Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg

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Claus Philipp Maria Justinian Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg
Bundesarchiv Bild 183-C0716-0046-003, Claus Schenk Graf v. Stauffenberg.jpg
Stauffenberg at the Kavallerieregiment 17 during 1936
Born Claus Philipp Maria Schenk
(1907-11-15)15 November 1907
Jettingen, Kingdom of Bavaria, Germany
Died 21 July 1944(1944-07-21) (aged 36)
Berlin, Germany
Cause of death Execution by Firing Squad
Nationality German
Employer Wehrmacht Heer
Known for 20 July plot coordinator
Home town Albstadt, Germany
Title Oberst (Colonel)
Spouse(s) Nina Schenk Gräfin von Stauffenberg
Parent(s) Alfred Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg
Caroline Schenk Gräfin
(von Stauffenberg family)
Relatives Gm Berthold Maria Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg (son), Franz-Ludwig Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg (son)

Claus Philipp Maria Justinian Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg[1] (15 November 1907 – 21 July 1944) was a German army officer and Catholic aristocrat. He was one of the leading members of the failed 20 July plot of 1944 to kill the German dictator Adolf Hitler and remove the Nazi Party from power in Nazi Germany. Along with Henning von Tresckow and Hans Oster, he was one of the central figures of the German Resistance movement within the Wehrmacht.

References[change | change source]

  1. Gerd Wunder: Die Schenken von Stauffenberg. Müller & Gräff, 1972, p. 480