Full Name: Angela Merkel
Profession: Chancellor of Germany
Why Famous: German politician who has been the leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) since 2000 and the Chancellor of Germany since 2005.
She is the first woman to hold either office.
- 1998-12-30 Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel (44) weds quantum chemist Joachim Sauer (49) in Bonn, Germany
- 2005-10-10 Negotiations between the CDU/CSU and SPD in Germany conclude with the two parties agreeing to form a grand coalition with Angela Merkel as chancellor after both parties lost seats in the 2005 German federal election
- 2005-11-22 Angela Merkel becomes the first female Chancellor of Germany
- 2009-09-27 German Federal elections return Angela Merkel for her second term as Chancellor at head of centre-right coalition government
- 2012-10-09 25,000 people in Athens protest against German Chancellor Angela Merkel
- 2013-09-22 Angela Merkel and the Christian Democrats win a third term with their best result since 1990 in German Federal elections
- 2013-12-17 Angela Merkel is elected Chancellor of Germany for a third term
- 2014-03-10 German Chancellor Angela Merkel warns Russia's Vladimir Putin that making Crimea part of Russia is illegal and in violation of Ukraine's constitution
- 2015-10-21 German Chancellor Angela Merkel says German view of Holocaust will not change, after Benjamin Netanyahu says idea came from Mufti of Jerusalem
- 2015-12-09 German Chancellor Angela Merkel named Time Magazine's Person of the Year, for her handling of debt and refugee crises