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Encyclopedia > Kurt Georg Kiesinger
Dr. h.c. Kurt Georg Kiesinger
Kurt Georg Kiesinger

In office
December 1, 1966 – October 21, 1969
Preceded by Ludwig Erhard
Succeeded by Willy Brandt

Born April 6, 1904
Ebingen, Germany
Died March 9, 1988, aged 83
Political party NSDAP (1933-45), CDU

Kurt Georg Kiesinger (April 6, 1904March 9, 1988) was a conservative German politician and Chancellor of West Germany from 1 December 1966 until 21 October 1969. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The head of government of Germany is called Chancellor (German: Kanzler or Bundeskanzler meaning federal chancellor). ... December 1 is the 335th (in leap years the 336th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... October 21 is the 294th day of the year (295th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 71 days remaining. ... For the Stargate SG-1 episode, see 1969 (Stargate SG-1). ... Ludwig Erhard (February 4, 1897–May 5, 1977) was a German politician (CDU) and Chancellor of Germany from 1963 until 1966. ... Willy Brandt, born Herbert Ernst Karl Frahm (December 18, 1913 - October 8, 1992) was a German politician, Chancellor of West Germany 1969 – 1974, and leader of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) 1964 – 1987. ... April 6 is the 96th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (97th in leap years). ... 1904 (MCMIV) was a leap year starting on a Friday (see link for calendar). ... Ebingen, a town of Germany, in the kingdom of Württemberg, on the Schmiecha, a left-hand tributary of the Danube, 22 m. ... March 9 is the 68th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (69th in leap years). ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The (German: Nazional- socialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei (NSDAP) [National Socialist German Workers Party]); generally known in English as the Nazi Party, was a political party in Germany between 1920 and 1945. ... The Christian Democratic Union (CDU - Christlich-Demokratische Union) is a political party in Germany. ... April 6 is the 96th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (97th in leap years). ... 1904 (MCMIV) was a leap year starting on a Friday (see link for calendar). ... March 9 is the 68th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (69th in leap years). ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The head of government of Germany is called Chancellor (German: Kanzler or Bundeskanzler meaning federal chancellor). ... December 1 is the 335th (in leap years the 336th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... October 21 is the 294th day of the year (295th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 71 days remaining. ... For the Stargate SG-1 episode, see 1969 (Stargate SG-1). ...

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Early life

Born in Ebingen, Germany Kiesinger was educated in Berlin and became a lawyer. As a Student, he became Member of the Roman-Catholic fraternity Askania-Burgundia. He joined the Nazi Party in 1933. From 1940, Kiesinger worked at the German foreign ministry's radio propaganda department where he was responsible for that ministry's connection with the propaganda ministry. After the war, he was interned and spent several months in the Ludwigsburg camp before being acquitted by the denazification courts. He was exonerated by a protocol of the RSHA which noted that he had hampered and averted anti-Jewish actions in his department. Ebingen, a town of Germany, in the kingdom of Württemberg, on the Schmiecha, a left-hand tributary of the Danube, 22 m. ... Berlin is the capital city and one of the sixteen states of the Federal Republic of Germany. ... English barrister 16th century painting of a civil law notary, by Flemish painter Quentin Massys. ... The Roman Catholic fraternity Askania-Burgundia is the founding fraternity of the Kartellverband katholischer deutscher Studentenvereine (KV). ... The (German: Nazional- socialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei (NSDAP) [National Socialist German Workers Party]); generally known in English as the Nazi Party, was a political party in Germany between 1920 and 1945. ... 1933 (MCMXXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1940 calendar). ... A foreign minister is a cabinet minister that helps to form foreign policy for sovereign nations. ... An Australian anti-conscription propaganda poster from World War One U.S. propaganda poster, which warns against civilians sharing information on troop movements (National Archives) The much-imitated 1914 Lord Kitchener Wants You! poster Swedish Anti-Euro propaganda for the referendum of 2003. ... The Propagandaministerium () (or State Ministry for Public enlightenment and Propaganda) was the Ministry of propaganda in Nazi Germany. ... Ludwigsburg is a city in Germany, about 12 km north of Stuttgarts city center, near the river Neckar. ... Denazification (German: Entnazifizierung) was an Allied initiative to rid German and Austrian society, culture, press, economy, judiciary and politics of any remnants of the Nazi regime. ... Reinhard Heydrich - the first director of RSHA The RSHA, or Reichssicherheitshauptamt (Reich Security Main Office), was a subordinate organization of the SS created by Heinrich Himmler on September 22, 1939, through the merger of the Sicherheitsdienst (SD, or Security Agency), the Gestapo (Secret State Police) and the Kriminalpolizei (Criminal Police). ...


