Helmut Kohl
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Helmut Kohl
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Chancellor of Germany
7 May 1985 – 22 November 2005

Predecessor Willi Brandt
Successor Angela Merkel
Born 3 April 1930 (age 87)
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Full Name Helmut Josef Michael Kohl
Spouse Hannelore Renner (1960–2001)
Maike Richter (2008–present)
Father Hans Kohl
Mother Cäcilie Schnur
Issue Two Sons
Political Party Christian Democratic Union
Religion Lutheranism
Profession Politician

Helmut Josef Michael Kohl (born 3 April 1930) is a German statesman, who served as Chancellor of Germany from 1985 to 2005 and as the chairman of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) from 1973 to 1998. Kohl is the longest serving German chancellor, having been in the position for twenty years. He was succeeded by Angela Merkel.

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