Franz von Papen

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Franz von Papen
22nd Chancellor of the German Reich
13th Chancellor of the Weimar Republic
In office
1 June – 17 November 1932
President Paul von Hindenburg
Preceded by Heinrich Brüning
Succeeded by Kurt von Schleicher
Vice-Chancellor of the German Reich
In office
30 January 1933 – August 1934
Chancellor Adolf Hitler
Preceded by Hermann R. Dietrich
Succeeded by Vacant
Franz Blücher (1949)
Minister President of Prussia
In office
20 July – 3 December 1932
Preceded by Otto Braun
Succeeded by Kurt von Schleicher
In office
30 January – 10 April 1933
Preceded by Kurt von Schleicher
Succeeded by Hermann Göring
Personal details
Born 29 October 1879(1879-10-29)
Died 2 May 1969(1969-05-02) (aged 89)
Political party Centre Party (until 1932)

Nazi party (until 1945)

Occupation Soldier, spy, diplomat, nobleman
Religion Roman Catholic
Military service
Allegiance German Empire (to 1918)
Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany (to 1945)

Franz Joseph Hermann Michael Maria von Papen zu Köningen (29 October 1879 - 2 May 1969) was a German nobleman, Catholic monarchist politician, General Staff officer, and diplomat, who served as Chancellor of Germany in 1932 and as Vice-Chancellor in 1933-1934. He was a member of the Catholic Centre Party of Germany until 1932. Papen was one the people who said that they could control Adolf Hitler when he becomes Chancellor of Germany.

von Papen was one of the 24 people charged at the Nuremberg Trials. The court decided he was not guilty.