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The von Bulow family is a very old noble family originating from Mecklenburg in Germany, dating back to the Middle Ages. The family has branched out and members can today be found in a many countries all over the world. The first von Bulow coat-of-arms had 21 golden circles, which later changed to 14 circles. The first mentioning of the name von Bulow was in 1154, Godofridos Bulowe, who lived on his estate in the episcopate Ratzeburg. In 1229, a Gottfried von Bulow is mentioned, who became a knight in 1236.

 

Godset Wedendorf att Gadebusch in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, own off von Bülow-family 1255-1680

Sebastian and Janice von Bülow
Sebastian, born in Malmo in 1963, grew up in Limham by the sea with his brother Anders. He started his business life early at the age of 17. His first foray into the business world started with a restaurant, a hotel, the export business, and computers. While studying abroad in the United States in 1993, he met his future wife, Janice Gibbons at the accounting firm Ersnt & Young, where he was working as a consultant. They later moved abroad to Moscow, Russia in 1994 and, after an engagement in Paris, were married in both Sweden and New York in 1995 and 1996, respectively. Two sons soon joined the family, as Kristjan was born in 1997 and Oskar in 1999. Today Sebastian is President of Poscimur, as a professionally publisher and author. Contact Sebastian

Pacifierman at www.pacifierland.com

Janice, born Janice Gibbons in Rockville Centre in 1962, grew up on Long Island with two older sisters: Sharon and Karen. She attended St. Agnes Cathedral High School and Georgetown University in Washington, DC where she majored in Finance. She began a career in finance and switched to Human Resources in 1986, when she joined Ernst & Young in their recruiting department. She spent 10 years at Ernst & Young in various HR positions in both New York and Moscow. In 1996, Janice began work with Merrill Lynch in NY, where she again worked with the human resources department, as Vice President. During her tenure at Merrill Lynch, she gave birth to two sons: Kristjan and Oskar. A working mom, she balanced a full-work schedule, while raising two small boys. In late-2001, after witnessing the terrible tragedy of the World Trade Center, the family decided to take a break and move to Sweden for a few years. They left their home in Rockville Centre and moved in to a manor home in Skane in Sweden for two years. Both Janice and the boys attended school and learned the Swedish language and culture. Janice also worked as a consultant at Ericsson Mobile Platforms. The family returned to the US in the summer of 2003 and Janice picked up her HR career again at Barclays Capital, a British investment bank.

Kristjan and Oskar von Bülow
Kristjan, born 1997 and Oskar, born 1999 at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York, New York. Kristjan was baptized at St. Thomas More Church in New York City in June 1997 and Oskar was baptized at St. Agnes Cathedral in Rockville Centre, New York in June 1999. In 1998, the von Bulow family bought a home in Rockville Centre, New York (Long Island) where the children attended pre-school until December 2001. In January 2002, the family moved to Staffanstorp, Sweden, where they lived at the manor home Torreberga Gods. Kristjan and Oskar attended the Montessori schools in both Malmo and Staffanstorp from 2001 - 2003.

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Knud von Bülow
Knud von Bulow, born in Denmark in 1925, moved to Sweden in 1947 with an engineering background. However, he decided not to pursue an engineering career and started his own company within the restaurant industry in Sandviken, Sweden. It was there that he met his future wife, Ingegerd Lundell in 1959. They subsequently moved to Malmo, Sweden where they were married in Friedhems Church in 1962. They bought a home in Limhamn where they started their family. Sebastian was born in 1963 and Anders in 1965. Knud soon opened more of his restaurant clubs in Stockholm, Copenhagen, and Malmo which became the social scene of the 1960s, with artists, actors, and other famous individuals frequenting them. In the 1970s, Knud retired from the restaurant world and took up his interest in art by hopening an art gallery along with his brother, Fritz. He began to paint and, within the art world, met Malen Steffensen from Copenhagen, Denmark, another art-lover. They married shortly thereafter, moved to Bjarred, Sweden and soon gave birth to their son, Nicolai, in 1983.

