Kurt von Schleicher (info • help) (1882-1934) was Chancellor of Germany in the last days of the Weimar Republic, before Adolf Hitler became Chancellor and Führer. He was also well known for being a general during World War I, under Paul von Hindenburg, the President of Germany whilst Schleicher was Chancellor.
He was killed as a main target during the Night of the Long Knives by the SS. Hitler justified his actions the next day by announcing that Von Schleicher and Ernst Röhm were plotting to overthrow him. His wife, Elizabeth, was also killed in the attack.