Joachim von Ribbentrop

Foreign Minister of the German Reich Joachim von Ribbentrop

Full Name: Ulrich Friedrich Wilhelm Joachim von Ribbentrop
Profession: Foreign Minister of the German Reich


Biography: Foreign Minister of the German Reich from 1938 until 1945.

Ribbentrop became a close confidant of Hitler, and was tried, convicted, and hanged at the Nuremberg Trials for war crimes.

Born: April 30, 1893
Birthplace: Wesel, Rhine Province, German Empire

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Taurus

Died: October 16, 1946 (aged 53)
Cause of Death: Executed by hanging

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Married Life

  • 1920-07-05 Foreign Minister of the German Reich Joachim von Ribbentrop (27) weds Anna Elisabeth Henkell

Historical Events

  • 1934-04-18 Adolf Hitler names Joachim von Ribbentrop ambassador for disarmament
  • 1938-12-06 French/German non-attack treaty drawn (Ribbentrop-Bonnet Pact)
  • 1939-08-23 Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union agree the Molotov-Ribbentrop non-aggression pact and secretly divide Poland between themselves, setting the stage for World War II
  • 1939-09-28 German-Soviet Frontier Treaty is signed by Joachim von Ribbentrop and Vyacheslav Molotov; redraws German and Soviet spheres of influence in central Europe and transfers most of Lithuania to the USSR
  • 1946-09-30 Twenty-two Nazi leaders, including Joachim von Ribbentrop and Hermann Goering, are found guilty of war crimes and sentenced to death or prison at the Nuremberg war trials
  • 1946-10-16 10 Nazi leaders are hanged as war criminals after Nuremberg war trials, including Wilhelm Keitel, Joachim von Ribbentrop and Alfred Jodl

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