Ingegerd von Bülow
Ingegerd, mother to Sebastian and Anders, was born in Uppsala, Sweden in 1941. She began her career as a dancer for the Giraffe Club in Gavle where she met and married Knud von Bulow. At the time, Ingegerd was one of the most sought-after beauties in Sweden. They subsequently moved to Limhamn, Sweden, where they lived and raise their two sons. In 1974, Ingegerd and Knud divorced and Ingegerd moved to Gamla Vaster in Malmo and started into several careers. In 1975, her jobs consisted of managing a spirtual center, studying accupressure and opening her own clinic, and creating a day in honor of Mother Earth.

Anders von Bülow
Anders, the second son of Knud and Ingegerd, born in Limhamn grew up with a strong interest in music. After attending a private school specializing in classic music he started to give concerts together with other famous musicans. In 1996, he became Microsoft Certified System Engineer and started his first Server Engineering Company VBN (von Bülow Network) that today gives service to 300 larger companys. In 2001, he also opened a computer company in Malmo www.malmodata.se , Anders had a daughter, Jessika .
Anders big passion in life is his farm in Scania, south Sweden
and riding his Harley Davidson.

Anders is knighted to: Night of King Magnus the First of Sweden.
He also hold the Regalie of honor: Cermoni Master, Odd Fellow

Prince Bernhard von Bülow
(1849-1929) After first rising to the rank of State Secretary in 1897, von Bulow was appointed Chancellor by Kaiser Wilhelm II on 16-Oct-1900. He replaced the aging and ailing Prince Chodwig zu Hohenlohe. A politician by nature, he often manipulated the Emperor to further his own position. He was made a Prince of the German Empire as a result of his involvement in the Morocco Crisis of 1905. His career was a casualty of his own ambition and he was forced to resign from office as a result of the Daily Telegraph affair on 26-Jun-1909.

Bernhard Fürst von Bülow gives a discussion of German history. Listen

Brigitte Graefin von Bülow
Brigitte Graefin von Bülow, Australian, is a direct descendant of the German *von Bulow* side of the family. Having been educated at International Schools,Lyceum and University, including Bombay and Switzerland, she speaks 5 languages fluently and has a PhD in Psychology (Neuro) and Buddhism. She had for many years classical piano lessons, ballet, spokefrench from a young age and always wanted to explore the universe.
She is a devout Tibetan Buddhist and carries the Buddhist name Tenzin Lhamo, given to her by the Ven. Monks of the Dharamsala Monastery (Dalai Lama).
Her love for art has expressed itself in different ways: she composes classical piano music and lives with and through music (inherited from her Von Bulow forefathers), paints and writes poetry, (one of the poems was in the finals of an International Poetry Competition and has been published in a book) and is a member of several major Art Institutions.
Ofcourse she would not be a true blue blood von Bulow if her other great interest would not be the Diplomatic world and all that has to do with finding peaceful and intelligent solutions for whatever the situation calls for: she belongs to numerous organizations, Enviromental-Peace-WorldBank-FreeTibet-Buddhist. etc and is an active participant in every one of them. She is a Mensa member since 1983.
Some of the VIP positions she held were with Ansett Airlines in Australia and with the Deutsches Haus at the Olympics in 2000 in Sydney. She has a son, Paul, is married to an American and currently lives in Miami/Fl..

Ieri non e’ oggi
oggi non e’domani
domani altro non e’che

una pagina non scritta
e fra quelle del passatodel tuo futur

cosi’ come oggi e’ieri di domani

uno ieri che e’ancora oggi

© B.von Bulow 2003 More Poems
Doves of Peace. Listen

 

Andreas von Bülow
Andreas was Minister for Research and Technology in the cabinet of [former German Chancellor] Helmut Schmidt, and was a SPD member of the German parliament for 25 years. While serving on a committee investigating the Schalck-Golodkowski affair [a corruption scandal involving the former East German intelligence service]he started to receive some intelligence about the 9/11 terrorist threats in NYC. Andreas von Bülow, 64, believed that ithe CIA were involved in 9/11 and subsequently wrote a book on this subject, Im Namen des Staates (In the Name of the State). Von Bülow is currently alawyer in Bonn.

