Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger dies at age 100

30 November 2023
2023-11-30 16:00

Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger died on Wednesday at his home in Connecticut at the age of 100, Kissinger Associates said in a statement.

Born in Germany in 1923, Kissinger is survived by his wife of nearly 50 years, Nancy Maginnes Kissinger. Kissinger visited China more than 100 times, and he was hailed as an "old friend" to the Chinese people for his significant role in brokering the two countries' rapprochement over five decades ago. He was also awarded a Nobel Peace Prize in 1973.

Moving to the United States with his family in 1938, anglicizing his name to Henry, Kissinger became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1943, served in the Army in Europe in World War II, and attended Harvard University on a scholarship, earning a master's degree in 1952 and a doctorate in 1954.

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