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  2. Paul von Hindenburg - Wikipedia

    Paul von Hindenburg as a cadet in Wahlstatt (1860) Hindenburg was born in Posen, Prussia the son of Prussian junker Hans Robert Ludwig von Beneckendorff und von Hindenburg (1816–1902) and his wife Luise Schwickart (1825–1893), the daughter of physician Karl Ludwig Schwickart and wife Julie Moennich.

  3. Paul von Hindenburg | German president | Britannica

    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). His presidential terms were wracked by political instability, economic depression, and the ...

  4. Paul von Hindenburg - HISTORY

    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.

  5. Paul von Hindenburg | Holocaust Encyclopedia

    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 W ar in 1870- 1871.

  6. Paul von Hindenburg summary | Britannica

    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. Recalled to duty in World War I, he commanded German forces in East ...

  7. Paul von Hindenburg - Weimar Republic

    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.

  8. Berlin strips Hitler kingmaker of honorary citizenship

    Berlin city-state has rescinded honorary citizenship for Paul von Hindenburg. In 1933, the German Weimar-era general-turned president named Adolf Hitler as chancellor, giving him powers for his 12 ...

  9. Death of German President von Hindenburg | Holocaust Encyclopedia

    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 dictator of Germany; there are no legal or ...

  10. Hindenburg and Ludendorff - HistoryNet

    HINDENBURG . Paul Ludwig Hans Anton von Beneckendorff und von Hindenburg was born October 2, 1847, at Posen in southeast Prussia. The son of a Prussian Junker (landed nobility), Hindenburg, through his maternal grandmother, descended from one of King Frederick William I’s “giant” Potsdam Grenadiers (elite soldiers chosen for their ...

  11. Adolf Hitler is named chancellor of Germany - HISTORY

    On January 30, 1933, President Paul von Hindenburg names Adolf Hitler, leader or führer of the National Socialist German Workers Party (or Nazi Party ), as chancellor of Germany. The year 1932 ...