Walter Ulbricht facts for kids
Ulbricht in 1970.
|General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Socialist Unity Party of Germany|
25 July 1950 – 3 May 1971
|Preceded by||Post jointly held by Wilhelm Pieck and Otto Grotewohl|
|Succeeded by||Erich Honecker|
|Chairman of the State Council of the
German Democratic Republic
12 September 1960 – 1 August 1973
|Preceded by||Wilhelm Pieck
As State President
|Succeeded by||Willi Stoph|
30 June 1893|
Leipzig, Kingdom of Saxony, German Empire
|Died||1 August 1973
Groß Dölln, Templin, East Germany
|Political party||SPD (1912-1917)
|Spouse(s)||Martha Schmellinsky (1920 -?)
Lotte Kühn (1953-1973)
Walter Ulbricht (30 June 1893 – 1 August 1973) was a German communist politician. He played a leading role in the creation of the Weimar-era Communist Party of Germany (KPD). He was the first secretary of the Socialist Unity Party. Ulbricht was the leader of East Germany from 1950 to 1971. From President Wilhelm Pieck's death in 1960, he was also the East German head of state until his own death in 1973.
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Ulbricht (right) with Khrushchev in 1963
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