Henry Kissinger born Heinz Alfred Kissinger was an American diplomat, political scientist, geopolitical consultant, and politician who died on November 29, 2023.
Henry Kissinger served as the United States secretary of state and national security advisor under the presidential administrations of Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford.
He was influential in shaping U.S. foreign policy on various global issues, such as the Vietnam War, the Cold War, the Middle East, and China.
He was also a controversial figure who faced criticism for his role in some of the U.S. interventions and covert operations in other countries, such as Chile, Cambodia, Bangladesh, and East Timor.
He received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1973 for his efforts to end the Vietnam War, but some people considered him a war criminal for his actions.
Henry Kissinger cause of death
Henry Kissinger died Wednesday at his home in Connecticut, according to a statement from his consulting firm, Kissinger Associates. He was 100. The firm did not provide a cause of death.
Henry Kissinger is survived by his two children from his first marriage, Elizabeth and David, and his wife, Nancy Maginnes Kissinger.
Former President George W. Bush on Wednesday paid tribute to former secretary of state and presidential adviser Henry Kissinger, sharing an oil painting of the “dependable” American diplomat.
“America has lost one of the most dependable and distinctive voices on foreign affairs with the passing of Henry Kissinger,” Bush wrote in a statement. “I have long admired the man who fled the Nazis as a young boy from a Jewish family, then fought them in the United States Army.”
“I am grateful for that service and advice, but I am most grateful for his friendship,” Bush continued. “Laura and I will miss his wisdom, his charm, and his humor. And we will always be thankful for the contributions of Henry Kissinger.”
Included in his message was a photo of his oil painting of Kissinger that was featured in Bush’s book, “Out of Many, One: Portraits of America’s Immigrants.”
Henry Kissinger Bio
Henry Kissinger was born in Germany on May 27, 1923, as Heinz Alfred Kissinger. Less than three months before Kristallnacht, in 1938, his Jewish family fled Nazi Germany and resettled in New York City, where he became known as Henry.
After he became an American citizen in 1943, Dr. Kissinger served in the 84th Army Division from 1943 to 1946. He was awarded the Bronze Star for his “meritorious service.” Dr. Kissinger subsequently served in the Counter Intelligence Corps in occupied Germany. He was in the U.S. Army Reserves until 1959.
Dr. Kissinger earned his bachelor’s, master’s, and PhD degrees at Harvard University, where he taught international relations for almost 20 years. In 1969, President Nixon appointed him National Security Advisor.
He subsequently served as Secretary of State under Presidents Nixon and Ford, in which capacities Dr. Kissinger played central roles in the opening to China, negotiating the end of the Yom Kippur War in the Middle East, and helping to bring America’s role in the Vietnam War to a close.
He worked to set the former Rhodesia on the path to representative government and negotiated key arms control agreements with the Soviet Union.
Dr. Kissinger has written 21 books on national security matters. Considered one of America’s great statesmen, Dr. Kissinger was regularly consulted by American presidents of both political parties and scores of foreign leaders after he finished government service in 1977.
In May of 2023, he celebrated his 100th birthday and remained active well into his 100th year. Most recently, Dr. Kissinger focused his attention on the implications of artificial intelligence.
He was a frequent guest with media and on panel discussions, writing, and traveling abroad. Additional biographical information about Dr. Kissinger and his writings can be found at www.henryakissinger.com.
Henry Kissinger Age
Henry Kissinger was 100 years old when he died on November 29, 2023. He was born on May 27, 1923 in Fürth, Weimar Republic (now Germany).
Henry Kissinger Net worth
Henry Kissinger was an American diplomat and political scientist who had a net worth of $50 million at the time of his death.
Henry Kissinger Wife
Henry Kissinger was married twice. He was married to Anne Fleischer from 1949 to 1964.
In 1974 Henry married socialite Nancy Maginnes. Nancy’s father Al Maginnes played professional football in the 1920s then earned a fortune as a lawyer who was a partner in prominent firm Drye, New Maginnes & Warren, for more than three decades.
Henry Kissinger Children
Henry Kissinger had two children, a son named David Kissinger and a daughter named Elizabeth Kissinger.
He had them with his first wife, Ann Fleischer, whom he married in 1949 and divorced in 1964.
David Kissinger was born in 1959 and became an executive in the television industry.
He worked for NBC Universal Television Studio and later became the head of Conaco, Conan O’Brien’s production company.
He was also involved in some TV shows, such as Eagleheart, Andy Barker, P.I., and Final Space.
Elizabeth Kissinger was born in 1961 and not much is known about her personal or professional life.
She was reportedly a lawyer and a professor at Harvard University, but there is no official confirmation of these claims.
Henry Kissinger Family
Spouse/Ex-: Nancy Kissinger (m. 1974), Ann Fleischer (m. 1949–1964).
Mather: Louis Kissinger.
Mother: Paula (Stern) Kissinger.
Siblings: Walter Kissinger.
Children: David Kissinger, Elizabeth Kissinger.
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