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Paul von Hindenburg

(1847—1934) German Field Marshal and statesman, President of the Weimar Republic 1925–34

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Franz von Papen

Overview page. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945) — World History.

(1879–1969)

German politician. A member of the Catholic Centre Party, he had little popular following, and his appointment as Chancellor (1932) came as a surprise. To gain Nazi...

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Friedrich Ebert

Overview page. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945) — Politics.

(b. 4 Feb. 1871, d. 28 Feb. 1925).

President of Germany 1919–25 Born in Heidelberg, he became a saddler, and joined the SPD in 1889. From 1893 Ebert edited a party newspaper, and...

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Hans von Seeckt

Overview page. Subjects: Military History — Contemporary History (Post 1945).

(b. 22 Apr. 1866, d. 27 Dec. 1936).

German general A general staff officer during World War I, in 1920 he became the supreme commander of the German army which he developed into an...

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Theobald von Bethmann Hollweg

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — Contemporary History (Post 1945).

(b. 29 Nov. 1856, d. 2 Jan. 1921).

Chancellor of Germany and Minister President of Prussia 1909–17 From 1899 the chief commissioner (Oberpräsident) of the Prussian province of...

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