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Rudolf Hess
Rudolf Heß
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Deputy Führer of the Nazi Party
In office
21 April 1933 – 12 May 1941
Deputy Martin Bormann
Führer Adolf Hitler
Preceded by None (office established)
Succeeded by Martin Bormann (as Chief of the Party Chancellery)
In office
Leader Adolf Hitler
Personal details
Rudolf Walter Richard Hess

(1894-04-26)26 April 1894
Alexandria, Egypt
Died 17 August 1987(1987-08-17) (aged 93)
Spandau, West Berlin
Nationality German
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
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Rudolf Hess

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.

Early life

Rudolf Hess was born in Alexandria, Egypt, but moved back to Germany in 1908.

He joined the army in World War I and was trained as a pilot.

In 1920 he joined the Nazi Party and in 1922 he also became a member of the SA.

He flew to Scotland during World War II and was arrested. After the war he was tried at the Nuremberg Trials, and sentenced to life imprisonment.

He died in the Allied Military Prison, Spandau, Berlin in 1987.

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