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Richard von Weizsäcker

Richard von Weizsäcker in 2009
Personal data
Date of birth15 April 1920(age 96)
Place of birthStuttgart, Germany
NationalityGerman
Political partyChristian Democratic Union
SpouseMarianne von Weizsäcker.Nobility titles in Germany have been abolished since 1919.
Alma materBalliol College, Oxford
University of Grenoble
University of Göttingen
ReligionProtestant
President of the Federal Republic of Germany
In office1 July 1984 - 30 June 1994
ChancellorHelmut Kohl
Succeeded byRoman Herzog
Preceded byKarl Carstens(West Germany)
Sabine Bergmann-Pohl (East Germany)
(1990)

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Richard Karl Freiherr von Weizsäcker (born 15 April 1920), known as Richard von Weizsäcker, is a German politician (CDU). He served as Governing Mayor of West Berlin from 1981 to 1984, and as President of the Federal Republic of Germany from 1984 to 1994. During his period in office German unity was accomplished through the incorporation of the territory of the former German Democratic Republic into the Federal Republic of Germany, and he thus became the first president of the reunited Germany.


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