Konrad Adenauer

Chancellor of West Germany Konrad Adenauer

Profession: Chancellor of West Germany


Biography: First post-war Chancellor of West German from 1949 to 1963.

He was also the first leader of the Christian Democratic Union, which under his leadership became the most influential political party in the country.

Born: January 5, 1876
Birthplace: Cologne, Germany
Star Sign: Capricorn

Died: April 19, 1967 (aged 91)
Cause of Death: Heart failure

Married Life

  • 1904-01-28 German chancellor Konrad Adenauer (28) weds Emma Weyer at St. Stephan Catholic Church in Lindenthal, Germany
  • 1919-09-26 German chancellor Konrad Adenauer (43) weds Auguste Zinsser in Cologne, Germany

Historical Events

  • 1949-09-12 Theodor Heuss elected 1st President of the German Federal Republic (West Germany) with Konrad Adenauer the 1st Prime Minister
  • 1952-03-27 Failed assassination attempt of West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer
  • 1952-09-11 West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer signs a reparation pact for the Jewish people
  • 1953-09-06 Konrad Adenauer's CDU wins elections in German Federal Republic
  • 1953-10-09 Konrad Adenauer elected Chancellor of West Germany
  • 1957-09-15 Konrad Adenauer's CDU wins parliamentary election in West Germany
  • 1957-10-22 Konrad Adenauer re-elected Chancellor of West Germany
  • 1963-10-02 West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer condemns western grain shipments to USSR
  • 1963-10-15 Ludwig Erhard succeeds Konrad Adenauer as Chancellor of West Germany

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