Klaus-Dieter Lehmann

Lehmann in Frankfurt am Main, 2009

Klaus-Dieter Lehmann (pronounced [klaʊ̯s ˈdiːtɐ ˈleːman]) (born 29 February 1940 in Breslau) is a German librarian and has been president of the Goethe-Institut since April 2008.[1]


Born in 1940 in Breslau, Lehmann studied physics and mathematics and passed his state examination in library science.

In 1988 Lehmann became director of the Deutsche Bibliothek, Frankfurt, the national library of West Germany. Following German reunification he merged the library with its East German counterpart in Leipzig; since 2006, the institution has been known as the German National Library. From 1998 to 2008 he served as president of the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation.

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Lehmann was awarded the Federal Cross of Merit, First Class, in 1996.


  1. ^ Fischer, Karin (8 July 2008). "Klaus-Dieter Lehmann: "Wir machen eine Sprachoffensive"" (in German). Deutschlandradio. Retrieved September 14, 2010.
  2. ^ Members of the Advisory Board, 2006 Deutsche Bank.
  3. ^ Members of the Regional Advisory Board, 2017 Deutsche Bank.
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ Board of Trustees Bavarian State Library (BSB).
  6. ^ Board of Trustees BHF Bank Foundation.
  7. ^ Executive Board and Board of Trustees German Football Association (DFB).
  8. ^ Member of the Governing Board Deutsches Museum.
  9. ^ Executive Committee German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).
  10. ^ Administrative Board Germanisches Nationalmuseum.
  11. ^ Executive Board German Book Prize.
  12. ^ Board of Trustees German-Russian Forum.
  13. ^ International Council Museum Berggruen.
  14. ^ Circle of Friends Opera Village Africa.
  15. ^ Board of Trustees Villa Stuck.
  16. ^ Advisory Committee
  17. ^ Board of Trustees Giesecke & Devrient Foundation.
  18. ^ Board of Trustees Heinz Friedrich Foundation.
  19. ^ Board of Trustees Cultural Foundation of the Federal States.
  20. ^ Board of Trustees Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft.
  21. ^ Board of Trustees Ursula Lübbe Foundation.
  22. ^ FIFA Women’s World Cup board of trustees presided by Dr Thomas Bach FIFA, press release of 30 September 2008.
  23. ^ Neues Kuratoriumsmitglied der Bertelsmann Stiftung Bertelsmann Foundation, press release of November 18, 2010.

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