Angela Merkel Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Angela Merkel Quick Info
Height 5 ft 5 in
Weight 73 kg
Date of Birth July 17, 1954
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Spouse Joachim Sauer

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.

Born Name

Angela Dorothea Kasner

Nick Name

Angela Merkel, Mutti, Frau Nein, Kasi (childhood name)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel
German Chancellor Angela Merkel (Armin Linnartz / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0 DE)

Sun Sign

Cancer

Born Place

Hamburg, West Germany

Residence

Federal Chancellery Complex, Berlin, Germany

Nationality

German

 

Education

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.

Occupation

Politician

Family

  • 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)

Build

Average

Height

5 ft 5 in or 165 cm

Weight

73 kg or 161 lbs

Boyfriend / Spouse

Angela Merkel has dated –

  1. Ulrich Merkel (1977-1982) – Angela was married to Ulrich Merkel for 5 years from 1977 to 1982.
  2. 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.
Angela Merkel with her husband Joachim Sauer (extreme right) and former President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama in 2009
Angela Merkel with her husband Joachim Sauer (extreme right) and former US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama in 2009 (Lawrence Jackson / Wikimedia / Public Domain)

Race / Ethnicity

White

Angela has German (¾th) and Polish (¼th) ancestry.

Hair Color

Blonde

Eye Color

Blue/Green

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Bowl haircut
  • Always wears pantsuits

Brand Endorsements

Merkel’s image was used for the endorsement of ‘Microsoft Bing’ in 2013.

Angela Merkel watching the Champions League final match with UK Prime Minister David Cameron, US President Barack Obama, French President François Hollande and others in 2012
Angela Merkel watching the Champions League final match with UK Prime Minister David Cameron, US President Barack Obama, French President François Hollande and others in 2012 (Pete Souza / Wikimedia / Public Domain)

Religion

Lutheranism

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 BandPuhdys (German rock band)
  • Bible Verse – “Now faith, hope, love, these three remain, but love is the greatest”

SourceWikipedia, Inc., Stuff.co.nz, Favobooks.com, Vice.com

Angela Merkel shaking hands with the President of Russia Vladimir Putin in 2015
Angela Merkel shaking hands with the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin in 2015 (Kremlin.ru / Wikimedia / CC BY 4.0)

Angela Merkel Facts

  1. 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.
  2. Her husband Joachim detests being in the spotlight and has been nicknamed ‘Phantom of the Opera’ for his absence from important political events.
  3. 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.
  4. Angela is fluent in German, Russian, and English.
  5. 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.

Featured Image by Armin Linnartz / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0 DE

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