Hans Koschnick


Age: 87

administrator for the European Union of the bitterly divided Bosnian city of Mostar who had governed the German city-state of Bremen from 1967 to 1985 and was probably best known internationally for his tumultuous 20-month administration of Mostar starting in July 1994 after months of brutal fighting, who was often caught between the divided city's feuding Muslim Bosniacs and Catholic Croats (between whom tensions remain today), including in 1996 when hundreds of Bosnian Croats attacked his armored car by firing 10 bullets into it after his proposal to unify the city, but who resigned a short time later.

Cause of Death: Natural causes

Born: April 2, 1929

Died: April 21, 2016

Berlin, Germany