Kurt Josef Waldheim (German pronunciation: [ˈkʊɐ̯t ˈvaldhaɪm]; 21 December 191814 Juin 2007) wis an Austrian diplomat an politeecian. Waldheim wis the fowert Secretar-General o the Unitit Nations frae 1972 tae 1981, an the nint Preses o Austrick, frae 1986 tae 1992. While he wis runnin for Preses in Austrick in 1985, his service as an intelligence afficer in the Wehrmacht durin Warld War II raised internaitional controversy.

Kurt Waldheim
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9th Preses o Austrick
In office
8 Julie 1986 – 8 Julie 1992
ChancellorFranz Vranitzky
Precedit biRudolf Kirchschläger
Succeedit biThomas Klestil
4t Secretar-General o the Unitit Naitions
In office
1 Januar 1972 – 31 December 1981
Precedit biU Thant
Succeedit biJavier Pérez de Cuéllar
Personal details
BornKurt Josef Waldheim
21 December 1918(1918-12-21)
Sankt Andrä-Wördern near Vienna, German Austrick
Dee'd14 Juin 2007(2007-06-14) (aged 88)
Vienna, Austrick
NaitionalityAustrian
Poleetical pairtyAustrian Fowk's Pairty
Spoose(s)Elisabeth Waldheim
(1944-2007)
Bairns3
Alma materVienna Consular Academy
Professionlawyer, diplomat
ReligionRoman Catholicism
AwairdsIron Cross 2nt Class
Medal o the Croun o Keeng Zvonimir
Signatur
Militar service
Service/branch Austrick - Österreichisches Bundesheer (1936-1937)
Germany - Heer (1941-1945)
RankOberleutnant
Unit5 Alpine Division Pusteria
Kampfgruppe West
9t Airmy
11t Italian Airmy
Airmy Group E
Battles/warsWarld War II