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Martin Heidegger

Birthplace: Messkirch, Tübingen, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
Death: May 26, 1976 (86)
Freiburg, Freiburg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany (Peacefully in his sleep)
Place of Burial: Messkirch, Tübingen, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
Immediate Family:

Son of Friedrich Heidegger and Johanna Heidegger
Husband of Elfride Heidegger
Brother of Maria Oschwald and Fritz (Friedrich) Heidegger

Occupation: Philosopher
Managed by: Tobias Rachor (C)
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About Martin Heidegger

Note that Hermann's natural father was not in fact Martin, but Dr Friedel Caesar. This is mentioned in various sources and revealed in Letters to My Wife.
This book describes the affair and cover-up: Stranger from Abroad: Hannah Arendt, Martin Heidegger, Friendship and Forgiveness, by Daniel Maier-Katkin, 2010

Photograph of his house in Freiburg:

Evangelische Trauung am 25.03.1917 in Wiesbaden

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Martin Heidegger's Timeline

September 26, 1889
Messkirch, Tübingen, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
May 26, 1976
Age 86
Freiburg, Freiburg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
May 28, 1976
Age 86
Messkirch, Tübingen, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany