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Martin Bormann

Nazi leader Martin Bormann

Profession: Nazi leader

Nationality:
Germany
German

Why Famous: One of the most powerful officials of the Nazi era, Bormann controlled the flow of people and information to Adolf Hitler as his personal secretary. With Hitler focused almost solely on the war by 1943, Bormann assumed de facto control over most domestic matters in Nazi Germany. Bormann attempted to escape Berlin in May 1945 but committed suicide as the Red Army approached. His remains were identified in 1972.

Born: June 17, 1900
Birthplace: Wegeleben, Prussia, German Empire

Generation: Lost Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Gemini

Died: May 2, 1945 (aged 44)
Cause of Death: Suicide

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