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Copyright 2004
by Dr. Albrecht von Zedlitz.
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This is my family crest of the aristocratic lineage of FREIHERR VON ZEDLITZ, awarded in 1610 by Emperor Rudolph II of Habsburg/ Austria first and awarded by Kind Frederick the Great of Prussia 1741 to my ancestors in the same form. The motto means “strong and true”.


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But the von Zedlitz family dates back much earlier, to the days when the first knight of von Zedlitz was made by a King, who was saved from being torn to death, after having fallen off his horse during a fierce battle but still hooked up by his belt, by the brave deed of his knight who freed the King by cutting him off his belt with a well targeted strike of his sword.

The first official record of the noble family von Zedlitz dates back to 1190, and in 1990, the 800-year festival of the family was celebrated. For most of the time, the family lived in Silesia, but there were also lineages living in Austria and in the lower Rhineland area. The von Zedlitz family, thus belongs to one of the oldest aristocratic families of German nobility.


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Dr.phil. Hans Albrecht FREIHERR VON ZEDLITZ UND NEUKIRCH, M.A.


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This is a photo of me in 2005. I am born in 1955 in Coburg, Upper Franconia (Bavaria) in West Germany. Today, I live Frankfurt/Main.

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These positive examples of the past are important and encouraging: great personalities which took part in public affairs and played a role in international diplomacy and intellectual history. Of course, there must have been also more negative sides (like militaristic traditions, backward orientation, class conceit). Aristocracy and nobility have always two sides like most other social phenomena, too.

Members of nobility will not always benefit but often also suffer from both exaggerated positive expectations (to have to be of higher standard than normal) and negative prejudices (such as being a stubborn, arrogant, anti-social, oppressor, racist, nationalist, reactionary, colonialist, capitalist etc.).

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I firmly believe that each human being should contribute something during his or her life time which will transcend his/ her life and contribute towards the common good of mankind, humanity, our human existence or our greater spiritual fulfilment.

In my case, this is my project of “Paradise-on-Earth” which aims at construction of a true paradise on earth as a paradisiac place of living, free of ancient notions of labour, a world free of poverty, free of destruction of nature and in full harmony with the biosphere of our beautiful, rare, blue  planet Earth, which in itself is a very rare oasis or paradise (as “spaceship Earth”) rolling around our Sun and surrounded by an infinitely vast but deadly space.



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One of my main hobbies is music. I also cherish the game of playing chess.

Since the age of 15, I play the drums (first classical, then jazz, blues and rock, later also funk and pop as well as percussion) and can call myself an “artist percussionist”.

Another hobby of mine is to design innovations & inventions, art & visions (see my webpage of www.z-visions.com for details). One of my subprojects is to create a club for the astrological signs of “Pisces”, born 21st February to 20th of March (website www.pisces-club.org under construction).

My major sports are swimming and skiing.



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