Jens Beutel

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Jens Beutel

Jens Beutel (born July 12, 1946 in Lünen) is a German politician and a member of the Social Democratic Party and has served as lord mayor of Mainz since 1997.[1][2]

Professional biography[edit]

Beutel studied law at the University of Mainz from 1968-1976 and then served as a judge in Frankenthal, Koblenz and Mainz.[2] He became a member of the city parliament in 1989, and became chairman of the SPD group in 1995.[2]


Jens Beutel and Viswanathan Anand, Chess Classic Mainz 2002.[3]

Beutel started playing chess at age 13[4] and has managed to attract the Chess Classic tournament to Mainz.[5] In 2002, he lost a computer-assisted handicap match against chess champion Viswanathan Anand.[6]

A Magenza foundation under the patronage of Prime Minister Kurt Beck and Jens Beutel was committed to the building and the sustainment of the new synagogue Mainz; a further 29 citizens and notables from Mainz and the region belong to the establishment founders.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Landeshauptstadt Mainz: Lebenslauf: Jens Beutel" (in German). Landeshauptstadt Mainz. Retrieved July 25, 2009. 
  2. ^ a b c "Beutel, Jens" (in German). Institut für Geschichtliche Landeskunde an der Universität Mainz e.V. Retrieved July 25, 2009. 
  3. ^ Chess Classic Mainz (in German)
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