"There are tracks like those of a stampeding herd of elephants."

Vicco von Bülow
1923-11-12 ,Brandenburg Vicco von Bulow is considered to be the one of the greatest German humorists and is among the most popular personalities of German theatre and television. As the son of an army officer turned police officer. After his graduation, he joined the army, and fought in World War II as an officer. After the War, he eventually ended up studying at the Academy of Art in Hamburg. He then became a cartoonist, starting in Die Strasse. His 'Auf der Hund Gekommen' cartoon panels premiered in the Stern daily. In these panels, Loriot parodied the relations between humans and dogs. He became immortal as “Loriot” in cartoons, sketches and theatre plays. He has got his greatest acknowledgement as caricaturist, writer and director. His work is remembered and awarded with media’s highest awards and honors in his country.

Wilfried von Bülow
Wilfried von Bulow was born on May 20, 1937 in Wesslienen, East Prussia, Germany. He graduated from WOJH in Harburg, Germany. He and his wife Elisabeth have two children, Vicco and Isabelle.Wilfried was elected Chairman of the American Institute for International Steel (AIIS) in 2000 and assumed office in January 2001. He is a founding member of AIIS. Wilfried has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Ferrostaal Incorporated in New York since 1998. Ferrostaal Incorporated is a leading company involved in the import and export of steel and steel products, machinery and equipment, as well as engineering and logistical services. Wilfried joined the Ferrostaal Group of companies in 1962 and has served in a variety of executive positions in the company in Latin America and the United States. From 1981 to 1988 he was Executive Vice President of Ferrostaal Metals Corporation in San Francisco, California. He held the position of Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Ferrostaal Argentina, Buenos Aires, Argentina from 1975 to1981. From 1969 to 1975, he was Managing Director of Ferrostaal Chile S.A., Santiago de Chile. His first Latin American appointment for Ferrostaal was as Manager of the Industrial Plant Division with Ferrostaal de Colombia in Bogota.

General Friedrich Wihelm von Bülow " lucky Bülow"
(1755-1816) Despite joining the army at the age of 13, Friederich von Bulow was a talented musician who loved the arts. He became an officer in 1772 and served in the early campaigns against Revolutionary France. Rocked by the loss of his family, he put aside his grief and joined in the battle against Napoleon Bonaparte in 1806. Wellington said that it would not be fair if he did not credit the victory at Waterloo to the timely assistance he had received from Blucher and his Prussians... and he went on to say that
“the action of General von Bulow on Napoleon’s right flank was MOST DECISIVE.” (Wellington to Bathurst, June 19, 1815)


Another leading figure in the reconstruction of the Prussian army, von Bulow put the reforms to the test in 1813 and won the clashes at Luckau, Grossbeeren and Dennewitz. Extremely popular with his men, von Bulow led them through the carnage at Leipzig. During the 100 Days' Campaign it was von Bulow's IV Corps that arrived on the French right flank at Waterloo and sealed victory for the Allies. Returning home, he died in 1816. The Crests


Freiherr Hans Von Bülow
(1830-1894), German composer, celebrated pianist, and the first virtuoso conductor. Born in Dresden, Bülow studied law in Leipzig and Berlin, but turned to a musical career. After studying music with the German composer Richard Wagner and piano with the Hungarian pianist Franz Liszt, he became an outstanding concert pianist. In 1857 he married Liszt's daughter Cosima. She left Bülow in 1869 and became the wife of Richard Wagner. In 1864 Bülow became conductor of the royal opera in Munich, where he conducted the first performance of Wagner's Tristan und Isolde (1865).

"If anyone doesn't care for the way things are in Germany," the Kaiser was moved to declare one day, "let him shake the dust from his shoes."

At the end of von Bulow's final concert in Berlin, he laid down his baton, drew a hankerchief from his pocket, elaborately dusted his shoes - and promptly left for Egypt. Hans von Bulow detested two members of an orchestra named Schultz and Schmidt. One day, he was informed that Schmidt had died. Von Bulow's reply: "Und Schultz?"

