Claus von Stauffenberg

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Claus Philipp Maria Justinian Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg
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Stauffenberg at the Kavallerieregiment 17 during 1936
Claus Philipp Maria Schenk

(1907-11-15)15 November 1907
Died21 July 1944(1944-07-21) (aged 36)
Cause of deathExecution by Firing Squad
EmployerWehrmacht Heer
Known for20 July plot coordinator
TitleOberst (Colonel)
Spouse(s)Nina Schenk Gräfin von Stauffenberg
Parent(s)Alfred Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg
Caroline Schenk Gräfin
(von Stauffenberg family)
RelativesGm 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.

von Stauffenberg was a leader of the failed 20 July plot of 1944. This aimed to kill the German dictator Adolf Hitler, and remove the Nazi Party from power in Nazi Germany. With Henning von Tresckow and Hans Oster, he was one of the central figures of the German Resistance movement within the Wehrmacht.

For his involvement in the plot to kill Adolf Hitler, von Stauffenberg was executed, as were many other Nazi German resistance members.

References[change | change source]

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