|born on||17 April 1927 at 10:15 (= 10:15 AM )|
|Place||Halle (Sachsen-Anhalt), Germany, 51n29, 11e58|
|Timezone||MET h1e (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||26°22' 28°58 Asc. 23°02'|
East German politician, a very important member of the political scene in the Socialist Unity Party. From 1963 until 1989, she was Minister of Education ("Volksbildung") of the GDR. She was married to Erich Honecker, the leader of East Germany from 1971 to 1989. Honecker, who was known for her hard line political views, was responsible for the enactment of the "Uniform Socialist Education System" in 1965 and mandatory military training in schools. She was one of the few spouses of a ruling Communist party leader to become a power in her own right. Following the movement for reunification in 1989, Honecker fled to the Soviet Union with her husband to avoid criminal charges from the new regime. She obtained political asylum from the Chilean ambassador in Russia and subsequently emigrated to Chile, where she currently lives with her daughter Sonja.
- spouse relationship with Honecker, Erich (born 25 August 1912)
Sy Scholfield cites birth certificate quoted in "Margot Honecker" by Ed Stuhler (Ueberreuter Carl, 2003), p. 13: "zu Halle in seiner Wohnung am siebzehnten April des Jahres tausend neunhundert siebenundzwanzig, vormittags, um zehn ein viertel Uhr ein Mädchen geboren worden sei, und dass das Kind den Vornamen Margot erhalten habe." [Abridged translation: in his apartment at Halle on the seventeenth of April in the year nineteen twenty-seven, in the morning at a quarter past ten o'clock, a girl was born, and named Margot.]
- Vocation : Politics : Public office (Minister of Education)