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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 18 December 1913Lübeck [now Schleswig-Holstein], Germany
Date of Death 8 October 1992Unkel, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany  (cancer)
Birth NameHerbert Ernst Karl Frahm

Mini Bio (1)

Willy Brandt was born on December 18, 1913 in Lübeck [now Schleswig-Holstein], Germany as Herbert Ernst Karl Frahm. He was married to Brigitte Seebacher, Rut Brandt and Carlota Thorkildsen. He died on October 8, 1992 in Unkel, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.

Spouse (3)

Brigitte Seebacher (December 1983 - 8 October 1992) (his death)
Rut Brandt (1948 - 1980) (divorced) (3 children)
Carlota Thorkildsen (1941 - 1948) (divorced) (1 child)

Trivia (8)

Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany (22 October 1969 to 7 May 1974).
Winner of Nobel Peace Prize, 1971.
Mayor of West Berlin from 1957 to 1966. He stood next to US President John F. Kennedy when he gave his famous speech criticizing communism on his Berlin trip.
Foreign minister and vice chancellor of West Germany from 1966 to 1969.
Was the first Social-Democratic chancellor of the Bundesrepublik Deutschland. He was followed by Helmut Schmidt (SPD) in 1974.
Father of Peter Brandt, Lars Brandt and actor Matthias Brandt.
Politician (Federal Republic of Germany)
Time Magazine's Person of the Year (1970).

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