Adenauer, Konrad

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Adenauer, Konrad Gender: M
Konrad Hermann Joseph Adenauer
born on 5 January 1876 at 10:30 (= 10:30 AM )
Place Cologne, Germany, 50n56, 6e59
Timezone LMT m6e59 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 14°29' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 24°15 Asc.s_piscol.18.gif 11°16'

Konrad Adenauer
photo: Young, Katherine, license cc-by-sa-3.0-de


German statesman; first chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany). He presided over the spectacular rebuilding of West Germany’s economy after World War II, and guided the nation toward recovery of its full sovereignty.

The son of a Cologne civil servant, born into a Roman Catholic family of modest means, Adenauer learned the value of frugality, duty and religious dedication early. He was educated in Freiburg, Munich and Bonn before practicing law in Cologne. In 1917 he became lord mayor of Cologne. He was a member of the Centre Party, which reflected Catholic principles, and the Prussian legislature. His opposition to the Nazis brought about his dismissal as mayor and he was twice imprisoned in Nazi concentration camps - once in 1934 and again in 1944.

When the Allied occupation took over in 1945, the U.S. military authorities restored Adenauer as mayor, but when the British assumed control they removed him from office in October 1945. He helped found the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and became the new party’s chairman in the British occupation zone. In 1949 he became the first chancellor of the newly formed Federal Republic of Germany. From 1951 to 1955 he also served as foreign minister of the Republic.

His interests throughout his entire career were focused on foreign affairs. Adenauer’s chief goal was to rebuild West Germany’s economy and establish it as a bulwark of the Western alliance to stave off Soviet expansion into Europe. To accomplish this, he promoted close relations with the U.S. and reconciliation with France, energetically supported NATO and avoided any move toward reuniting with Communist East Germany. His popularity and prestige were confirmed in two successive re-elections in 1953 and 1957. After accomplishing a treaty of cooperation with French president Charles de Gaulle, he resigned as chancellor in 1963. He remained chairman of the CDU until 1966.

His simple, intelligent and persuasive language served him well in his political life. His primary political theme was individualism under the rule of law. In his personal affairs, he was unpretentious and disciplined. He was twice married and twice widowed.

Adenauer died at Rhondorf on 4/19/1967, Bad Honnef-Rhoendorf, Germany. The leaders of the U.S. and France, as well as many other heads of state, including David Ben-Gurion of Israel, attended his funeral.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Heuss, Theodor (born 31 January 1884). Notes: President/Chancellor
  • associate relationship with Lübke, Heinrich (born 14 October 1894). Notes: President/Chancellor
  • opponent/rival/enemy relationship with Schumacher, Kurt (born 13 October 1895). Notes: Political opponent
  • opponent/rival/enemy relationship with Wirth, Joseph (born 7 September 1879). Notes: political opponent


  • Work : New Career 1917 (Mayor of Cologne)
  • Work : New Job 1949 (Chancellor of West Germany)
  • Death, Cause unspecified 19 April 1967 in Bad Honnef am Rhein (Age 91)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Gauquelin Vol 5/1846 gives 10:30 AM. His Birth Certificate is exhibited in the Adenauer-House in Rhoendorf/Germany. The handwriting on it isn't easy to read, it is written in the old German script called 'Sütterlin'. By several researchers the text was read as 03:30, and this is quoted in some Adenauer biographies. In October 2008 a discussion about this arose in the Astrology Forum of Astrodienst, in German, see; Manfred Gregor had a copy of the original entry in the birth registry sent to him from Köln, and he published its high resolution scan on the forum. The important section is here: AdenauerAusschnitt.jpg

Handwriting expert Rolf Liefeld made a convincing analysis of the whole document, and confirmed that the time reads as: "vormittags halbeilf", in English "half eleven" or 10:30 am. The German word for eleven is 'elf' but there exists an old from of it "eilf", and this was used by the registrar. After this analysis there remains no doubt that Gauquelin had read it correctly, and all others who read it as "halbvier" (English: half four or 3:30) were wrong, the rare use of 'eilf' had thrown them off track.


  • Traits : Personality : Articulate
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Two)
  • Family : Relationship : Widowed (Two)
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Prison sentence (Imprisoned twice by Nazis)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 91)
  • Vocation : Business : Economist
  • Vocation : Politics : Heads of state (Chancellor)
  • Notable : Book Collection : American Book