Stephanie zu Guttenberg

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Stephanie zu Guttenberg
Countess (Gräfin) of Bismarck-Schönhausen, Baroness (Freifrau) of Guttenberg[1]
Stephanie von und zu Guttenberg (2010)
Stephanie von und zu Guttenberg (2010)
Spouse(s) Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg
Anna (2001) and Mathilde (2002) zu Guttenberg
Noble family House of Bismarck (by birth), House of Guttenberg (by marriage)
Father Andreas Graf von Bismarck-Schönhausen
Mother Charlotte Kinberg
Born (1976-11-24) 24 November 1976 (age 43)

Stephanie Freifrau von und zu Guttenberg (born 24 November 1976 in Munich[2]), née Stephanie Gräfin von Bismarck-Schönhausen (Countess of Bismarck-Schönhausen), is a German activist against child abuse, and the President of Innocence in Danger, a group which wants Internet censorship of child pornography.[3][4] She has also co-written a book about these topics.

She is the wife of Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg, the former German Minister of Defence. A member of the Bismarck family, she is the great-great-granddaughter of Chancellor Prince Otto Bismarck and great-granddaughter of Foreign Secretary Herbert, Prince of Bismarck. She is also a descendant of Robert Whitehead, the inventor of the torpedo, and diplomat Alexander, Count of Hoyos.

Stephanie von und zu Guttenberg (2010)

She got a degree in business administration and textile engineering (Fashion Business Management) from the private academy Fachakademie für Textil & Schuhe in Nagold, and has worked during her schooling for several textile companies.

On 12 February 2000, she married Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg, whom she had met when attending Love Parade in Berlin in 1995. They have two daughters, born in 2001 and 2002.

Activism[change | change source]

She has been President of the German section of Innocence in Danger, an organisation combating child abuse and lobbying for Internet censorship of child pornography.[4][5]

In September 2010, she published the book Schaut nicht weg! Was wir gegen sexuellen Missbrauch tun müssen, co-written with Anne-Ev Ustorf.[6]

She accompanied her husband when visiting the troops in Afghanistan in December 2010,[7] which drew some criticism from the opposition.[8]

On 24 January 2011, Stephanie zu Guttenberg became Patron of the Deutsche Multiple Sklerose Gesellschaft in Bavaria.[9]

Awards[change | change source]

Publications[change | change source]

  • Stephanie zu Guttenberg, Anne-Ev Ustorf, Schaut nicht weg!, Verlag Kreuz, 2010, ISBN 978-3-7831-3485-8

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