Cecilia Nordenkull-Jorgensen

Author and chief of research, Icons of Europe

Cecilia Jorgensen (née Nordenkull), Swedish, is co-founder and chief of research of the association Icons of Europe, Brussels.  She is author of several publications about the life and music of Chopin, as well as playwright of the musical drama Chopin and The Nightingale staged in Europe and America.  She initiated and participated in a BBC Four documentary on Chopin in 2010.

Cecilia's next book KARL XII: Kungamord (in Swedish) resolves the 300-year old mystery on the death of Charles.XII of Sweden and on conflicting accounts of his legacy.  She recently discovered that she is herself a descendant of Charles XII's eldest sister, Hedvig Sofia.


Cecilia Nordenkull-Jorgensen, co-founder and chief of research, Icons of Europe, Brussels.
Cecilias biografi på svenska  |  Cecilia in the press

Not yet published:  "KARL XII: Kungamord", book researched by Cecilia Nordenkull with editorial support by Icons of Europe.

Charles XII of Sweden (1682-1718):  the mystery of his death now resolved by Icons of Europe. Unknown artist.

To be published in 2018


Charles XII of Sweden (1682-1718)

Cecilia Nordenkull-Jorgensen is a former vice-president of JP.Morgan.  She became an Internet pioneer through her own company and was named Marketeer-of-the-Year finalist of the American Chamber of Commerce.  She founded and chaired Internet Society Belgium and was a panelist in Wall Street Journal Europe’s CEO Summit 1999 in London on Europe’s digital economy. 

In parallel with her corporate career, Cecilia founded Galerie Beaumont in Lasne and became a representative of Christie’s Contemporary Art in 1982.  She previously worked in Stockholm, New.York and London.  She holds an MBA Boston University and speaks five languages.

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