Hermann Goering Biography

Hermann Wilhelm Göring was a German politician, military leader, and leading member of the Nazi Party. A veteran of World War I as an ace fighter pilot, he was a recipient of the coveted Pour le Mérite, also known as the "Blue Max". He was the last commander of Jagdgeschwader 1, the fighter wing once led by Manfred von Richthofen, dubbed the "Red Baron".

A member of the NSDAP from its earliest days, Göring was wounded in 1923 during the failed coup known as the Beer Hall Putsch. He became addicted to morphine after being treated with the drug for his injuries. After helping Adolf Hitler take power in 1933, he became the second-most powerful man in Germany. He founded the Gestapo in 1933, and later gave command of it to Heinrich Himmler. Göring was appointed commander-in-chief of the Luftwaffe in 1935, a position he held until the final days of World War II. By 1940, he was at the peak of his power and influence; as minister in charge of the Four Year Plan, he was responsible for much of the functioning of the German economy in the build-up to World War II. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Hermann Goering
Full Name:
Hermann Wilhelm Göring
Nationality:
German Empire
Profession:
Politician, Military Officer
Religion:
Lutheranism
Date of Birth:
January 12, 1893
Astrological Sign:
Capricorn
Date of Death:
October 15, 1946
Age at Death:
53
Cause of Death:
Suicide, Poison
Marriages
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