|Angela Merkel Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 5 in|
|Date of Birth||July 17, 1954|
Angela Merkel became the (first female) Chancellor of Germany in November 2005. She is the longest-serving leader in the European Union as of 2019, serving in office for 4 consecutive terms till the 2021 German elections. She has more than 1 million followers on Instagram.
Angela Dorothea Kasner
Angela Merkel, Mutti, Frau Nein, Kasi (childhood name)
Hamburg, West Germany
Federal Chancellery Complex, Berlin, Germany
In 1973, Angela attended the Karl Marx University in Leipzig and earned a degree in Physics in 1978. She received her Ph.D. in quantum chemistry from the Academy of Sciences in Berlin in 1986.
- Father – Horst Kasner (Lutheran Pastor) (Died in 2011)
- Mother – Herlind Kasner (née Jentzsch) (Teacher) (Died in 2019)
- Siblings – Marcus Kasner (Younger Brother) (Physicist), Irene Kasner (Younger Sister) (Occupational Therapist)
- Others – Ludwig Marian Kasner (Paternal Grandfather) (Policeman), Margarethe Drange (Paternal Grandmother), Willi Jentzsch (Maternal Grandfather) (Teacher, Politician), Gertrud Alma Drange (Maternal Grandmother)
5 ft 5 in or 165 cm
73 kg or 161 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Angela Merkel has dated –
- Ulrich Merkel (1977-1982) – Angela was married to Ulrich Merkel for 5 years from 1977 to 1982.
- Joachim Sauer (1998-Present) – Quantum chemist and professor Joachim Sauer tied the knot with Merkel on December 30, 1998. The couple does not have any children together.
Race / Ethnicity
Angela has German (¾th) and Polish (¼th) ancestry.
- Bowl haircut
- Always wears pantsuits
Merkel’s image was used for the endorsement of ‘Microsoft Bing’ in 2013.
Angela Merkel Favorite Things
- Film – The Legend of Paul and Paula (1973)
- Food To Cook – Potato soup, Roulade
- Books – The Bible, Faust by Goethe, The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky, Madame Curie: A Biography by Eve Curie
- Color – Cornflower Blue
- Sport – Football
- Item Of Clothing – Cardigan
- Animal – Hedgehog
- Food – Spaghetti, Chicken soup
- Music Band – Puhdys (German rock band)
- Bible Verse – “Now faith, hope, love, these three remain, but love is the greatest”
Angela Merkel Facts
- Merkel ranked as #1 on Forbes Magazine‘s list of ‘The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women’ from 2006 to 2009 and from 2011 to 2018.
- Her husband Joachim detests being in the spotlight and has been nicknamed ‘Phantom of the Opera’ for his absence from important political events.
- Vladimir Putin, who is aware of Angela’s fear of dogs, once famously tried to intimidate her by letting his big, imposing dog in during a meeting between the two in 2007.
- Angela is fluent in German, Russian, and English.
- She is a talented impressionist and is known to have done imitations of world leaders like Nicolas Sarkozy, Vladimir Putin, Al Gore, Pope Benedict XVI, etc.
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