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Dr. Richard WEIZSACKER

Dr. Richard WEIZSACKER, President of the Federal Republic of Germany. Honorary prize, Solingen town, hand-polished rapier, 1982; TheodorHeuss Prize, 1983; special stage of the Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, 1984; honorary Senator MPG; several Dr.h.c.s latterly University Oxford, 1988.

Background

  • WEIZSACKER, Dr. Richard was born on April 15, 1920 in Stuttgart, Germany. Parents: Ernst von Weizsâcker and Marianne von Weizsâcker (née von Graevenitz).

  • Education

    • Bismarck High School Berlin. Universities Oxford, Grenoble and Göttingen, Law and History. Spoken languages: English, French.

    Career

    • Member of Bundestag. 1969- SI. Deputy chairman, CDU/CSU Bundestag group, 1973-1979. Vice-President, German Bundestag, 1979-1981.

      Mayor of Berlin and member of Federal Council, 1981-1984. President of the Federal Republic of Germany. Military service, 1938-1945.

      Employment in industry, latterly, managing Partner, C.H. Boehringer Sohn, Ingelheim, 1950-1966. President, German Protestant Church Convention to 1983. Member of Synod and Council EKD (Protestant Church in Germany) to 1984.

      Patron, Foundation German Sports Aid, 1984.

    Works

    • Die deutsche Geschichte geht weiter, 1983. Von Deutschland nach Europa, 1991. Richard von Weizsäcker im Gespräch, 1992.

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    Religion

    Protestant.

    Denomination: Christian

    Connections

    • Spouse Marianne Weizsäcker (née von Kretschmann), 1953. Children: Robert, Andreas, Marianne Beatrice, Fritz.
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