Willy Brandt

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Birthday
18, 1913
Birthplace
Lubeck, Germany
Death Date
Nov 8, 1992 (78)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
18, 1913
Birthplace
Lubeck, Germany
Death Date
Nov 8, 1992 (78)

About

German politician and leader of the Social Democratic Party who was the Chancellor of Germany from 1969 to 1974. He is best known for his attempt to reconcile with the countries of the Soviet bloc.

Before Fame

In 1933 he left Germany for Norway to escape Nazi persecution.

Trivia

He received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1971 for his attempts to improve relations between West Germany and Soviet-controlled East Germany through his policy of Ostpolitik.

Family Life

He married Rut Hansen in 1948.

Associated With

John F. Kennedy was a big supporter of his and believed he was a useful tool in the Cold War.