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Herbert Ernst Karl Frahm (Willy Brandt)

Born: 1913 AD
Died: 1992 AD, at 78 years of age.

Nationality: German
Categories: Political Leader, Politician


1913 - Willy Brandt was born in Lübeck, Germany, on the 18th of December. He was a German politician. He was educated in Lübeck and in Oslo after escaping Nazi persecution in Germany.

1937 - He worked in Spain as a political observer and representative of humanitarian relief organisations.

1938 - He was expatriated by Hitler's government.

1940 - He was captured, but not identified. Released as a Norwegian, he fled to Sweden.

1945 - 1946 - He worked as a correspondent in Germany for Scandinavian newspapers.

1947 - He became press officer at the Norwegian Mission in Berlin.

1948 - He started his political career, holding various offices within the Social Democratic Party in Berlin and representing his party in the Berlin House of Representatives. He was also a member of the German Bundestag.

1957 - 1966 - He was Mayor of Berlin.

1964 - 1987 - Chairman of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD).

1966 - 1969 - Foreign Minister and Vice-Chancellor.

1969 - 1974 - Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany.

1971 - Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.

1976 - 1992 - President of the international grouping of Social Democratic Parties (Socialist International).

1977 - Chairman of the Independent Commission on International Development Issues.

1979 - Elected to the European Parliament later Resigned from his seat four years after.

1987 - 1992 - Honorary Chairman of the SPD.

1992 - Died of cancer in Unkel near Bonn on the 8th of October.


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