Adolf Hitler

F%c3%bchrer of the National Socialist German Workers Party; Reichskanzler of Germany
Born Apr 20, 1889
Hometown Braunau am Inn
Died Apr 30, 1945
Death Place Deutsches Reich
Political Party Nationalsozialist...
Religion Religious views o...

Adolf Hitler was an Austrian-born German politician and the leader of the National Socialist German Workers Party . He was chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945 and dictator of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945. Hitler was at the centre of the founding of Nazism, the start of World War II, and the Holocaust. A decorated veteran of World War I, Hitler joined the German Workers' Party, precursor of the Nazi Party, in 1919, and became leader of the NSDAP in 1921.… Read More

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1889 Birth Adolf Hitler was born on 20 April 1889 in Braunau am Inn, a town in Austria-Hungary (in present-day Austria), close to the border with the German Empire. … Read More
1894 5 Years Old In 1894 the family relocated to Leonding (near Linz), and in June 1895, Alois retired to a small landholding at Hafeld, near Lambach, where he farmed and kept bees. … Read More
1897 8 Years Old The move to Hafeld coincided with the onset of intense father-son conflicts caused by Hitler's refusal to conform to the strict discipline of his school. Alois Hitler's farming efforts at Hafeld ended in failure, and in 1897 the family moved to Lambach. … Read More


1900 11 Years Old 1 More Event
The death of his younger brother Edmund, who died from measles in 1900, deeply affected Hitler. … Read More
1903 14 Years Old After Alois's sudden death on 3 January 1903, Hitler's performance at school deteriorated and his mother allowed him to leave.
1904 15 Years Old He enrolled at the Realschule in Steyr in September 1904, where his behaviour and performance showed some improvement.
1905 16 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1905, after passing a repeat of the final exam, Hitler left the school without any ambitions for further education or clear plans for a career.


1913 24 Years Old Hitler received the final part of his father's estate in May 1913 and moved to Munich. … Read More
1914 25 Years Old 1 More Event
After he was deemed unfit for service—he failed his physical exam in Salzburg on 5 February 1914—he returned to Munich. … Read More
1916 27 Years Old During his service at headquarters, Hitler pursued his artwork, drawing cartoons and instructions for an army newspaper. During the Battle of the Somme in October 1916, he was wounded in the left thigh when a shell exploded in the dispatch runners' dugout.
1917 28 Years Old Hitler spent almost two months in hospital at Beelitz, returning to his regiment on 5 March 1917.
1918 29 Years Old 1 More Event
On 15 October 1918, he was temporarily blinded in a mustard gas attack and was hospitalised in Pasewalk. … Read More


1919 30 Years Old 1 More Event
After World War I, Hitler returned to Munich. With no formal education or career prospects, he remained in the army. In July 1919 he was appointed Verbindungsmann (intelligence agent) of an Aufklärungskommando (reconnaissance commando) of the Reichswehr, assigned to influence other soldiers and to infiltrate the German Workers' Party (DAP). … Read More
1920 - 1922 3 More Events
1923 34 Years Old 1 More Event
On 8 November 1923 Hitler and the SA stormed a public meeting of 3,000 people organised by Kahr in the Bürgerbräukeller, a beer hall in Munich. … Read More
…  After his release in 1924, Hitler gained popular support by attacking the Treaty of Versailles and promoting Pan-Germanism, anti-Semitism, and anti-communism with charismatic oratory and Nazi propaganda. … Read More


1929 40 Years Old Hitler created a public image as a celibate man without a domestic life, dedicated entirely to his political mission and the nation. He met his lover, Eva Braun, in 1929, and married her in April 1945.
The elections of September 1930 resulted in the break-up of a grand coalition and its replacement with a minority cabinet. … Read More
1931 42 Years Old In September 1931, his half-niece, Geli Raubal, committed suicide with Hitler's gun in his Munich apartment. … Read More
In 1932, Hitler ran against Hindenburg in the presidential elections.
Hitler's Nazi Party became the largest elected party in the German Reichstag, leading to his appointment as chancellor in 1933. … Read More
1934 45 Years Old 1 More Event
…  In response, Hitler purged the entire SA leadership in the Night of the Long Knives, which took place from 30 June to 2 July 1934.
Hitler's government sponsored architecture on an immense scale. Albert Speer, instrumental in implementing Hitler's classicist reinterpretation of German culture, was placed in charge of the proposed architectural renovations of Berlin. In 1936, Hitler opened the summer Olympic games in Berlin. In a meeting with German military leaders on 3 February 1933, Hitler spoke of "conquest for Lebensraum in the East and its ruthless Germanisation" as his ultimate foreign policy objectives. In March, Prince Bernhard Wilhelm von Bülow, secretary at the Auswärtiges Amt (Foreign Office), issued a statement of major foreign policy aims: Anschluss with Austria, the restoration of Germany's national borders of 1914, rejection of military restrictions under the Treaty of Versailles, the return of the former German colonies in Africa, and a German zone of influence in Eastern Europe. … Read More
In early 1938, Hitler used blackmail to consolidate his hold over the military by instigating the Blomberg–Fritsch Affair. … Read More


In his "Export or die" speech of 30 January 1939, he called for an economic offensive to increase German foreign exchange holdings to pay for raw materials such as high-grade iron needed for military weapons.
1940 - 1941 7 More Events
…  By January 1942, it had been decided to kill the Jews, Slavs, and other deportees considered undesirable. … Read More
1943 - 1944 3 More Events
With much of Germany in ruins in January 1945, Hitler spoke on the radio to say: "However grave as the crisis may be at this moment, it will, despite everything, be mastered by our unalterable will."
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