Kurt Ferdinand Friedrich Hermann von Schleicher (Aboot this soondlisten ; 7 Aprile 1882 – 30 Juin 1934) wis a German general an the seicont tae last Chancellor o Germany during the era o the Weimar Republic. An important player in the German Airmy's efforts tae avoid the restrictions o the Treaty o Versailles, Schleicher rose tae power as a close advisor tae Preses Paul von Hindenburg. Seiventeen months efter his resignation, he wis assassinatit bi order o his successor, Adolf Hitler, in the Nicht o the Lang Knives.[1]

Kurt von Schleicher
Bundesarchiv Bild 183-B0527-0001-020, Kurt von Schleicher.jpg
23rd Chancellor o Germany
14th Chancellor o the Weimar Republic
In office
3 December 1932 – 28 Januar 1933
PresesPaul von Hindenburg
DeputeVacant
Precedit biFranz von Papen
Succeedit biAdolf Hitler
Meenister Preses o Proushie
(Reichskomissar)
In office
3 December 1932 – 28 Januar 1933
Precedit biFranz von Papen
Succeedit biFranz von Papen
Reich Meenister o Defense
In office
1 Juin 1932 – 28 Januar 1933
PresesPaul von Hindenburg
ChancellorFranz von Papen (1932)
Himself (1932–1933)
Precedit biWilhelm Groener
Succeedit biFerdinand von Bredow
Personal details
BornKurt Ferdinand Friedrich Hermann von Schleicher
7 Apryle 1882(1882-04-07)
Brandenburg an der Havel, Brandenburg, German Empire
Dee'd30 Juin 1934(1934-06-30) (aged 52)
Potsdam-Babelsberg, Brandenburg, Nazi Germany
Poleetical pairtyNone
ThriftSodger (General)
Militar service
Allegiance German Empire
 Weimar Republic
Service/branchDeutsches Heer
Reichswehr
Years o service1900–1932
RankGeneral der Infanterie
Battles/warsFirst Warld War

ReferencesEedit

  1. William L. Shirer, The Rise and Fall of Nazi Germany, Simon & Schuster, 1960, p. 222