Profession: Nazi leader
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.
- 1941-05-12 Martin Bormann succeeds Rudolf Hess as Adolf Hitler's deputy
- 1941-05-13 Martin Bormann is named head of Nazi Chancellery in Germany
- 1972-12-28 Martin Bormann's skeleton is found in Berlin (Hitlers deputy)