Willy Brandt

Chancellor of West Germany Willy Brandt Full Name: Willy Brandt [Herbert Ernst Karl Frahm]
Nationality:

German

Profession: Chancellor of West Germany
Why Famous: Leader of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) from 1964 to 1987 and Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany) from 1969 to 1974.

Brandt was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1971 for his efforts to strengthen cooperation in western Europe through the EEC and to achieve reconciliation between West Germany and the countries of Eastern Europe.

Born: December 18, 1913
Star Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lübeck, Germany

Died: October 8, 1992 (aged 78)
Cause of Death: Cancer

Married Life

  • 1983-12-09 Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany Willy Brandt weds Brigitte Seebacher

Historical Events in the Life of Willy Brandt

  • 1957-10-03 German statesman Willy Brandt is elected mayor of West Berlin (1957-1966)
  • 1969-10-21 German statesman Willy Brandt is elected chancellor of West Germany (1969-1974)
  • 1971-09-16 West German chancellor Willy Brandt meets with Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev
  • 1971-10-20 West German Chancellor Willy Brandt is awarded Nobel Peace Prize
  • 1972-06-07 West German Chancellor Willy Brandt visits Israel
  • 1972-11-19 Willy Brandt's SPD wins West German election
  • 1973-12-11 West German chancellor Willy Brandt normalizes trade with Czechoslovakia
  • 1974-04-25 Günter Guillaume, an aide to West German Chancellor Willy Brandt, is exposed as a Stasi spy (East German secret service)
  • 1974-05-06 West German Chancellor Willy Brandt resigns amidst controversy over his aide Günter Guillaume's ties with the Stasi (East German secret service)
  • 1976-11-26 Former West German Chancellor Willy Brandt is elected chairman of the Socialist International (1976-92)
  • 1987-03-23 Former West German Chancellor Willy Brandt resigns as chairman of the Social Democratic Party

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