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Merkel, Angela Dorothea

Born: 1954 AD
Currently alive, at 61 years of age.
Nationality: German
Categories: Politicial Adviser

1954 – Born in the western port city of Hamburg
– grew up in East German town of Templin as her dad had to pastor a church in that area

– studied at Templin

– studied physics at the University of Leipzig and earned her doctorate

1977 – married Ulrich Merkel, also a physicist

– joined the Christian Democratic Union (CDU)  under former Chancellor Helmut Kohl

1982 – divorced with Merkel

1989 – took part in burgeoning democracy movement then worked as government spokeswoman after the first democratic elections


– German women and youth minister 


1994 – head of the environment ministry

1998 – secretary-general of the CDU after Kohl’s defeat en the elections

2000 – became the party leader

2005 – became Germany’s first woman chancellor after winning the September 18 election

2006 – as of the said year, she is so far the youngest chancellor since WW II
– Forbes Magazine’s Most Powerful Woman in the World