Angela Merkel Facts
German politician and Chancellor
- Angela Dorothea Merkel is a German politician.
- Merkel was a former research scientist.
- She is the first woman Chancellor of Germany the first women leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU).
- She is the second woman (after Margaret Thatcher) to chair the G8.
- She is the youngest German chancellor since the World War II.
- She was ranked as the world's second most powerful person by Forbes magazine, the highest ranking ever achieved by a woman.
- At school, she won awards in Russian and Mathematics.
- She was awarded a doctorate for her thesis on quantum chemistry.
- She is known to dislike dogs.
- She is called the Iron Chancellor.