Karl Carstens

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Karl Carstens (December 14, 1914 - May 30, 1992) was a German politician. He served as the fifth Federal President of West Germany.

Carstens studied law and political science at the universities of Frankfurt, Dijon, Munich, Königsberg, and Hamburg from 1933 to 1936. In 1949 he received a Master of Laws degree from Yale University.

Carstens famously denounced the author Heinrich Böll as a supporter of left-wing terrorism (specifically, the Baader-Meinhof Gang).

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Preceded by:
Walter Scheel
President of Germany
1979-1984
Succeeded by:
Richard von Weizsäcker
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