Erhard at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:
German economist and politician. As economics minister (1949-63), he was the chief architect of W. Germany's postwar economic recovery. He achieved what has been called an economic miracle through his "social market system," which was based on free-market capitalism but included special provisions for housing, farming, and social programs. In 1957 he was appointed federal vice-chancellor, and in 1963 he succeeded K. Adenauer as chancellor. His government was troubled by an economic downturn and a budget deficit, as well as Erhard's relative weakness as a leader, and he was forced to resign in 1966.
Erhard at English (WD) Of Explained:
Alternative forms* Erhardt, Erhart
EtymologyFrom the name of a 7th/8th century German saint, from Inter: etyl » goh|de Inter: term » era||honour|lang=goh + Inter: term » harti||hard|lang=goh.
Proper nounInter: head » de|proper noun
Translation: de » Erhard
Translation: hu » Erhard