Karel zu Schwarzenberg

former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Czech Republic

Karel zu Schwarzenberg assumed his inheritance in 1965 and became the internal head of the Schwarzenberg family after the death of his uncle, uniting two lines of his family (primogeniture and secundogeniture) in his person. He is international human rights activist and served as president of the International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights from 1984 to 1991. After the Velvel Revolution in Czechoslovakia and the election of Vaclav Havel as president, he became the latterÂ’s chancellor from 1990 to 1992. Later, Prince Schwarzenberg was foreign minister of Czechoslovakia from 2007 to 2009 and from 2010 to 2013. He remains one of Czech RepublicÂ’s most popular politicians.