Jacques Santer

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Birthday
18, 1937
Birthplace
Luxembourg
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
18, 1937 (age 81)
Birthplace
Luxembourg

About

Political leader who served nine years as the 22nd Prime Minister of Luxembourg. He led the talks on the Single European Act, which set aside the 20-year-old Luxembourg Compromise.

Before Fame

He held his first major office as finance minister in 1979.

Trivia

He served as the 9th President of the European Commission from 1995 to 1999, but was forced to resign because of a corruption scandal.

Family Life

He has a son named Patrick Santer.

Associated With

He earned the Vision for Europe Award in 1995, 13 years before Jean-Claude Trichet received the same honor.