Hermann von Richthofen
He was ambassador to the United Kingdom from 1989 to 1993, and his name and relation to the Red Baron (see Richthofen) made him a media favourite. He was later ambassador to the NATO headquarters from 1993 to 1998.
Hermann von Richthofen was married and had three children with his wife.
- 1955-58: Studied law at the Universities in Heidelberg, Munich and Bonn
- 1958: First law degree
- 1963: Second law degree
- 1963: Dr. Jur. (PhD Law). Joined German diplomatic service on graduation
- 1965-66: Federal German Foreign Office Desk Officer in Legal Directorate-General
- 1966-68: Embassy Saigon Desk Officer for Humanitarian Aid
- 1968-70: Embassy Jakarta Labour Attaché and Desk Officer in Legal and Consular Section and Political Section
- 1970-74: Federal Foreign Office Desk Officer in Legal Directorate-General
- 1974: Deputy Head of Section for International Law
- 1975-78: Federal Chancellery Head of Section in Political Department of the Permanent Mission of the Federal Republic of Germany in Berlin (East)
- 1978-80: Federal Foreign Office Head of Department in Political Directorate-General
- 1980-86: Federal Chancellery Head of Working Unit "Deutschland-Politik"
- 1986: Federal Foreign Office Deputy Under Secretary, Director-General for Legal Affairs and Special Adviser on International Law
- 1986- 1988: Federal Foreign Office Deputy Under Secretary (Political Director)
- 1988- 1993: Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to the Court of St. James's
- 1993 - 1998: Permanent German Ambassador to NATO, Brussels
- Dogfight - The Mystery of the Red Baron, Channel 4, Secret History, 22 December 2003. US broadcast as "Who Killed the Red Baron? Explore Competing Theories." Pbs.org, (Public Broadcasting Service) Nova, 7 October 2003.
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