Lilly Steinschneider, Countess of Coudenhove-Kalerg (1891 – 1975) was born in Budapest. She decided to become a pilot at the international aviation contest which took place in Budapest during the summer of 1910. She studied aviation at Wienerneustadt. Her teacher was the renown aviation pioneer Karl Illner. She flew an Etrich Taube. She received the Number 4 pilot license on August 15, 1912.
She was immediately hired by an Austrian aviation firm. She took part in various domestic and Austrian aviation contests and airshows. She got married in 1914 and moved to her husband’s residence in Czechia (nowadays Czech Republic). She quit aviation. She lived a secluded life in the aftermath of WWII in the South of France.