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Paul von Hindenburg (1847–1934)

Coming from an aristocratic Prussian family, Paul von Hindenburg joined the Prussian army as a young man, retiring as a general in 1913 at age 66. Recalled to duty during World War I, he was placed in command of the German forces at the battle of Tannenberg in 1914 against the Russians which, due to a combination of his skillful tactics and ... See full bio »

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 1934 Hindenburg (Short)
 1927 Berlin: Symphony of a Great City (Documentary)
Self (uncredited)
 1916 Selig-Tribune, No. 4 (Short)
 1915 Animated Weekly, No. 198 (Documentary short)
 1915 Animated Weekly, No. 159 (Documentary short)
Self (as Field Marshall von Hindenburg)
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10 Print Biographies | 18 Portrayals | 6 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Hindenburg | Field Marshall von Hindenburg | Generalfeldmarschall von Hindenburg


6' 6" (1.98 m)


Gertrud von Sperling  (her death)  (4 children)


Hans Robert Ludwig von Beneckendorff und von Hindenburg | Luise Schwickart

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The German zeppelin Hindenburg, which caught fire and burned at Lakehurst, NJ, in 1937, was named after him. See more »

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