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Social Democratic Party of Germany


Founded 23 May 1863, the oldest political party in Germany.

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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Gustav Bauer
Head of State
6-Jan-1870 16-Sep-1944 German Chancellor 1919-20
Willy Brandt
Head of State
18-Dec-1913 8-Oct-1992 German Chancellor, 1969-74
Friedrich Ebert
Head of State
4-Feb-1871 28-Feb-1925 German Chancellor, 1918-19
Hugo Haase
29-Sep-1863 7-Nov-1919 German parliamentarian, Marxist, pacifist
Gustav Heinemann
Head of State
23-Jul-1899 7-Jul-1976 President of Germany, 1969-74
Hermann Mueller
Head of State
18-May-1876 20-Mar-1931 German Chancellor 1920, 1928-30
Franz Müntefering
16-Jan-1940   Locusts descend upon Germany
Wilhelm Pieck
Head of State
3-Jan-1876 7-Sep-1960 President of East Germany, 1949-60
Johannes Rau
Head of State
16-Jan-1931 27-Jan-2006 President of Germany, 1999-2004
Philipp Scheidemann
Head of State
26-Jul-1865 29-Nov-1939 German Chancellor, 1919
Helmut Schmidt
Head of State
23-Dec-1918 10-Nov-2015 Chancellor of Germany, 1974-82
Gerhard Schroeder
Head of State
7-Apr-1944   German Chancellor, 1998-2005
Peter Struck
24-Jan-1943 19-Dec-2012 German Defense Minister, 2002-05
Walter Ulbricht
Head of State
30-Jun-1893 1-Aug-1973 East German leader, 1960-73

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