Ursula Gertrud von der Leyen, née Albrecht (born 8 October 1958 in Brussels) is a German politeecian who haes been the Meenister o Defence syne 2013, an is the first weeman in German history tae hauld that office.

Ursula von der Leyen
(Ursula von der Leyen) 2019.07.16. Ursula von der Leyen presents her vision to MEPs 2 (cropped).jpg
Preses o the European Commission
Takin office
1 November 2019
SucceedinJean-Claude Juncker
Federal Meenister o Defence
In office
17 December 2013 – 17 Julie 2019
ChancellorAngela Merkel
Precedit biThomas de Maizière
Succeedit biAnnegret Kramp-Karrenbauer
Depute Leader o the Christian Democratic Union
Assumed office
15 November 2010
Servin with Volker Bouffier, Julia Klöckner, Armin Laschet and Thomas Strobl
LeaderAngela Merkel
Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer
Precedit biChristian Wulff
Meenister o Labour an Social Affairs
In office
30 November 2009 – 17 December 2013
ChancellorAngela Merkel
Precedit biFranz Josef Jung
Succeedit biAndrea Nahles
Meenister o Faimily Affairs, Senior Ceetizens, Weemen an Youth
In office
22 November 2005 – 30 November 2009
ChancellorAngela Merkel
Precedit biRenate Schmidt
Succeedit biKristina Schröder
Lawer Saxony Meenister for Social Affairs, Weemen, Faimily an Heal
In office
4 Mairch 2003 – 22 November 2005
Meenister PresesChristian Wulff
Precedit biGitta Trauernicht
Succeedit biMechthild Ross-Luttmann
Member o the Bundestag
for Lower Saxony
Assumed office
27 September 2009
ConstituencyParty list
Personal details
Born (1958-10-08) 8 October 1958 (age 61)
Ixelles, Belgium
Poleetical pairtyChristian Democratic Union
Spoose(s)Heiko von der Leyen
Bairns7
Alma materVarsity o Göttingen
Varsity o Münster
Lunnon Schuil o Economics
Hannover Medical Schuil
ReligionLutheran