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Henry Kissinger

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27, 1923
Furth, Germany
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27, 1923 (age 97)
Furth, Germany


Richard Nixon's secretary of state who who was an instrumental figure in American foreign policy during the Vietnam War. He won the Nobel Prize in 1973 for his work on the Paris Peace Accords, which effectively ended the Vietnam War. 

Before Fame

In high school, he was employed at a shave brush factory at nights in Manhattan after fleeing Germany with his family to escape Nazi persecution.


He waited several hours to tell Richard Nixon that Syria and Egypt had attacked Israel in 1973 because he didnt want the President to intervene.

Family Life

He married Nancy Kissinger in 1974 and he raised two kids named David and Elizabeth Kissinger. His parents are Louis and Paula Kissinger.

Associated With

He remained the Secretary of State under Gerald R. Ford after Richard Nixon resigned.