Gunther Beckstein

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Birthday
23, 1943
Birthplace
Germany
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Birthday
23, 1943 (age 74)
Birthplace
Germany

About

Minister-President of Bavaria from October 2007 to October 2008. He is unique in that he is a Protestant and from the northern half of Bavaria, while traditionally Minister-Presidents have been Catholics from the southern half.

Before Fame

He studied Law and earned his Ph.D. from Erlangen-Nurnberg University.

Trivia

He also served as the Interior Minister of Bavaria from 1993 to 2007.

Family Life

He married teacher Marga Beckstein in 1973.

Associated With

He barred publication of the Adolf Hitler autobiography Mein Kampf in Germany for fear that it would inspire more right-wing uprisings.