Political career

By the time the first national elections were held in the Federal Republic in 1949, Kiesinger had joined the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and won a seat in the Bundestag, the West German parliament. In 1951 he became a member of the CDU executive board. During that time, he became known for his rhetorical brilliance, as well as his in-depth knowledge of foreign affairs. However, despite the recognition he enjoyed within the Christian Democrat parliamentary faction, he was passed over during various cabinet reshuffles. Consequently, he decided to switch from federal to state politics: He was appointed Prime Minister (Ministerpräsident) of the state of Baden-Württemberg on 17 December 1958, an office in which he served until 1 December 1966. This article needs cleanup. ... The Bundestag (Federal Diet) is the parliament of Germany. ... 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... Baden-Württemberg is a federal state in southwestern Germany to the east of the Upper Rhine. ... December 17 is the 351st day of the year (352nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... December 1 is the 335th (in leap years the 336th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ...


Chancellorship

In 1966 following the collapse of the existing CDU/CSU-FDP coalition Kiesinger was elected to replace Ludwig Erhard as Chancellor, heading a new CDU/CSU-SPD alliance. The government formed by Kiesinger remained in power for nearly three years with the SPD leader Willy Brandt as Deputy Federal Chancellor and Foreign Minister. Kiesinger reduced tensions with the Soviet bloc nations establishing diplomatic relations with Czechoslovakia, Romania and Yugoslavia but he opposed any major conciliatory moves. 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... Categories: Politics stubs | Liberal related stubs | German political parties | Liberal parties ... Ludwig Erhard (February 4, 1897–May 5, 1977) was a German politician (CDU) and Chancellor of Germany from 1963 until 1966. ... SPD redirects here. ... Willy Brandt, born Herbert Ernst Karl Frahm (December 18, 1913 - October 8, 1992) was a German politician, Chancellor of West Germany 1969 – 1974, and leader of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) 1964 – 1987. ... Capital Belgrade Language(s) Serbo-Croatian, Serbian, Croatian, Slovenian, Macedonian Government Socialist republic President  - 1945 - 1953 Ivan Ribar  - 1991 Stjepan Mesić Prime Minister  - 1945 - 1963 Josip Broz Tito  - 1989 - 1991 Ante Marković Historical era Cold War  - Proclamation November 29, 1943  - UN membership October 24, 1945  - Constitution February 21, 1974  - Secessions...


One of his low points as chancellor was in 1968 when activist Beate Klarsfeld publicly slapped him in the face during the 1968 Christian Democrat convention, while calling him a Nazi. She did so in French but - whilst being dragged out of the room by two ushers - repeated her words in German saying "Kiesinger! Nazi! Abtreten!" ("Kiesinger! Nazi! Step down!") Kiesinger, holding his left cheek and being close to tears, did not respond. Up to his death he refused to comment on the incident. 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday. ... Serge (born September 17, 1935 in Bucharest, Romania) and Beate (born February 13, 1939 in Berlin, Germany) Klarsfeld are called Nazi hunters for bringing Klaus Barbie and others to justice. ... National Socialism redirects here. ...


In the election of 1969, the SPD preferred to form a coalition with the FDP, ending the uninterrupted post-war reign of the CDU chancellors. Kiesinger was succeeded as Chancellor by Willy Brandt. For the Stargate SG-1 episode, see 1969 (Stargate SG-1). ... Willy Brandt, born Herbert Ernst Karl Frahm (December 18, 1913 - October 8, 1992) was a German politician, Chancellor of West Germany 1969 – 1974, and leader of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) 1964 – 1987. ...


Kiesinger continued to head the CDU/CSU in opposition until July 1971 and remained a member of the Bundestag until 1980. 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ...


Kiesinger was known for great eloquence and nicknamed "Häuptling Silberzunge" - "Chief Silver Tongue". // A nickname is a short, clever, cute, derogatory, or otherwise substitute name for a person or things real name (for example, Bob, Rob, Robby, Robbie, Robi, Robin, Robbo, RobBob, Bobby, Rab, Rabbie, Bert, Bertie, Butch, Bobbers, Bobert, Beto, Bobadito, and Robban (in Sweden), are all nicknames for Robert). ...


He died in Tübingen. His funeral procession was followed by protesters (mainly Maoist students) who castigated him - even after his death - for his former membership in the NSDAP. Tübingen, Neckar front Tübingen, a traditional university town of Baden-Württemberg, Germany, is situated 20 miles southwest of Stuttgart, on a ridge between the River Neckar and the Ammer. ... Maoism or Mao Zedong Thought (Chinese: 毛澤東思想, pinyin: Máo Zédōng Sīxiǎng), also called Marxism-Leninism–Mao Zedong Thought or Marxism-Leninism-Maoism (MLM), is a variant of communism derived from the teachings of Mao Zedong (1893&#8211... The Nazi swastika The National Socialist German Workers Party (German: Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei), better known as the NSDAP or the Nazi Party was a political party that was led to power in Germany by Adolf Hitler in 1933. ...


Kiesinger's Ministry

1 December 1966 - 21 October 1969
December 1 is the 335th (in leap years the 336th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... October 21 is the 294th day of the year (295th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 71 days remaining. ... For the Stargate SG-1 episode, see 1969 (Stargate SG-1). ...

