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Margit Fischer (née Binder) (born 28 July 1943 in Stockholm, Sweden) is the wife of Heinz Fischer, the federal president of Austria.

Her parents, Otto and Anna Binder, were social democrats and Jews and had to emigrate to Sweden during the Nazi regime. Mrs Fischer speaks Swedish fluently. In 1949, her family returned to Austria. She attended grammar school in Vienna and started to study arts at the University of Vienna. In 1968, she married Heinz Fischer, a social democratic politician. In 2004, her husband was elected federal president and she became first lady of Austria. The couple have two children: Philip (born 1972) and Lisa (born 1975).[1]


  1. ^ Senta Ziegler: "Österreichs First Ladies". Wien. Ueberreuter 1999


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