Konrad Adenauer

World Leader

Birthday January 5, 1876

Birth Sign Capricorn

Birthplace Cologne, Germany

DEATH DATE Apr 19, 1967 (91)

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First post-war Chancellor of Germany from 1949 to 1963 who forged close relations with old enemies France and the United States. He worked hard to re-establish West German's place on the world stage in the aftermath of World War II.

Before Fame

Using his Catholic ties, he became Vice-Mayor of Cologne in 1909.


For all of his efforts as West Germany's leader he was named Time magazine's Man of the Year in 1953.

Family Life

His parents were Johann Konrad and Helene Adenauer.

Associated With

He was born in Cologne, Germany's fourth-largest city, while science genius Albert Einstein was born in the Kingdom of Wurttemberg, Germany.