Rudolf Kirchschläger

Austrian diplomat, politician, judge, and eighth President of Austria

Rudolf Kirchschläger (German: [ˈʁuːdɔlf ˈkɪɐ̯çˌʃlɛːɡɐ] (audio speaker iconlisten); 20 March 1915 – 30 March 2000) was an Austrian diplomat, politician and judge. From 1974 to 1986 he was the 8th President of Austria.

Rudolf Kirchschläger
Rudolf Kirchschläger 1983.jpg
8th President of Austria
In office
8 July 1974 – 8 July 1986
ChancellorBruno Kreisky
Fred Sinowatz
Franz Vranitzky
Preceded byFranz Jonas
Succeeded byKurt Waldheim
Personal details
Born20 March 1915
Niederkappel, Upper Austria, Austro-Hungarian Empire
Died30 March 2000(2000-03-30) (aged 85)
Vienna, Austria
Spouse(s)Herma Kirchschläger (1940–2000)
Children2
Profession
  • diplomat
  • politician
  • judge

Kirchschläger died on 30 March 2000 near Vienna, aged 85.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Saxon, Wolfgang (31 March 2000). "Rudolf Kirchschlager, 85, Judge Who Became Austria's President". The New York Times. Retrieved 14 March 2009.