Konstantin von Neurath
|Reich Minister of Foreign Affairs|
1 June 1932 – 4 February 1938
|President||Paul von Hindenburg (1932-1934)|
Adolf Hitler (1934-1938)
|Chancellor||Franz von Papen (1932)|
Kurt von Schleicher (1932-1933)
Adolf Hitler (1933-1938)
|Preceded by||Heinrich Brüning|
|Succeeded by||Joachim von Ribbentrop|
|Protector of Bohemia and Moravia|
21 March 1939 – 24 August 1943
|Appointed by||Adolf Hitler|
|Preceded by||New post|
|Succeeded by||Reinhard Heydrich (de facto from 29 September 1941)|
Wilhelm Frick (de iure)
|Born||2 February 1873|
|Died||14 August 1956 (aged 83)|
|Political party||Independent (1932-1937)|
Konstantin Freiherr von Neurath (2 February 1873 in Vaihingen – 14 August 1956 in Vaihingen) was a German politician and diplomat. He was the Foreign minister of Germany between 1932 and 1938. In those early years of Adolf Hitler's regime, Von Neurath played an important role in the foreign policy. He helped the Nazi dictator to get around the Treaty of Versailles. He also helped in the territorial expansion before World War II. Hitler replaced Von Neurath with the more compliant and fervent Nazi Joachim von Ribbentrop.
Von Neurath served as Reichsprotektor of Bohemia and Moravia between 1939 and 1943. When he started to work for SS-Obergruppenführer Reinhard Heydrich his authority became nominal. He was one of the 24 accused at the Nuremberg Trials. He was sentenced to 15 years in Spandau Prison. He was freed in 1954.
Von Neurath was ambassador in Italy from 1921 to 1930 and ambassador in the United Kingdom from 1930 to 1932.
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