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Otto Grotewohl
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Prime Minister of East Germany
In office
12 October 1949 – 21 September 1964
President Wilhelm Pieck
Walter Ulbricht
Preceded by None
Lutz Graf Schwerin von Krosigk, as last Head of Government of Nazi Germany
Succeeded by Willi Stoph
Personal details
Born (1894-03-11)11 March 1894
Braunschweig, Duchy of Brunswick, German Empire
Died 21 September 1964(1964-09-21) (aged 70)
East Berlin, East Germany
Nationality German
Political party USPD, SPD, SED
Spouse(s) Marie Martha Louise
Children 2
Profession Printer, politician

Otto Grotewohl (German pronunciation: [ˈɔtoː ˈɡʁoːtəvoːl]; 11 March 1894 – 23 September 1964) was a German politician. He was the first prime minister of the German Democratic Republic from 1949 until his death in 1964.


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