Albert Leo Schlageter
German soldierDied when: 28 years 287 days (345 months)
Star Sign: Leo
Albert Leo Schlageter ([ˈalbɛʁt ˈleːo ˈʃlaːɡɛtɐ]; 12 August 1894 – 26 May 1923) was a World War I veteran and German Freikorps member who became famous for acts of post-war sabotage against French occupation forces.
Schlageter was arrested for sabotaging a section of railroad track and executed by the French military.The manner of his death fostered an aura of martyrdom around him, which was cultivated by German nationalist groups, in particular the Nazi Party.
During the Third Reich, he was widely commemorated as a national hero.
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