Helmut Kohl facts for kids
|Chancellor of Germany
(West Germany until 1990)
1 October 1982 – 27 October 1998
Richard von Weizsäcker
|Preceded by||Helmut Schmidt|
|Succeeded by||Gerhard Schröder|
|Minister-President of Rhineland-Palatinate|
19 May 1969 – 2 December 1976
|Preceded by||Peter Altmeier|
|Succeeded by||Bernhard Vogel|
Helmut Josef Michael Kohl
3 April 1930
|Died||16 June 2017
|Political party||Christian Democratic Union|
|Spouse(s)||Hannelore Renner (1960–2001); her death
Maike Richter (2008–2017)
|Alma mater||Heidelberg University|
From 1969 to 1976 he was the Minister President of the state of Rhineland-Palatinate and from 1982 to 1998 Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany. Kohl helped to arrange the process of German reunification and participated considerably in the European unity process.
His involvement with the CDU donation affair, and in particular offences against party law is open to question.
Kohl died on the morning of Friday, 16 June 2017 in his hometown of Ludwigshafen, aged 87.
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