Albert Leo Schlageter

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.

Albert Leo Schlageter
Albert Leo Schlageter, 1918
Born(1894-08-12)August 12, 1894
Schönau im Schwarzwald, South Baden, German Empire
DiedMay 26, 1923(1923-05-26) (aged 28)
Golzheim, Occupation of the Ruhr, Rhine Province, Weimar Republic
Allegiance German Empire
Service/branch Imperial German Army
RankLeutnant
Battles/warsWorld War I Latvian War of Independence
Kapp Putsch
Silesian Uprisings