Dr. Konrad Adenauer

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Conrad Hermann Joseph Adenauer

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Birthplace: Cologne, Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Death: April 19, 1967 (91)
Röhndorf, Bad Honnef, Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Immediate Family:

Son of Johann Konrad Adenauer and Maria Christiane Helena Adenauer
Husband of Emma Adenauer and Auguste Amalie Julie "Gussie" Adenauer
Father of Dr. jur. Konrad August Adenauer; Dr. Max Adenauer; Maria Adenauer; Ferdinand Adenauer; Monsignore Paul Adenauer and 3 others
Brother of Prof. Dr. jur. August Adenauer; Johannes Franz Richard Adenauer and Emilie Helena Marie Louise Suth

Occupation: Deutscher Politiker
Managed by: Tobias Rachor (C)
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About Dr. Konrad Adenauer

Konrad Adenauer

Konrad Hermann Joseph Adenauer 5 January 1876 – 19 April 1967) was a German statesman. As the first post-war Chancellor of Germany (West Germany) from 1949 to 1963, he led his country from the ruins of World War II to a productive and prosperous nation that forged close relations with old enemy France, the United Kingdom and the United States. During his years in power Germany achieved democracy, stability, international respect and economic prosperity ("Wirtschaftswunder", German for "economic miracle"). He was the first leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), a Christian Democratic party that under his leadership became, and has since usually been one of the most powerful parties in the country.

Adenauer, dubbed "Der Alte" ("the old one"), was one of the oldest democratically elected leaders in world history[citation needed], belied his age by his intense work habits and his uncanny political instinct. He displayed a strong dedication to a broad vision of market-based liberal democracy and anti-communism. A shrewd politician, Adenauer was deeply committed to a Western-oriented foreign policy and restoring the position of West Germany on the world stage. He worked to restore the West German economy from the destruction of World War II to a central position in Europe, presiding over the German Economic Miracle. He founded the Bundeswehr in 1955 and came to terms with France, which made possible the economic unification of Western Europe. Adenauer opposed rival East Germany and made his nation a member of NATO and a firm ally of the United States.

A devout Roman Catholic, he was a leading Centre Party politician in the Weimar Republic, serving as Mayor of Cologne (1917–1933) and as president of the Prussian State Council (1922–1933).

The 1968–1969 academic year at the College of Europe was named in his honour.

Source: Wikipedia

Über Dr. Konrad Adenauer (Deutsch)

Konrad Adenauer

Konrad Hermann Joseph Adenauer (* 5. Januar 1876 in Köln; † 19. April 1967 in Rhöndorf; eigentlich Conrad Hermann Joseph Adenauer) war von 1949 bis 1963 der erste Bundeskanzler der Bundesrepublik Deutschland und von 1951 bis 1955 zugleich erster Bundesminister des Auswärtigen.

Bereits im Kaiserreich und in der Weimarer Republik absolvierte der Jurist und Angehörige der katholischen Zentrumspartei eine politische Karriere: Er war Oberbürgermeister von Köln, gehörte dem preußischen Herrenhaus an und verteidigte als Präsident des preußischen Staatsrats energisch die Interessen des Rheinlands, dem er zeitlebens eng verbunden blieb. In der Zeit des Nationalsozialismus wurde er seiner Ämter enthoben und war zeitweise inhaftiert.

Adenauer gehörte zu den Begründern der CDU, deren Partei­vorsitzender er von 1950 bis 1966 war. Als Präsident des Parlamentarischen Rates sowie als erster Bundeskanzler und Außenminister der Bundesrepublik Deutschland prägte er eine ganze Ära. Der zum Amtsantritt bereits 73-jährige setzte sich für Bonn als Bundeshauptstadt ein, stand für eine Politik der Westbindung und der Europäischen Einigung und eine aktive Rolle der Bundesrepublik in der NATO. Adenauer stand wirtschaftspolitisch für das System der Sozialen Marktwirtschaft. Er verfolgte einen antikommunistischen Kurs im Inland wie gegenüber der Sowjetunion und deren Satellitenstaaten.

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Dr. Konrad Adenauer's Timeline

1876
January 5, 1876
Cologne, Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
1906
September 21, 1906
Age 30
Cologne, Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
1910
September 21, 1910
Age 34
Cologne, Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
1912
October 7, 1912
Age 36
1920
June 1, 1920
Age 44
Cologne, Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
1923
January 18, 1923
Age 47
Cologne, Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
1925
April 29, 1925
Age 49
Cologne, Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
1928
May 17, 1928
Age 52
Cologne, Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany