Famous People Born In 1913

Discover the most famous people born in 1913. The list includes people like Richard Nixon, Rosa Parks, Gerald Ford, Albert Camus, Vivien Leigh and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, journalists, poets and coaches born in 1913. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, Germany & France and many more countries.
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Rosa Parks
(American Activist in the Civil Rights Movement Best Known for Her Pivotal Role in the Montgomery Bus Boycott)
Rosa Parks
64
Birthdate: 4th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tuskegee, Alabama, United States
Died: October 24, 2005

Rosa Parks, “the first lady of civil rights,” was a pioneer in the American revolution against color segregation and racism. Her refusal to leave her bus seat to a white passenger gave rise to the iconic Montgomery Bus Boycott, which also led her to work with Martin Luther King Jr.

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Jesse Owens
(American Track and Field Athlete Who Won Four Gold Medals at the 1936 Berlin Olympics)
Jesse Owens
37
Listed In: Athletes
Birthdate: 12th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Oakville, Alabama, United States
Died: March 31, 1980

Widely regarded as one of the greatest track and field athletes of all time, Jesse Owens' three world records in less than an hour in 1935 came to be known as the greatest 45 minutes ever in sports. He was credited with destroying Adolf Hitler's myth of Aryan supremacy when he won four gold medals at the 1936 Summer Olympics.

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Richard Nixon
(37th President of the United States)
Richard Nixon
81
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 9th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Yorba Linda, California, United States
Died: April 22, 1994

Richard Nixon is the only American president in the history so far to resign from the office. His name is synonymous with the infamous Watergate scandal which led to his resignation. But his regime saw several positives too, such as end to the U.S involvement in the Vietnam War, improvement in the relationship with Soviet Union and China, and the establishment of the Environmental Protection Agency.

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Albert Camus
(Philosopher & Novelist)
Albert Camus
37
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 7th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Drean, Algeria
Died: January 4, 1960

Albert Camus was a French philosopher and the second-youngest recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature. His philosophical views contributed to the rise of absurdism, a philosophical concept. Also a prolific writer, Albert Camus had an illustrious literary career; most of his philosophical essays and novels are still influential.

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Gerald Ford
(38th President of the United States (1974 - 1977))
Gerald Ford
65
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 14th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Died: December 26, 2006

Gerald Ford Jr served as the 38th president of US from August 1974 to January 1977. His 895 day-long stint as the American president is the shortest in US history for any president who did not die in office. In a controversial act, he granted a presidential pardon to his predecessor Richard Nixon for his role in the Watergate scandal.

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Vivien Leigh
(British Actress Known for Her Roles in the Films: ‘Gone with the Wind’ and ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’)
Vivien Leigh
22
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 5th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Darjeeling, India
Died: July 8, 1967

British actress Vivien Leigh gained popularity with her award winning performance in films Gone with the Wind and A Street Car named Desire and her Musical Broadway Tovarich. The beautiful actress, who went on to feature in films like That Hamilton Woman and Ship of Fools, had a troubled personal life and suffered from physical and mental health issues.

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Burt Lancaster
(One of the Greatest Male Stars of Classic Hollywood Cinema)
Burt Lancaster
15
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 2nd November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: October 20, 1994
Burt Lancaster, one of the most prominent actors of Hollywood’s Golden Age, began as an acrobat and also fought in World War II. He is remembered for his Academy Award- and Golden Globe-winning performance in Elmer Gantry, and other films such as The Rainmaker, Birdman of Alcatraz, and Atlantic City.
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Lloyd Bridges
(American Film, Stage and Television Actor)
Lloyd Bridges
13
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 15th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: San Leandro, California, United States
Died: March 10, 1998

The father of actors Beau and Jeff Bridges, Lloyd Bridges was an American actor who played important roles across all the three major acting mediums. Apart from his acting career, which spanned more than 60 years, Bridges was also known for his involvement in groups, such as Heal the Bay and the American Oceans Campaign

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Peter Cushing
(English Actor Known for His TV Series ‘BBC Sunday-Night Theatre’)
Peter Cushing
9
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 26th May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kenley, England, United Kingdom
Died: August 11, 1994
Peter Cushing is best remembered for his roles in Hammer Productions horror films, particularly as Baron Frankenstein in their Frankenstein films and as Doctor Van Helsing in their Dracula films. Fans also loved him in The Hound of the Baskervilles, Dr. Who and the Daleks, and the original Star Wars.
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Vince Lombardi
(One of the Greatest Coaches and Leaders in the History of All American Sports)
Vince Lombardi
6
Listed In: Coaches
Birthdate: 11th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: September 3, 1970

Football coach, Vince Lombardi, is best known for being the head coach of the Green Bay Packers during the 1960s. Beginning his career as a high school coach, he eventually started coaching  National Football League (NFL) teams. As a head coach in the NFL, he never had a losing season. He died of cancer in 1970.

