Famous German Chancellors And Presidents

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 1 Helmut Kohl

Helmut Kohl
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Famous As: Former Chancellor of Germany
Birthdate: April 3, 1930
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: German
Died: June 16, 2017
Christian Democratic Union politician Helmut Kohl was the Chancellor of Germany from 1982 to 1998. He had also served as the chairman of the CDU earlier. His tenure witnessed the end of the Cold War, the fall of the Berlin Wall, and the formation of the European Union.

 2 Konrad Adenauer

Konrad Adenauer
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Famous As: Former Chancellor of Germany
Birthdate: January 5, 1876
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: German
Died: April 19, 1967

German politician, Konrad Adenauer, served as the first Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany from 1949 to 1963. He was also the co-founder and the first leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU). He played a key role in leading his country from the ruins of World War II to becoming a  prosperous nation.

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 3 Kurt Georg Kiesinger

Kurt Georg Kiesinger
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Famous As: Politician, Lawyer, Judge
Birthdate: April 6, 1904
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: German
Died: March 9, 1988

 4 Willy Brandt

Willy Brandt
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Famous As: Former Chancellor of Germany
Birthdate: December 18, 1913
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: German
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.

 5 Frank-Walter Steinmeier

Frank-Walter Steinmeier
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: January 5, 1956
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: German

 6 Gerhard Schröder

Gerhard Schröder
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: April 7, 1944
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: German

 7 Lutz Graf Schwerin von Krosigk

Lutz Graf Schwerin von Krosigk
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Famous As: Politician, Jurist, Diplomat, Economist
Birthdate: August 22, 1887
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: German
Died: April 3, 1977
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 8 Joachim Gauck

Joachim Gauck
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: January 24, 1940
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: German

 9 Walter Ulbricht

Walter Ulbricht
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: June 30, 1893
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: German
Died: August 1, 1973

 10 Gustav Stresemann

Gustav Stresemann
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Famous As: Chancellor of Germany
Birthdate: May 10, 1878
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: German
Died: October 3, 1929

Gustav Stresemann was the only one of his siblings to complete university education. He grew up to serve as the chancellor of the Weimar Republic briefly, before becoming the foreign minister. He shared the Nobel Peace Prize with the French foreign minister Aristide Briand for an agreement of reconciliation.

 11 Ludwig Erhard

Ludwig Erhard
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Famous As: Economist, Politician, University teacher
Birthdate: February 4, 1897
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: German
Died: May 5, 1977

 12 Theodor Heuss

Theodor Heuss
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: January 31, 1884
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: German
Died: December 12, 1963

 13 Wilhelm Pieck

Wilhelm Pieck
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: January 3, 1876
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: German
Died: September 7, 1960

 14 Prince Maximilian of Baden

Prince Maximilian of Baden
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: July 10, 1867
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: German
Died: November 6, 1929

 15 Horst Köhler

Horst Köhler
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: February 22, 1943
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: German

 16 Heinrich Brüning

Heinrich Brüning
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Famous As: President, Academician, economist, activist
Birthdate: November 26, 1885
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: German
Died: March 30, 1970

 17 Christian Wulff

Christian Wulff
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: June 19, 1959
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: German

 18 Walter Scheel

Walter Scheel
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: July 8, 1919
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: German
Died: August 24, 2016

 19 Philipp Scheidemann

Philipp Scheidemann
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: July 26, 1865
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: German
Died: November 29, 1939

 20 Leo von Caprivi

Leo von Caprivi
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: February 24, 1831
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: German
Died: February 6, 1899

 21 Roman Herzog

Roman Herzog
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: April 5, 1934
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: German
Died: January 10, 2017

 22 Wilhelm Marx

Wilhelm Marx
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Famous As: Politician, Judge
Birthdate: January 15, 1863
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: German
Died: August 5, 1946

 23 Hermann Müller

Hermann Müller
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: May 18, 1876
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: German
Died: March 20, 1931

 24 Heinrich Lübke

Heinrich Lübke
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: October 14, 1894
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: German
Died: April 6, 1972

 25 Johannes Rau

Johannes Rau
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Famous As: Former President of Germany
Birthdate: January 16, 1931
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: German
Died: January 27, 2006

 26 Gustav Heinemann

Gustav Heinemann
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: July 23, 1899
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: German
Died: July 7, 1976

 27 Sabine Bergmann-Pohl

Sabine Bergmann-Pohl
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: April 20, 1946
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: German

 28 Karl Carstens

Karl Carstens
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: December 14, 1914
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: German
Died: May 30, 1992

 29 Georg von Hertling

Georg von Hertling
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: August 31, 1843
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: German
Died: January 4, 1919

 30 Georg Michaelis

Georg Michaelis
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Famous As: Chancellor , Politician
Birthdate: September 8, 1857
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: German, Polish
Died: July 24, 1936

 31 Hans Luther

Hans Luther
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: March 10, 1879
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: German
Died: May 11, 1962

 32 Gustav Bauer

Gustav Bauer
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Famous As: Political leader
Birthdate: January 6, 1870
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: German, Russian
Died: September 16, 1944

 33 Wilhelm Cuno

Wilhelm Cuno
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Famous As: Businessman,Chancellor, President
Birthdate: July 2, 1876
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: German
Died: January 3, 1933

 34 Joseph Wirth

Joseph Wirth
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Famous As: politician, Chancellor
Birthdate: September 6, 1879
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: German
Died: January 3, 1956

 35 Constantin Fehrenbach

Constantin Fehrenbach
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: January 11, 1852
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: German
Died: March 26, 1926

 36 Angela Merkel

Angela Merkel
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Famous As: Chancellor of Germany
Birthdate: July 17, 1954
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: German

The current chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel is widely described as the world's most powerful woman. Also considered the de facto leader of the European Union (EU), Angela Merkel has played an important role in strengthening international trade agreements. In 2020, she was named in Time magazine's list of 100 Most Influential People.

 37 Johannes Dieckmann

Johannes Dieckmann
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: January 19, 1893
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: German
Died: February 22, 1969

 38 Otto von Bismarck

Otto von Bismarck
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Famous As: German Statesman
Birthdate: April 1, 1815
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: German
Died: July 30, 1898
Otto von Bismarck was a German statesman. Bismarck is credited with masterminding the unification of Germany and served as its first chancellor. He is also credited with creating the first modern welfare state in the world. Regarded as a hero by German nationalists, Otto von Bismarck's life has inspired a couple of TV series.

 39 Ignatz Bubis

Ignatz Bubis
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: January 12, 1927
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: German
Died: August 13, 1999

 40 Walter Simons

Walter Simons
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Famous As: Lawyer
Birthdate: September 24, 1861
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: German
Died: July 14, 1937

 41 Paul von Hindenburg

Paul von Hindenburg
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Famous As: General, Second President of Weimar Republic
Birthdate: October 2, 1847
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: German
Died: August 2, 1934
Paul von Hindenburg served as the second president of the German Weimar Republic, from 1925 to 1934. In 1933, he appointed Adolf Hitler as the Chancellor of Germany, and also signed the Enabling Act, which gave Hitler total administrative powers. Following his death, Hitler declared himself the Führer.