Gustav Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach

Gustav Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach

Businessperson + Politician
Born Aug 7, 1870

Gustav Georg Friedrich Maria Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach, "Taffi", ran the German Friedrich Krupp AG heavy industry conglomerate from 1909 until 1941. He was indicted for prosecution at the 1945 Nuremberg trials, but the charges were dropped because of his failing health.… Read More

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1870 Birth Gustav Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach was born Gustav von Bohlen und Halbach in The Hague in 1870. … Read More


1902 32 Years Old 1 More Event
Bertha had inherited her family's company in 1902 at age 16 when her father, Friedrich Krupp, committed suicide. … Read More
1906 36 Years Old He married Bertha Krupp in October 1906.


1921 51 Years Old Krupp was a member of the Prussian State Council from 1921 to 1933. … Read More
1929 59 Years Old Hitler actually tried to gain entry to the Krupp Factories (Kruppgusstahlfabrik) in 1929 as head of the National Socialists but was refused because Krupp felt he would see some of the secret armament work there and would reveal it to the world. … Read More


1939 69 Years Old Krupp suffered failing health from 1939 onwards, and a stroke left him partially paralysed in 1941.
1943 73 Years Old 1 More Event
He became a figurehead until he formally handed over the running of the business to his son Alfried in 1943. … Read More
1945 75 Years Old Following the Allied victory, plans to prosecute Gustav Krupp as a war criminal at the 1945 Nuremberg Trials were dropped because by then he was bedridden and senile. … Read More
1950 80 Years Old He died at Blühnbach Castle in Salzburg state in Austria on 16 January 1950. … Read More
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