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Richard von Weizsäcker (1984 - 1994)

Bundespräsident Richard von Weizsäcker während eines Empfanges zu seinem 70. Geburtstag mit Ehefrau Marianne auf der Terrasse der Villa Hammerschmidt. © BPA

DateBiography
1920Born on 15 April 1920 in Stuttgart. Attended primary school and grammar schools specializing in classics in Berlin und Bern
1937-1938Higher education entrance qualification; studied in Oxford and Grenoble
1938-1945Military service
1945-1949Read law and history at the University of Göttingen
1950-1966Worked in industry
1964-1970President of the Deutscher Evangelischer Kirchentag (German Protestant Convention)
1967-1984Member of the Synod and the Council of the Evangelical Church in Germany
1969-1981Member of the German Bundestag
1981-1984Governing Mayor of Berlin
1984-1994Federal President
2015Died on 31 January in Berlin

Richard von Weizsäcker was Protestant. He had been married to Marianne von Weizsäcker, née von Kretschmann, since 1953. They had four children.