Paul von Hindenburg, Reichspräsident (President of the German Reich)

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Paul Ludwig Hans Anton Ludwig Hans Anton von Beneckendorff und von Hindenburg

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Birthplace: Poznań, Poznań County, Greater Poland Voivodeship, Poland
Death: Died in Ogrodzieniec, Iława County, Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship, Poland
Place of Burial: Elisabethkirche, Marburg, Gießen, Hesse, Germany
Immediate Family:

Son of Hans Robert Ludwig von Beneckendorff und von Hindenburg and Luise Guillerimina von Beneckendorff und von Hindenburg
Husband of Gertrud von Hindenburg
Father of Irmengard Pauline von Hindenburg; Oskar Wilhelm Wilhelm Robert Paul Ludwig Hellmuth von Hindenburg; NN von Hindenburg; Annemarie Barbara Ilse Ursula Margarete Eleonore von Pentz and Helene von Beneckendorf und Hindenburg
Brother of Lina von Beneckendorff und von Hindenburg and Bernhard von Hindenburg
Half brother of Otto Friedrich Louis Traugott von Beneckendorff und von Hindenburg and Konrad Otto Heinrich Johannes von Beneckendorff und von Hindenburg

Occupation: Zweiter Reichspräsident der Weimarer Republik, Generalfeldmarschall, Reichspräsident 1925-1934, Generalfeldmarschall und Reichspräsident
Managed by: George J. Homs
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About Paul Ludwig Hans Anton Ludwig Hans Anton von Beneckendorff und von Hindenburg

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_von_Hindenburg

Paul Ludwig Hans Anton von Beneckendorff und von Hindenburg ( listen (help·info)), known universally as Paul von Hindenburg (German pronunciation: [ˈpaʊl fɔn ˈhɪndənbʊɐ̯k] ( listen); 2 October 1847 – 2 August 1934) was a Prussian/German field marshal, statesman, and politician, and served as the second President of Germany from 1925 to 1934.

Hindenburg enjoyed a long career in the Prussian Army, retiring in 1911. He was recalled at the outbreak of World War I, and first came to national attention, at the age of 66, as the victor at Tannenberg in 1914. As Germany's Chief of the General Staff from 1916, he and his deputy, Erich Ludendorff, rose in the German public's esteem until Hindenburg came to eclipse the Kaiser himself. Hindenburg retired again in 1919, but returned to public life one more time in 1925 to be elected as the second President of Germany.

Though 84 years old and in poor health, Hindenburg was persuaded to run for re-election in 1932, as he was considered the only candidate who could defeat Adolf Hitler. Hindenburg was re-elected in a runoff but nonetheless played an important role in the Nazi Party's rise to power, dissolving parliament twice in 1932 and eventually appointing Hitler as Chancellor in January 1933. In February, he issued the Reichstag Fire Decree which suspended various civil liberties, and in March he signed the Enabling Act, in which parliament gave Hitler's administration legislative powers. Hindenburg died the following year, after which Hitler declared the office of President vacant and, as "Führer und Reichskanzler", made himself head of state.

The famed zeppelin Hindenburg that was destroyed by fire in 1937 was named in his honor, as was the Hindenburgdamm, a causeway joining the island of Sylt to mainland Schleswig-Holstein that was built during his time in office. The previously German Upper Silesian town of Zabrze (German: Hindenburg O.S.) was also renamed for him in 1915. SMS Hindenburg, a battlecruiser commissioned in the Imperial German Navy in 1917 and the last capital ship to enter service in the Imperial Navy, was also named for him.

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Paul von Hindenburg, Reichspräsident (President of the German Reich)'s Timeline

1847
October 2, 1847
Poznań, Poznań County, Greater Poland Voivodeship, Poland
1878
November 18, 1878
Age 31
Berlin
1879
1879
Age 31
1880
November 14, 1880
Age 33
1881
1881
Age 33
1883
January 31, 1883
Age 35
Königsberg, Preussen
1891
November 29, 1891
Age 44
Berlin
1934
August 2, 1934
Age 86
Ogrodzieniec, Iława County, Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship, Poland
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Marburg, Gießen, Hesse, Germany