Helmut Kohl

Helmut Kohl (Politician), born on April 3, 1930 in Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Palatinate, Germany. Helmut Kohl's age 88 years & Zodiac Sign Aries, nationality American (by birth) & Race/Ethnicity is White. Let's check, How Tall is Helmut Kohl?

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  • Birth Name:Helmut Kohl
  • First Name: Helmut
  • Last Name: Kohl
  • Age: 88 years
  • Birth Date: April 3, 1930
  • Birth Place: Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Palatinate, Germany
  • Country: Germany
  • Nationality: American
  • Birth/Zodiac Sign: Aries
  • Ethnicity: White
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Hair Color: Gray
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  • Helmut Kohl Height

    6 ft 5 in (193 cm/)

    Height & Weight
    Height (in Feet-Inches)6 ft 5 in
    Height (in Centimeters)193 cm
    Height (in Meters)
    Weight (in Kilograms)89 kg
    Weight (in Pounds)196 lbs

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    What was Helmut Kohl known for?

    Kohl’s 16-year tenure is the longest of any German chancellor since Otto von Bismarck, and oversaw the end of the Cold War, the German reunification and the creation of the European Union (EU). Born in 1930 in Ludwigshafen to a Catholic family, Kohl joined the CDU in 1946 at the age of 16.

    What party was Helmut Kohl?

    Christian Democratic Union of Germany

    Is Helmut Kohl still alive?

    June 16, 2017

    Who succeeded Helmut Kohl?

    In 1998, he retired as Chancellor, as the SPD won the election. His replacement was Gerhard Schröeder. 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.

    Helmut Josef Michael Kohl was a German statesman who served as Chancellor of Germany from 1982 to 1998 and as the chairman of the Christian Democratic Union from 1973 to 1998. From 1969 to 1976, Kohl was minister president of the state Rhineland-Palatinate. Kohl chaired the Group of Seven in 1985 and 1992. In 1998 he became honorary chairman of the CDU, resigning from the position in 2000. Born in 1930 in Ludwigshafen to a Roman Catholic family, Kohl joined the Christian Democratic Union in 1946 at the age of 16. He earned a PhD in history at Heidelberg University in 1958 and worked as a business executive before becoming a full-time politician. He was elected as the youngest member of the Parliament of Rhineland-Palatinate in 1959 and became Minister-President of his home state in 1969. Viewed during the 1960s and the early 1970s as a progressive within the CDU, he was elected national chairman of the party in 1973. In the 1976 federal election his party performed well, but the social-liberal government of social democrat Helmut Schmidt was able to remain in power, as well as in 1980, when Kohl’s rival from the Bavarian sister party CSU, Franz Josef Strauß, candidated. After Schmidt had lost the support of the liberal FDP in 1982, Kohl was elected Chancellor through a switch of the FDP, forming a christian-liberal government. After he had become party leader, Kohl was increasingly seen as a more conservative figure.

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