Gustav Heinemann’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

July 23, 1899

Death Date

Jul 7, 1976

Age of Death

76 years

Cause of Death


Place of Death

Essen, Germany



The politician Gustav Heinemann died at the age of 76. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Member of the Social Democratic Party of Germany who held office as the President of West Germany from 1969 to 1974. His advocacy of the democratic rights of every-day citizens made him popular among the younger generation.

He earned a Ph.D. and doctorate after briefly serving as a soldier in World War I.

He also held office as the Minister of the Interior and Minister of Justice.

He and his wife Hilda Heinemann had four children.

He politically collaborated with Chancellor Helmut Schmidt , while in office as president.



Everywhere, authority and tradition have to justify themselves in the face of questions.

Gustav Heinemann

I appeal to the responsibility of the blocs and the major powers, not to seek security in the arms race, but rather in a meeting for joint disarmament and arms limitations.

Gustav Heinemann

Trust cannot be commanded; and yet it is also correct that the only one who earns trust is the one who is prepared to grant trust.

Gustav Heinemann

Not less, but more democracy – that is the demand, that is the great goal that we have to prescribe for ourselves, and especially for our youth.

Gustav Heinemann

Liberal democracy must finally become the vital element of our society.

Gustav Heinemann