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Muddy Waters
(Musician)
Muddy Waters
21
Listed In: Guitarists
Birthdate: 4th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Issaquena County, Mississippi
Died: April 30, 1983
Grammy-winning blues singer McKinley Morganfield, better known as Muddy Waters, is considered the father of modern Chicago blues. He is remembered for his tracks Hoochie Coochie Man and Rollin' Stone, with the latter inspiring the name of the band The Rolling Stones. He shaped the rock and roll genre.
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Alan Ladd
(Actor and Film Producer)
Alan Ladd
12
Birthdate: 3rd September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hot Springs, Arkansas, United States
Died: January 29, 1964
Alan Ladd soared to fame with Westerns and film noir of the 1940s-1950s. He often paired up with Veronica Lake and also appeared in radio plays. Some of his hits were The Blue Dahlia, The Carpetbaggers, and The Great Gatsby. He died of an accidental overdose of alcohol and drugs.
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Red Skelton
(Comedian, Pantomimist)
Red Skelton
19
Listed In: Comedians
Birthdate: 18th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Vincennes
Died: September 17, 1997

Red Skelton is best remembered as the host of The Red Skelton Show. Apart from films and TV, he had also performed in vaudeville, casinos, and nightclubs. He was also a skilled painter and specialized in paintings of clowns, which earned him more than his acting projects.

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Loretta Young
(Actress)
Loretta Young
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Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 6th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Died: August 12, 2000

Loretta Young began as a child actor. She later won an Academy Award for her portrayal of Katrin "Katy" Holstrum in The Farmer's Daughter and earned an Academy Award nomination for her role in Come to the Stable. Fans also loved her in the Emmy-winning series The Loretta Young Show.

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Jim Backus
(American Actor Best Known for His Role as ‘Thurston Howell III’ in the TV Sitcom ‘Gilligan's Island’)
Jim Backus
9
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 25th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Died: July 3, 1989
Jim Backus is best known as Thurston Howell III from Gilligan's Island and as Frank Stark from Rebel Without a Cause. He also became popular as the voice of the animated character Mr. Magoo. He was also a skilled golfer and has his own show, The Jim Backus Show.
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Bear Bryant
(One of the Greatest College Football Coaches of All Time)
Bear Bryant
12
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: 11th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cleveland County, Arkansas, United States
Died: January 26, 1983

Bear Bryant was an American football player who represented the Crimson Tide of the University of Alabama. Bryant is remembered for his illustrious career as a coach. He served as the head coach of the Crimson Tide for 25 years, during which he helped his team win six national championships. He is regarded as the greatest college football coach ever.

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Stewart Granger
13
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 6th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kensington, London, England
Died: August 16, 1993
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Gig Young
(Best Known for His Roles in the Films: ‘They Shoot Horses, Don't They?’ and ‘Teacher's Pet’)
Gig Young
9
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 4th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: St. Cloud, Minnesota, United States
Died: October 19, 1978
Gig Young is remembered for his Academy Award- and Golden Globe-winning performance in They Shoot Horses, Don't They? He also delivered stellar performances in films such as Come Fill the Cup and Teacher's Pet, and for his Emmy-nominated role in the TV film The Neon Ceiling.
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Victor Mature
(First male film star to be labeled a hunk, he appeared in Samson and Delilah in 1949 and The Robe in 1953)
Victor Mature
6
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 29th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Died: August 4, 1999
 20 
Dorothy Kilgallen
(American Journalist and Panelist on the TV Game Show ‘What's My Line?’)
Dorothy Kilgallen
4
Listed In: Journalists
Birthdate: 3rd July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: November 8, 1965

Dorothy Kilgallen was an American television game show panelist and journalist. After starting her career as a reporter for the New York Evening Journal, Kilgallen began writing The Voice of Broadway, a newspaper column that became popular over a period of time. She also wrote articles on controversial and sensitive subjects like John F. Kennedy's assassination.

