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Schmidt

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/ ʃmɪt /
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noun
Hel·mut (Hein·rich Wal·de·mar) [hel-moot hahyn-rik vahl-duh-mahr; German hel-moot hahyn-rikh-vahl-duh-mahr], /ˈhɛl mʊt ˈhaɪn rɪk ˈvɑl dəˌmɑr; German ˈhɛl mut ˈhaɪn rɪx ˈvɑl dəˌmɑr/, 1918–2015, West German political leader: chancellor 1974–82.
Michael Jack "Mike", born 1949, U.S. baseball player.
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Schmidt
/ (ʃmɪt) /

noun
Helmut (Heinrich Waldemar) (ˈhɛlmuːt). born 1918, German Social Democrat statesman; chancellor of West Germany (1974–82)
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