Heinrich von Brentano

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Heinrich von Brentano di Tremezzo (born June 6, 1904 in Offenbach, d. November 14 1964 in Darmstadt) was a German conservative politician (CDU) and lawyer. He was one of the founders of the CDU in Hesse and was a member of the German parliament from 1949. 1955-1961 he was Foreign Minister of Germany. He was an important figure in the foundation of the European Economic Community (EEC).

He belonged to a family of Italian origin which settled in Hesse in the 17th century and were recognized as Hessian nobles, with close contact to important figures of the German Romanticism, including Goethe, Savigny and Arnim. He was related to famous German poets such as Clemens von Brentano and Bettina von Arnim.

Preceded by:
Konrad Adenauer
Foreign Minister of Germany
1955-1961
Succeeded by:
Gerhard Schröder
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