Karl Otto Pohl


Age: 85

Summary: German banker and president of Bundesbank who managed the introduction of the deutsche mark in East Germany before reunification in 1990 and helped to lay the foundations for Europe's common currency, but who upheld the stable money traditions of West Germany's central bank throughout his tenure from 1980 to 1991.

Cause of Death: Complications from emphysema

Born: December 1, 1929

Died: December 9, 2014

Zurich, Switzerland