Joachim von Ribbentrop Biography

Ulrich Friedrich Wilhelm Joachim von Ribbentrop was Foreign Minister of Nazi Germany from 1938 until 1945. A successful businessman, he was appointed German Ambassador to London in 1936.

Ribbentrop first came to Adolf Hitler's notice as a well-travelled businessman with more knowledge of the outside world than most senior Nazis and as an authority on world affairs. He offered his house for the secret meetings in January 1933 which resulted in Hitler's appointment as Chancellor of Germany. He became a close confidant of the Führer, to the disgust of some party members, who thought him superficial and lacking in talent. He was nevertheless appointed Ambassador to the Court of St James's in 1936 and then Foreign Minister in February 1938.

Before World War II, he played a key role in brokering the Pact of Steel and the Soviet–German non-aggression pact, known as the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact. After 1941, Ribbentrop's influence declined.

Arrested in June 1945, Ribbentrop was tried at the Nuremberg Trials and convicted for his claimed role in starting World War II and enabling the Holocaust. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Joachim von Ribbentrop
Full Name:
Ulrich Friedrich Wilhelm Joachim von Ribbentrop
Nationality:
Germany
Profession:
Politician
Ethnicity:
Germans
Date of Birth:
April 30, 1893
Astrological Sign:
Taurus
Date of Death:
October 16, 1946
Age at Death:
53
Cause of Death:
Hanging, Capital punishment
Marriages
Joachim von Ribbentrop Timeline
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