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Frances Farmer
(American Actress and Television Hostess)
Frances Farmer
9
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 19th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States
Died: August 1, 1970
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Benjamin Britten
(British Composer, Pianist, and Conductor Known for His Iconic Operas)
Benjamin Britten
5
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 22nd November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lowestoft
Died: December 4, 1976

Path-breaking British composer, pianist, and conductor Benjamin Britten was known for his fine operas such as Peter Grimes and the War Requiem. He also created countless orchestral works and is known for his long professional partnership with tenor Peter Pears, a collaboration that led to the formation of the Britten-Pears Foundation.

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Mary Martin
(Actress, Singer)
Mary Martin
1
Birthdate: 1st December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Weatherford, Texas, U.S.
Died: November 3, 1990
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Trevor Howard
(English Stage, Film, and Television Actor)
Trevor Howard
5
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 29th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cliftonville, Kent, England, United Kingdom
Died: January 7, 1988

British actor Trevor Howard achieved stardom with his bit role of Alec in the romantic drama film Brief Encounter. He started his career with Shakespearean stage roles and then served as a paratrooper during World War II. His performance as Walter Morel in Sons and Lovers got him nominated for the Academy Award.

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Joe Medicine Crow
(Native American Writer, Historian and War Chief of the Crow Nation)
Joe Medicine Crow
6
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 27th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lodge Grass, Montana, United States
Died: April 3, 2016

The last Crow war chief, Dr. Joseph Medicine Crow was part of the Whistling Water clan of Native Americans. The legendary indigenous hero was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. A published historian, too, he is remembered for his research on the Battle of the Little Bighorn.

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John Garfield
10
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 4th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York City
Died: May 21, 1952
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Grandpa Jones
(Banjoist, Singer, Songwriter)
Grandpa Jones
20
Birthdate: 20th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Niagara
Died: February 19, 1998
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Robert Capa
(Photographer, Photojournalist)
Robert Capa
8
Listed In: Journalists
Birthdate: 22nd October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: May 25, 1954

Robert Capa was a Hungarian-American photojournalist and war photographer. Regarded as the greatest adventure and combat photographer of all time, Robert Capa is best remembered for covering five major wars, namely Second Sino-Japanese War, Spanish Civil War, World War II, First Indochina War, and the 1948 Arab–Israeli War. In 1947, he was honored with the prestigious Medal of Freedom.

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Woody Hayes
(American Football Player and Coach)
Woody Hayes
7
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: 14th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Clifton, Ohio, United States
Died: March 12, 1987
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Paul Erdős
(Mathematician)
Paul Erdős
7
Listed In: Mathematicians
Birthdate: 26th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Budapest, Austria-Hungary
Died: September 20, 1996

Hungarian mathematician Paul Erdős spent most of his childhood at home, due to his mother’s overprotectiveness after his sisters died of scarlet fever. Known for his eccentricity, he used his own vocabulary. His contributions include the Ramsey theory, and he skipped many university job offers to continue working independently.

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Hélio Gracie
(Brazilian Martial Artist and Judo Player)
Hélio Gracie
4
Birthdate: 1st October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Belém, State of Pará, Brazil
Died: January 29, 2009
 32 
Anna Lee
(Actress)
Anna Lee
2
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 2nd January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ightham, Kent, England
Died: May 14, 2004
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Noah Beery Jr.
(Actor)
Noah Beery Jr.
4
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 10th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: November 1, 1994
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Archie Moore
(American Professional Boxer Who Has Had One of the Sport’s Longest Professional Careers)
Archie Moore
10
Listed In: Boxers
Birthdate: 13th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Benoit, Mississippi, United States
Died: December 9, 1998
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Frankie Laine
(Singer)
Frankie Laine
2
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 30th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Died: February 6, 2007
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Luz Long
(Olympic long-jumper)
Luz Long
3
Birthdate: 27th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Leipzig, Germany
Died: July 14, 1943
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Menachem Begin
(Former Prime Minister of Israel)
Menachem Begin
8
Listed In: Prime Ministers
Birthdate: 16th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Brest
Died: March 9, 1992

Menachem Begin was an Israeli politician who served as the sixth Prime Minister of Israel. In this position, he signed a peace treaty with Egypt in 1979, for which he and Egyptian politician Anwar Sadat shared the Nobel Prize for Peace. He implemented several reforms to improve the socio-economic condition of Israeli citizens and improve the general quality of life.

