Poul Nyrup Rasmussen

Born: 15 June, 1943 in Esbjerg, Denmark. Poul Nyrup Rasmussen received a degree in economics from the University of Copenhagen. While a student he was already active in politics with the Social Democratic Party. In 1990 he became the head of the Party and 1993 the Prime Minister of Denmark ("State Minister" in Danish) and held that position until 27 November 2001. He is not related to the next two Prime Ministers of Denmark, both of whom are also named Rasmussen.
Poul Nyrup Rasmussen came to Latvia in his capacity as Prime Minister of Denmark and stayed at the house 29-30 March 1995.
After the defeat of the Social Democratic Party in the Danish 2001 election, P. N. Rasmussen stepped down as the head of the Party a year later, but went on to win a seat in the European Parliament in 2004.