Karl von Wogau was born 18 July 1941 in Freiburg and is a German politician. Karl von Wogau studied Law and Economics in Freiburg, Munich and Bonn and holds a Doctorate on the constitutional history of Further Austria (German: Vorderösterreich).
Karl von Wogau is a member of the German conservative party Christian Democratic Union and the European People's Party. From 1979 to 2008 he served as an elected Member of the European Parliament for the Land (federal state) Baden-Württemberg and was the chairman of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs from 1994 to 1999. From 2004-2009, he was chairman of the Subcommittee on Security and Defence of the Committee on Foreign Affairs.
In 2009, Wogau was defeated in his bid for a seventh term in the European Parliament. He is now Secretary General of the European Security Foundation.