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Geraldine Fitzgerald
(Actress)
Geraldine Fitzgerald
3
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 24th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Greystones, County Wicklow, Ireland
Died: July 17, 2005
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Anthony Quayle
1
Birthdate: 7th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ainsdale, England
Died: October 20, 1989
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Bismillah Khan
(Indian Musician Who Popularized the Musical Instrument 'Shehnai')
Bismillah Khan
71
Birthdate: 21st March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dumraon, Bihar
Died: August 21, 2006

Bismillah Khan was a reputed classical musician, credited with popularizing the shehnai, an Indian oboe like woodwind instrument, at home and abroad. Until his time, shehnai was considered a folk instrument played only at traditional ceremonies, an idea he demolished with his concert performance in 1937, eventually taking it to the global audience with his appearance at Edinburgh International Festival.

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Oleg Cassini
(Film Fashion Designer Best Known for His Association with Former First Lady of the United States, Jacqueline Kennedy )
Oleg Cassini
3
Birthdate: 11th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: March 17, 2006

Born to a Russian diplomat, designer Oleg Cassini was known as much for his affairs with femme fatales such as Grace Kelly and Marilyn Monroe as for his designs. Initially married to actor Gene Tierney, he had also kept his 34-year marriage to Marianne Nestor a secret till his death.

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Mark Felt
(2nd Associate Director of the FBI Who was Known for His Role in the Watergate Scandal)
Mark Felt
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Birthdate: 17th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Twin Falls, Idaho, United States
Died: December 18, 2008

Mark Felt served as the FBI associate director from 1972 to 1973. He was widely suspected of being Deep Throat, the anonymous source who provided The Washington Post journalists Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein vital information regarding the Watergate scandal, and eventually owned up a few years before his death.

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Jimmy Hoffa
(Labor Union Leader)
Jimmy Hoffa
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Birthdate: 14th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Brazil, Indiana, United States
Died: July 30, 1982

The son of an Indiana coal miner, Jimmy Hoffa was the infamous President of International Brotherhood of Teamsters union. He had long association with organised crime figures and was later sentenced to thirteen years of imprisonment for jury-tampering, bribery and fraud but released early according to a pardon agreement, only to disappear mysteriously and never to be found again.

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Jacobo Árbenz
(Politician, Military personnel)
Jacobo Árbenz
7
Birthdate: 14th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Quetzaltenango
Died: January 27, 1971
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Stanley Kramer
(Film Director, Producer)
Stanley Kramer
1
Birthdate: 29th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, US
Died: February 19, 2001
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Bob Crosby
(Singer)
Bob Crosby
0
Listed In: Jazz Singers
Birthdate: 23rd August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Spokane, Washington, United States
Died: March 9, 1993
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Josef Bican
(Austrian-Czech Professional Footballer Who Played as a Forward)
Josef Bican
6
Listed In: Football Players
Birthdate: 25th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: December 12, 2001

Josef Bican was an Austrian-Czech footballer who played as a forward. According to Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation, Bican scored more than 950 goals in 624 official matches, which makes him the second-most prolific goalscorer of all time in recorded history. In 2000, Josef Bican was honored with the Golden Ball by the IFFHS

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Nina Schenk Grafin von Stauffenberg
(Claus von Stauffenberg's wife)
Nina Schenk Grafin von Stauffenberg
3
Listed In: Family Members
Birthdate: 27th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kaunas, Lithuania
Died: April 2, 2006
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Don Hutson
(American football player)
Don Hutson
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: 31st January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Pine Bluff, Arkansas, United States
Died: June 26, 1997
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Willy Brandt
(Chancellor of Germany (1969 - 1974))
Willy Brandt
7
Birthdate: 18th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lübeck, Germany
Died: October 8, 1992

Willy Brandt was a German statesman and politician. From 1964 to 1987, he led the Social Democratic Party of Germany. From 1969 to 1974, Brandt served as chancellor of West Germany. In 1971, he was honored with the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to achieve reconciliation between the countries of Eastern Europe and West Germany.