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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