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Karl Hugo Freiherr von Weizsäcker (25 February 18532 February 1926) was a German politician.

He was born Karl Hugo Weizsäcker in Stuttgartmarker, the son of the theologian Karl Heinrich Weizsäcker and his wife, the former Auguste Sophie Christiane Dahm. While serving as a politician at the court of the Kingdom of Württembergmarker, his family was raised to nobility as von Weizsäcker.

Weizsäcker studied at the University of Tübingenmarker. While serving in the administration of king William II of Württemberg, he was raised to personal nobility on 24 February 1897.

From 1900 onwards, he served as Minister of Culture — until 4 December 1906 when he was made Ministerpräsident. He served in this office until 6 November 1918, shortly before monarchy was abolished.

In 1916, he and his family were raised to the heritable title of Freiherr.

Weizsäcker was the father of Ernst von Weizsäcker and thus grandfather of Richard von Weizsäcker, who was President of the Federal Republic of Germany 1984-94. He died in Stuttgart in 1926.

See also Weizsäcker for the family tree.


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