  • Kurt Georg Kiesinger (CDU) - Chancellor
  • Willy Brandt (SPD) - Vice Chancellor and Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Gerhard Schröder (CDU) - Minister of Defense
  • Paul Lücke (CDU) - Minister of the Interior
  • Franz Josef Strauß (CSU) - Minister of Finance
  • Gustav Heinemann (SPD) - Minister of Justice
  • Karl Schiller (SPD) - Minister of Economics
  • Hans Katzer (CDU) - Minister of Labour and Social Affairs
  • Hermann Höcherl (CSU) - Minister of Food, Agriculture, and Forestry
  • George Leber (SPD) - Minister of Transport
  • Lauritz Lauritzen (SPD) - Minister of Construction
  • Bruno Heck (CDU) - Minister of Family and Youth
  • Käte Strobel (SPD) - Minister of Health
  • Gerhard Stoltenberg (CDU) - Minister of Scientific Research
  • Hans-Jürgen Wischnewski (SPD) - Minister of Economic Cooperation
  • Werner Dollinger (CSU) - Minister of Posts and Communications
  • Kai-Uwe von Hassel (CDU) - Minister of Displaced Persons, Refugees, and War Victims
  • Herbert Wehner (SPD) - Minister of All-German Affairs
  • Carlo Schmid (SPD) - Minister of Bundesrat and State Affairs
  • Kurt Schmücker (CDU) - Minister of Federal Treasure

Changes The Christian Democratic Union of Germany (CDU - Christlich Demokratische Union Deutschlands) is the largest conservative political party in Germany. ... Willy Brandt, born Herbert Ernst Karl Frahm (December 18, 1913 - October 8, 1992) was a German politician, Chancellor of West Germany 1969 – 1974, and leader of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) 1964 – 1987. ... SPD redirects here. ... Gerhard Schröder (September 11, 1910 - December 31, 1989) was a West German politician and member of the Christian Democratic Union (Germany) party. ... Dr h. ... The Christian Social Union of Bavaria (CSU – ) is a conservative political party in Germany. ... Gustav Walter Heinemann (July 23, 1899 - July 7, 1976) was a German politician. ... Karl August Fritz Schiller (April 24, 1911 in Breslau - December 26, 1994 in Hamburg) was a German scientist and politician (SPD). ... Hermann Höcherl (March 31, 1912–May 18, 1989) was a German politician of the Christian Social Union of Bavaria (CSU). ... Gerhard Stoltenberg (September 29, 1928 - November 23, 2001) was a German politician (CDU) and minister in the cabinets of Ludwig Erhard, Kurt Georg Kiesinger and Helmut Kohl. ... Hans-Jürgen Wischnewski, (July 24, 1922 in Allenstein-February 24, 2005 in Cologne), was a German Social Democrat politician who is best known for his involvement in negotiating with the Somalian government during the joint Baader-Meinhof Gang and PFLP hijacking of a Lufthansa aircraft in 1977. ... Kai-Uwe von Hassel (b. ... Herbert Richard Wehner (July 11, 1906 - January 19, 1990) was a German politician. ... Carlo Schmid Carlo Schmid (11 December 1896 in Perpignan, France - 11 December 1979 in Bonn) was a German academic and politician of the social-democratic SPD. Schmid is one of the most important authors of both the German Basic Law as well as the Godesberg Program of the SPD. He...

  • 2 April 1968 - Ernst Benda (CDU) succeeds Lücke as Minister of the Interior.
  • 16 October 1968 - Aenne Brauksiepe (CDU) succeeds Heck as Minister of Family and Youth. Erhard Eppler (SPD) succeeds Wischnewski as Minister of Economic Cooperation.
  • 7 February 1969 - Heinrich Windelen (CDU) succeeds Hassel as Minister of Displaced Persons, Refugees, and War Victims.

April 2 is the 92nd day of the year (93rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 273 days remaining. ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday. ... October 16 is the 289th day of the year (290th in leap years). ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday. ... Aenne Bauksiepe (born February 23, 1912 in Duisburg – died January 1, 1997 in Oelde) was a German politician of the CDU. Her maiden name was Engels. ... Erhard Eppler, January 2000, in Ellwangen Erhard Eppler (b. ... February 7 is the 38th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Stargate SG-1 episode, see 1969 (Stargate SG-1). ...

Literature

  • Gassert, Philipp. Kurt Georg Kiesinger 1904-1988. Kanzler zwischen den Zeiten DVA, München 2006.
Political offices
Preceded by
Ludwig Erhard
Chancellor of Germany
1966–1969
Succeeded by
Willy Brandt

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Kurt Georg Kiesinger (252 words)
Kurt Georg Kiesinger (April 6, 1904 - March 9, 1988), right-wing politician and Chancellor (Bundeskanzler) of the Federal Republic of Germany (December 1, 1966 - October 21, 1969).
Born in Ebingen[?], Germany Kiesinger was educated in Berlin and became a lawyer.
Kiesinger was succeeded as Chancellor by Willy Brandt.
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