Rudolf Hess facts for kids
|Deputy Führer of the Nazi Party|
21 April 1933 – 12 May 1941
|Preceded by||None (office established)|
|Succeeded by||Martin Bormann (as Chief of the Party Chancellery)|
|Born||Rudolf Walter Richard Hess
26 April 1894
|Died||17 August 1987
Spandau, West Berlin
|Political party||Nazi Party (1920–1941)|
Ilse Pröhl (m. 1927)
(22 June 1900 – 7 September 1995)
|Children||Wolf Rüdiger Hess
(18 November 1937 – 14 October 2001)
|Alma mater||University of Munich|
Walter Richard Rudolf Hess (Heß in German) (26 April 1894 – 17 August 1987) was a high ranking Nazi leader, and one of Adolf Hitler's closest men. He was the third man after Hermann Göring in the Third Reich from 1933 to 1941.
He joined the army in World War I and was trained as a pilot.
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