1953 – Born on November 16th in Kassel, Germany. German lawyer and Social Democratic politician.
1972-1977 – She studied law at Gießen University.
1978 – She took the bar exam.
1985 – Was the Assistant Head of Division at State Chancellery of Hessen.
1991 – Became the Head of Division of the State Chancellery of Lower Saxony.
1998 – Appointed as the State Secretary.
2002 – Minister of justice in German government in second legislative period under former chancellor Gerhard Schröder.
– Became the Federal Minister Justice.