Paul Ludwig Hans Anton von Beneckendorff und von Hindenburg ( pronounced [ˈpaʊl ˈluːtvɪç hans ˈantoːn fɔn ˈbɛnəkn̩dɔʁf ʔʊnt fɔn ˈhɪndn̩bʊʁk] ( listen); abbreviated pronounced [ˈpaʊl fɔn ˈhɪndn̩bʊʁk] ( listen); 2 October 1847 – 2 August 1934) was a German field marshal and statesman who led the Imperial German Army during World War I and later …
Paul Von Hindenburg (1847-1934) was a German World War I military commander and president. He fought in the Austro-Prussian War and in the Franco-German War, and retired as a general in 1911.
Paul von Hindenburg, in full Paul Ludwig Hans Anton von Beneckendorff und von Hindenburg, (born October 2, 1847, Posen, Prussia [now Poznań, Poland]—died August 2, 1934, Neudeck, Germany [now in Poland]), German field marshal during World War I and second president of the Weimar Republic (1925–34).
Paul von Hindenburg was born to an aristocratic Prussian family in 1847. Following in his father’s footsteps, he became an army officer. Hindenburg fought as a young lieutenant in the Austro-Prussian War in 1866 and in the and Franco-Prussian War in 1870-1871. After serving with distinction in battle, he joined the prestigious German General Staff.
Paul von Hindenburg, in full Paul Ludwig Hans Anton von Beneckendorff und von Hindenburg, (born Oct. 2, 1847, Posen, Prussia—died Aug. 2, 1934, Neudeck, Ger.), German field marshal and second president (1925–34) of the Weimar Republic. Born to an aristocratic family, he retired from the Prussian army as a general in 1911.
Paul von Hindenburg (1847-1934) was a Prussian aristocrat, military commander and political figure. He is best remembered as the second president of the Weimar Republic and the man who appointed Adolf Hitler as chancellor in 1933. Early life Hindenburg was born in Posen in 1847, the son of a Prussian aristocrat and his commoner wife.
In the predawn hours of Au- gust 23, 1914, German General Paul von Hindenburg, recalled from retirement by Kaiser Wilhelm II, stood on the Hanover rail station platform awaiting a special train to take him to his new command, 8th Army in East Prussia. With the war less than three weeks old, German armies were fighting on two fronts.
Paul von Hindenburg was born in Posen in 1847. After being educated at the cadet schools at Wahlstatt and Berlin he fought at the Battle of Koniggratz (1866) and in the Franco-Prussian War (1870-71). He was promoted to the rank of general in 1903. Hindenburg retired from the army in 1911.
German President Paul von Hindenburg dies. With the support of the German armed forces, Hitler becomes President of Germany. Later that month Hitler abolishes the office of President and declares himself Führer of the German Reich and People, in addition to his position as Chancellor. In this expanded capacity, Hitler now becomes the absolute ...