He Died Meistersinger (1868). From 1880 to 1885 he was conductor at the court ducal at Meiningen; his orchestra became one of the finest in Europe. The Grave

Cosima von Bülow
(1857-68) Cosima von Bülow, wife of the composer Richard Wagner and director of the Bayreuth Festivals from his death in 1883 to 1908. Cosima was the illegitimate daughter of the composer-pianist Franz Liszt and the countess Marie d'Agoult, who also bore Liszt two other children. Liszt later legitimatized their births; he also provided generously for their education and, in the case of his daughters, their dowries. With her sister, Blandine, Cosima was educated in Paris by the governess of her father's mistress, Princess Wittgenstein, and then at the house of the mother of Hans von Bülow in Berlin. In 1857 she married Hans von Bülow, one of the outstanding conductors of his time and a favourite pupil of Liszt; but, though she encouraged him in his work and remained devoted to him throughout her life, their marriage proved unsatisfactory. She bore him two daughters; the two daughters subsequently born to Cosima--Isolde (1865) and Eva (1867)--were Richard Wagner's children. In 1868, Cosima with her four daughters left von Bülow and went to live with Wagner in Triebschen; they were finally married in 1870. In ! that year, too, Wagner composed the Siegfried Idylle to commemorate the birth of their son, Siegfried (1869-1930). With the passing of Wagner (1883), she took upon herself the management of the Bayreuth Festivals, of which she was art director until 1908, when her son took over. To this self-imposed task she applied her characteristic energies and her continued devotion to Wagner's works. She was the moving force behind the festival plays in both commercial and social matters, influencing the selection of repertory, artists, and style of presentation. She died in Bayreuth in total blindness.

Otto von Bülow
Korvettenkapitän (Crew 1930) Sank 15 ships for a total of 72.570 tons 2 ships damaged for a total of 16.689 tons. Born 16 Oct, 1911 Wilhelmshaven Ranks 9 Jan, 1930 Seekadett 1 Jan, 1932 Fähnrich zur See 1 Apr, 1934 Oberfähnrich zur See 1 Jan, 1935 Leutnant zur See 1 Jun, 1936 Oberleutnant zur See 1 Jun, 1939 Kapitänleutnant 1 Jun, 1943 Korvettenkapitän Decorations 6 Apr, 1942 Iron Cross 1st Class 20 Oct, 1942 Knights Cross 26 Apr, 1943 Knights Cross with Oak Leaves U-boat Commands: U-3 11 Nov, 1940 2 Jul, 1941 U-404 6 Aug, 1941 19 Jul, 1943 U-2545 29 Mar, 1945 18 Apr, 1945 For the first ten years of his naval career, Otto von Bülow served on the large warships Deutschland and Schleswig-Holstein, and in several navy anti-aircraft units. In April 1940 he joined the U-boat arm and seven months later took command of the school boat U-3 in the 21st Flotilla. After the usual Baubelehrung, in August 1941 Bülow commissioned U-404 at Danzig. In January 1942 the boat left Kiel on her first war patrol. In the course of the next five patrols Bülow sank 14 ships, including the British destroyer HMS Veteran (1,120 tons). His attack on 25 April, 1943 against the British aircraft carrier HMS Biter with two FAT and two G7e torpedoes was not successful, as all the torpedoes detonated some distance away from the British warship. Bülow left the boat after this patrol. In September 1943, Korvkpt. Bülow founded the 23rd Flotilla in Danzig, where future U-boat commanders got their first training. When he commissioned U-2545 in the spring of 1945 he was one of the highly decorated U-boat commanders (including Schnee, Cremer, Emmermann, Witt and Topp), who took command of the new Electro U-boats (Type XXI and the smaller Type XXIII) in an attempt to turn the tide in the battle of the Atlantic. In last weeks of war Bülow commanded the Marinesturmbataillon I (Naval Assault Battalion I). After the war he spent three months in British captivity. In July 1956 he joined the newly formed German navy (Bundesmarine). In 1960 at Charleston, South Carolina he commissioned the destroyer Z-6, the former US destroyer USS Charles Ausburne. In March 1963 he became commander of the 3. Zerstörer- geschwader (3rd Destroyer Squadron). Before he retired in 1970, he spent his last five years as Kapitän zur See and garrison chief of Hamburg.

