Jörg Haider, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Jörg Haider

Austrian politician

Date of Birth: 26-Jan-1950

Place of Birth: Bad Goisern, Upper Austria, Austria

Date of Death: 11-Oct-2008

Profession: lawyer, businessperson, politician

Nationality: Austria

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

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About Jörg Haider

  • Jörg Haider (German: ['jœ?k 'ha?d?] (listen); 26 January 1950 – 11 October 2008) was an Austrian politician.
  • He was Governor of Carinthia on two occasions, the long-time leader of the Austrian Freedom Party (FPÖ) and later Chairman of the Alliance for the Future of Austria (Bündnis Zukunft Österreich, BZÖ), a breakaway party from the FPÖ.Haider was a controversial figure within Austria and abroad.
  • Several countries imposed mild diplomatic sanctions against his party's participation in government alongside Wolfgang Schüssel's Austrian People's Party (ÖVP), starting from 2000. Haider died in a car accident shortly after leading the BZÖ in the 2008 Austrian Parliamentary elections.

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