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Heinrich Luitpold Himmler (German: [ˈhaɪnʁɪç ˈluˑɪtˌpɔlt ˈhɪmlɐ] ( listen); 7 October 1900 – 23 Mey 1945) wis Reichsführer o the Schutzstaffel (SS), a militar commander, an a leadin member o the Nazi Pairty (NSDAP) o Nazi Germany. Nazi leader Adolf Hitler later appyntit him Commander o the Replacement (Home) Airmy an General Plenipotentiary for the admeenistration o the entire Third Reich (Generalbevollmächtigter für die Verwaltung). Himmler wis ane o the maist pouerfu men in Nazi Germany an ane o the persons maist directly responsible for the Holocaust.

Heinrich Himmler
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Reichsführer-SS Collar Rank.svg Reichsführer-SS
In office
6 Januar 1929 – 29 Aprile 1945
Leader Adolf Hitler
Precedit bi Erhard Heiden
Succeedit bi Karl Hanke
Chief o German Police in the Reich Meenistry o the Interior
In office
17 Juin 1936 – 29 Aprile 1945
Leader Adolf Hitler
Precedit bi Office established
Succeedit bi Karl Hanke
Reich Commissioner for the Strengthening o German Nationhood
In office
7 October 1939 – 29 Aprile 1945
Leader Adolf Hitler
Precedit bi Office established
Succeedit bi None
Director o the Reich Main Security Office (actin)
In office
4 Juin 1942 – 30 Januar 1943
Precedit bi Reinhard Heydrich
Succeedit bi Ernst Kaltenbrunner
Reich Meenister o the Interior
In office
24 August 1943 – 29 Aprile 1945
Chancellor Adolf Hitler
Precedit bi Wilhelm Frick
Succeedit bi Wilhelm Stuckart
Personal details
Born Heinrich Luitpold Himmler
7 October 1900[1]
Munich, Bavarie, Germany
Dee'd 23 Mey 1945(1945-05-23) (aged 44)
Lüneburg, Lawer Saxony, Germany
Poleetical pairty Naitional Socialist German Workers' Pairty (NSDAP)
Spoose(s) Margarete Bode
Bairns Gudrun, Helge, Nanette Dorotha
Alma mater Technical Varsity Munich
Profession Agronomist
Cabinet Hitler Cabinet
Religion Lapsed Catholic
Militar service
Allegiance German Empire German Empire
Service/branch Heer
Years o service 1917–1918
Rank Fahnenjunker
Unit 11t Bavarian Infantry Regiment
Battles/wars Warld War I