Hannelore Kohl

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Hannelore Kohl in 1987
Hannelore Kohl (March 7, 1933July 5, 2001) was the wife of former German Chancellor Dr. Helmut Kohl. She met him for the first time at a prom in Ludwigshafen, Germany, when she was 15 years old.

She was born in Berlin and was christened Eleonore Johanna Renner. Later, she chose the composition "Hannelore" to be used as her first name. In the years of her husband's chancellorship, she founded the Hannelore Kohl Stiftung and the Kuratorium ZNS.

On July 5, 2001, Kohl was found dead aged 68 in her Ludwigshafen home. She had apparently committed suicide with an overdose of sleeping pills, after years of suffering from what was claimed to be a very rare and painful photo allergy induced by an earlier penicillin treatment that had forced her to avoid practically all sunlight for years.

However, journalist Andrew Gimson, writing in The Spectator [1], cast doubt upon the official version of events. Similar questions were also raised by the German newsmagazine, Stern and the BBC.[2]

Kohl is known for her collection of German-style cooking recipes published as Kulinarische Reise durch Deutsche Länder (Culinary Journey through German Regions) which was published in 1996.

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NAMEKohl, Hannelore
ALTERNATIVE NAMESRenner, Eleonore Johanna
SHORT DESCRIPTIONwife of former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl
DATE OF BIRTHMarch 7, 1933
PLACE OF BIRTHBerlin
DATE OF DEATHJuly 5, 2001
PLACE OF DEATHLudwigshafen
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Helmut Josef Michael Kohl (born April 3, 1930) is a German conservative politician and statesman. He was Chancellor of Germany from 1982 to 1998 (West Germany between 1982 and 1990) and the chairman of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) from 1973-1998.
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