Karl von Bülow
Karl von Bülow was born on 24th April 1846. He was a veteran Prussian officer and served in the Austro-Prussian War (1866) and the Franco-Prussian War (1870-71). On the outbreak of the First World War he was placed in command of the German Second Army that invaded Belgium. He was later criticized for failing to exploit early victories against the retreating French Army. He remained in control of the German Army on the Western Front and was promoted to field marshal in January 1915. After a heart-attack in March 1915, he returned to Germany and retired from the army in 1916. Karl von Bülow died in Berlin on 31st August 1921. The Grave

Claus von Bülow
Claus von Bulow was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, on August 11, 1926. He was the son of a noted playwright, Svend Borberg and Ionna von Bulow Borberg, a beautiful woman who came from a well-to-do family. Claus was educated at private boarding schools and Cambridge University, where he received a law degree. He left the practice of law to work as executive assistant to oil billionaire John Paul Getty. It was at a party at Getty's estate that he met Princess Sunny von Auersperg. The American heiress, born Martha Crawford, had married an Austrian Prince with whom she had two children, Ala and Alexander. Claus fell in love with Sunny who was unhappy in her marriage. Sunny soon divorced her husband and moved back to the United States. On June 6, 1966, she married Claus von Bulow.

"He might look like the devel, but He`s such a cozy old thing... Have you seen him do his imaitation of Queen Victoria"

They seemed a fairy-tale couple: rich, handsome, cultured. But shortly after the birth of their daughter, Cosima, the marriage began to disintegrate. Sunny's reclusiveness and von Bulow's lack of gainful employment were among the differences that eroded their relationship. Claus complained publicly about his dissatisfaction with his marriage and began an affair with a former soap opera actress, Alexandra Isles, in 1979. Isles, a divorcee and mother of one son, insisted that Claus seek a divorce. In December of 1979 and again in December of 1980, Sunny von Bulow fell into a coma. She recovered from the first but the second was irreversible. On both occasions, it was noted that her blood sugar was dangerously low, possibly indicating a high level of insulin in her system. After the second coma, Sunny's children, Ala and Alexander, began an investigation of Claus which led to his indictment for attempted murder. The von Bulow trial drew enormous attention from the public and the media. It was the first time a trial was broadcast on television. After he was acquitted at his second trial, Claus no longer felt at home in America and moved back to England in 1987. He remains close to his daughter Cosima who shares, with Ala and Alexander, a family fortune estimated at one hundred and fifty million dollars.

From the court: Movie

William J. Bulow
South Dakota Governor, US Senator. Served as South Dakota's first Democratic Governor, serving from 1924 to 1931. Elected as a Senator from South Dakota to the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1931 to 1943. He grew up and was educated in Clermont County, Ohio, and graduated with a degree of law from the University of Michigan in 1893. During that same year, he came to South Dakota when the state was only four years old. He first lived in Sioux Falls and worked for Joe Kirby's office. He then came to Beresford via horse and carriage to set up his own law office. He helped to develop the town of Beresford, where he served twenty-five years as city attorney and served as mayor in 1912. His house was later registered as a historic landmark. During Beresford's seventy-fifth jubilee in 1959, the city park was dedicated as "Bulow Park."

May Bulow
Captain May Bulow Alm. One of America's true heroines along with all of the ladies of the 104th Evacuation Hospital, 3rd Army, ETO.

Vivianna Bülow
Jewellery Designer, Sculptor Vivianna Bülow-Hübe's exhibition "BEYOND TIME - Themes by Torun" continues to tour the world with great success. The recents vernissages in Düsseldorf, Hamburg and and Munich were enthusiastically attended by Subud members and the general public, as well as the press and TV. One of the outstanding pieces in the exhibition is her sculpture titled The Spiral. How this piece came about is one of many fascinating stories that Vivianna recently told me in a two and a half hour video interview. This is how it went:
"I've always been fascinated by the spiral form. If you notice, when you pour cream into coffee it produces the same two armed spiral that is found in a galaxy. Spirals are also found in human DNA.