Rudolf Hess Rank
About Rudolf Hess
Rudolf Hess was a German politician who was known for being the Deputy Führer to Adolf Hitler from 1933 to 1941. During the Nazi regime, he was one of the most powerful men in Germany. He was arrested when he arrived in Scotland during World War II to negotiate peace with Britain. He was tried at the Nuremberg Trials, where he was convicted and sentenced to life in prison.
He was married to Ilse Pröhl from 1927 until his death in 1987. The marriage produced his only child, a son named Wolf Rüdiger Hess in 1937.
He committed suicide in 1987 at the Spandau Prison while serving his life sentence. After his death, the West Germany authorities demolished the prison in order to prevent it from being turned into a neo-Nazi shrine by Nazi sympathizers.
His son, Wolf Rüdiger, believed his father did not commit suicide but was rather murdered by British agents.
Rudolf Hess Rank
Rudolf Hess' Popularity
Rudolf Hess was a famous German Nazi leader, who was born on April 26, 1894. As a person born on this date, Rudolf Hess is listed in our database as the 23rd most popular celebrity for the day (April 26) and the 4th most popular for the year (1894).
People born on April 26 fall under the Zodiac sign of Taurus, the Bull. Rudolf Hess is the 614th most popular Taurus.
Aside from information specific to Rudolf Hess' birthday, Rudolf Hess is the 54th most famous German.
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