|Is||Politician Professor Educator|
|Birth||15 December 1938, Szprotawa, Poland|
|Politics||Social Democratic Party of Germany|
Klaus Hänsch (born 15 December 1938 in Sprottau) is a German Politician. He was a Member of the European Parliament representing the SPD from 17 July 1979 until 13 July 2009, and sat with the Party of European Socialists group. He was Vice-chairman of the PES group since 1989, except during his service as President of the European Parliament from 1994 to 1997.