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    (January 5, 1876-April 19, 1967)
    Born in Cologne, Germany
    Mayor of Cologne (1917-33)
    First Chancellor of West Germany (1949-63)
    He married into a prominent family and was appointed mayor of Cologne when his wife's uncle resigned the office.
    He was re-appointed mayor of Cologne when the Allies occupied the city, but was soon dismissed by the British for alleged incompetence.
    He supported his defense minister's attempt to have five journalists charged with high treason for writing articles critical of army preparedness (1962).
    He observed, 'The art of politics consists in knowing precisely when it is necessary to hit an opponent slightly below the belt.'
    He was forced out as mayor of Cologne after refusing to shake hands with a Nazi official.
    He was imprisoned three times by the Nazis.
    He negotiated German entry into NATO and the European Union.
    He declared West Germany obligated to pay reparations to Israel, as representative of the Jewish people, in compensation for the Holocaust (1951).
    In a poll conducted by ZDF television, he was named the greatest German of all time (2003).

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