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Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg
|Minister of Defence|
28 October 2009 – 1 March 2011
|Preceded by||Franz Josef Jung|
|Succeeded by||Thomas de Maizière|
|Minister for Economics and Technology|
10 February 2009 – 27 October 2009
|Preceded by||Michael Glos|
|Succeeded by||Rainer Brüderle|
|Secretary General of the Christian Social Union|
3 November 2008 – 10 February 2009
|Preceded by||Christine Haderthauer|
|Succeeded by||Alexander Dobrindt|
|Member of the Bundestag for Kulmbach|
22 September 2002 – 3 March 2011
|Preceded by||Bernd Protzner|
5 December 1971 |
Munich, West Germany (now Germany)
|Political party||Christian Social Union|
|Spouse(s)||Stephanie Gräfin von Bismarck-Schönhausen|
|Alma mater||University of Bayreuth|
Karl-Theodor Maria Nikolaus Johann Jacob Philipp Franz Joseph Sylvester Buhl-Freiherr von und zu Guttenberg (born 5 December 1971) is a German businessman and politician of the Christian Social Union (CSU). He served as a member of the Bundestag from 2002 to 2011, as Secretary-General of the CSU from 2008 to 2009, as Federal Minister for Economics and Technology in 2009 and as Federal Minister of Defence from 2009 to 2011.
After the discovery of plagiarism in his doctoral dissertation and the decision of the University of Bayreuth to revoke his doctorate, an affair known as Guttenberg plagiarism scandal, he resigned from all political posts in March 2011.
In 2011, Guttenberg joined the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). Guttenberg is the chairman and a founder of Spitzberg Partners, an advisory and investment firm based in New York City.
Guttenberg returned to German politics by making a speech during the German federal election, 2017 in which he hailed Chancellor Angela Merkel. The speech was widely reported on in German media and described as marking his comeback in German politics.
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