Hans Graf Huyn

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Person.png Hans Graf Huyn   IMDBRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(deep politician)
Hans Graf Huyn.jpg
Born3 July 1930
Warsaw, Poland
Died22 January 2011 (Age 80)
Ritten, Italy
Parents • Johannes Franz Graf Huyn
• Liselotte von Philipp
Children • John
• Marie Christine
• Franz Ferdinand
• Assunta
SpouseRosemary Huyn
Member ofLe Cercle, The 61, The Stauffenberg Service
Perpetrator ofHuyn Affair
German deep politician who attended Le Cercle

Count Hans Graf Huyn was a deep politician who attended Le Cercle meetings. He is mentioned in the Langemann Papers which included the minutes of a 1980 meeting of Le Cercle, in which Huyn reported having "consulted with the head of the Saudi security service about the establishment of a short-wave radio transmitting towards the Soviet Union. The Saudis were interested, he said, and had guaranteed finance, on the condition that a situation such as that created in Moscow by Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty must be avoided at all cost."[1]


Hans Graf Huyn was son of the press attaché at the German embassy in Poland Johannes Franz Graf Huyn (1894-1941) and Liselotte von Philipp. He studied law, philosophy, history and languages ​​at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich and at universities in France and South America.


In 1955 he became an attaché at the German Foreign Office. In 1956 he participated as a secretary at the EEC negotiations in Brussels. From 1956 to 1957 he ran through diplomatic stations in Tunis and Dublin, and was used until 1959 at the headquarters of the Foreign Ministry. After work at the Embassy in Tokyo from 1959 to 1964 he was from June to August 1961 Permanent Deputy Ambassador in Manila. From 1963 to 1965 he was responsible in the European keynote of the political department of the Foreign Office of European Political Cooperation and the French-German friendship treaty.

Huyn Affair

Full article: Huyn Affair

In 1965 Huyn was dismissed after it was discovered that he had leaked confidential information. This very significantly damaged the government of German Chancellor, Ludwig Erhard.


Huyn then began work as a journalist. In 1969 he was working for the federal financial administration and changed in 1972 as a clerk for the CSU Regional Group in the CDU / CSU Parliamentary Group in the German Bundestag. He was until 1976 foreign policy advisor to Franz Josef Strauss. In 1976 he was himself a member of the German Parliament and was a deputy for the constituency Rosenheim from 1976 to 1987 and 1988 to 1990. He was a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee, the Inner-German committee and the defense committee and foreign affairs spokesman of the CSU in the German Bundestag.


Huyn wrote several books which deal mainly with the Ostpolitik and the Soviet Union.


Hans Graf Huyn died after a long illness on January 22, 2011.


An event carried out

Huyn Affair


Events Participated in

Le Cercle/1980 (Zurich)28 June 198029 June 1980Switzerland
One of their shorter meetings, the minutes of which were in the Langemann Papers.
Le Cercle/1982 (Wildbad Kreuth)11 June 198213 June 1982Germany
Hanns Seidel Foundation
Le Cercle/1983 (Bonn)30 June 19833 July 1983Germany
Le Cercle/1984 (Bonn)5 July 19847 July 1984Germany
Held in Bonn, West Germany, the list of the 36 visitors was published online in 2011.
Le Cercle/1984 (Capetown)12 January 198415 January 1984South Africa
4 day meeting of Le Cercle in Capetown exposed after Joel Van der Reijden discovered the attendee list for this conference and published it online in 2011
Le Cercle/1985 (Washington)7 January 198510 January 1985US
Washington DC