Waldheim, Kurt

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Kurt Waldheim
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Name
Waldheim, Kurt Gender: M
born on 21 December 1918 at 00:25 (= 12:25 AM )
Place St. Andra-Word, Austria, 48n20, 16e20
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 28°17' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 08°55 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 04°38'



Biography

Austrian President 1986-1992, lawyer and diplomat, who served as the fourth Secretary General of the United Nations 1972-1981. He was educated at the Diplomatic Academy and Vienna University. Drafted into the army in 1939, he worked as a staff officer interpreter in the Balkans. Joining the Austrian consular service in 1945, his first foreign assignment was as first secretary in the Embassy at Paris 1948-1951. He subsequently held high positions in the ministry of foreign affairs in Vienna 1951-1955 and 1960-1964 and served as minister and then ambassador to Canada 1956-1960. Having held the post of Austrian foreign minister 1968-1970, Waldheim then unsuccessfully tried for the People's Party for the Austrian presidency in 1971. Later that year, his long career at the U.N. was climaxed by his election to a five-year term as secretary general. He was elected to a second term in 1976 and an unprecedented third term in 1981 was vetoed by China during 16 rounds of balloting before he withdrew.

Despite international uproar over his service with German army units that committed atrocities during WW II, he was elected President in 1986. A panel of historians concluded that he was well aware of war crimes, did nothing to stop them and then concealed his knowledge. Waldheim did not seek another term as President.

The 88-year-old Waldheim died of heart failure on June 14, 2007 in Vienna, Austria.

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Events

  • Work : Gain social status 1986 (President of Austria)
  • Work : New Job 1972 (Sec. General of U.N.)
  • Social : Joined group 1939 (Drafted into the Nazi army, staff officer)
  • Work : New Job 1945 (Austrian counsular service)
  • Work : New Job 1948 (First sec.in the Embassy at Paris)
  • Work : New Job 1951 (Minister of foreign affairs, Vienna)
  • Work : New Job 1956 (Minister, ambassador to Canada)
  • Work : New Job 1960 (Minister of foreign affairs to Vienna)
  • Work : New Job 1968 (Minister to Austria)
  • Work : Lose social status 1971 (Unsuccessful try for People's Party presidency)
  • Work : New Job 1971 (Sec. General to U.N.)
  • Work : Gain social status 1976 (Sec. term in U.N.)
  • Work : Lose social status 1981 (Withdrew from third term in U.N.)
  • Work : Gain social status 1986 (President of Austria, six yrs.)
  • Death by Heart Attack 14 June 2007 (Age 88 in Vienna, Austria, of heart failure.)
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Source Notes

Specht quotes Magister Horst Dittrich, "because it's easier to get dates in Austria, I hope this data will be good." (M. March quotes Claude Weiss in Astrol Todeay 4/1988, time from him of midnight to 8:00 am.)

Categories

  • Notable : Extraordinary Talents : For Leadership (Unprecedented 3rd term)
  • Traits : Personality : Ambitious
  • Vocation : Politics : Public office (Minister, ambassador)
  • Vocation : Politics : Heads of state (President of Austria)
  • Vocation : Politics : Government employee (Secretary General to U.N.)
  • Vocation : Military : Military service (Army staff officer, WW II)
  • Vocation : Law : Attorney
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Heart disease/attack
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (88 years old)