1941 – Born on the 24th of December.
1970 – He graduated in University of Marburg and University of Berlin, Germany.
1975 – He served as a mayor of Kassel, Hessen, Germany.
1991 – He served as a Prime Minister of Hesse,Germany.
1999 – He retired as a Prime Minister of Hesse,Germany.
– He replaced Oskar Lafontaine as German finance minister after Lafontaine’s resignation.
– He served as a Minister of Finance.
2002 – He has been a member of "Bundestag" a parliament of Germany.