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Erhard, Ludwig; 1897-1977   (view)   (view in production)

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"Ludwig Wilhelm Erhard (German: [ˈluːtvɪç ˈe:ʁhaʁt]; 4 February 1897 – 5 May 1977) was a German politician affiliated with the CDU and the 2nd Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany) from 1963 until 1966. He is often famed for leading German postwar economic reforms and economic recovery (\"Wirtschaftswunder,\" German for \"economic miracle\") in his role as Minister of Economics under Chancellor Konrad Adenauer from 1949 to 1963. During that period he promoted the concept of the social market economy (soziale Marktwirtschaft), on which Germany's economic policy in the 21st century continues to be based. In his tenure as chancellor, however, Erhard failed to win confidence in his handling of a budget deficit and his direction of foreign policy, and his popularity waned. He resigned his chancellorship on 1 December 1966." (from Wikipedia)

Lifespan: 1897-1977
Clippings: 1947-2005
German National Library: http://d-nb.info/gnd/118530755
Wikidata: http://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q2496
DBpedia: http://dbpedia.org/resource/Ludwig_Erhard
VIAF: http://viaf.org/viaf/66499657


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