Fred Sinowatz

Knowledge Identifier: +Fred_Sinowatz


Fred Sinowatz

Born in Neufeld an der Leitha, Burgenland, Austria add

Category: Politics

Born in 1929.

Countries: Austria (90%), (10%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Franz Vranitzky, Bruno Kreisky, Social Democratic Party of Austria

Linked to: Social Democratic Party of Austria, Freedom Party of Austria, Sturmabteilung, Austrian People's Party




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Fred Sinowatz was born in 1929 add something


Sinowatz, educated as a historian, was Minister of Education and Art in the Austrian government from 1971 to 1983 add something


In 1981, when Bruno Kreisky's chosen successor "Crown Prince" Hannes Androsch was removed from his position, Sinowatz became Vice Chancellor add something


After the SPÖ had lost its absolute majority in 1983 and Kreisky had resigned as chancellor, Sinowatz reluctantly took up the position of head of the Austrian government add something


He was an Austrian politician of the Social Democratic Party of Austria , and was Chancellor of Austria from 1983 to 1986 add something


In autumn 1983, he succeeded Kreisky as chairman of the SPÖ add something


Friedrich Peter - After the SPÖ had lost its majority in 1983, he negotiated a coalition between SPÖ and FPÖ with Bruno Kreisky, which took office under the leadership of Chancellor Fred Sinowatz and vice chancellor Norbert Steger


Heinz Fischer - From 1983 to 1987 he was Minister of Science in a coalition government headed by Fred Sinowatz


In late 1984, came the severe internal crisis of the "Occupation of the Hainburg Floodplain" by thousands of people protesting against the building of a power station there add something


Sinowatz managed to calm both sides by announcing a "Christmas peace" on December 22, 1984, following considerable pressure from the public add something


Franz Vranitzky - In 1984, Vranitzky joined the SPÖ-Freedom Party government coalition under Chancellor Fred Sinowatz as minister of finance


After Waldheim's election, Sinowatz resigned and passed on his post as chancellor to finance minister Franz Vranitzky, who succeeded him as chairman of the SPÖ in 1988; at the same time, Sinowatz resigned as a member of the National Council of Austria add something


Franz Vranitzky - In 1988, Vranitzky succeeded Fred Sinowatz as chairman of his party

Fred Sinowatz died in 2008 add something


In July 2008 he had to be taken to the Vienna General Hospital to undergo cardiac surgery add something