Nikolaus von Falkenhorst, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Nikolaus von Falkenhorst

German general

Date of Birth: 17-Jan-1885

Place of Birth: Wrocław, Lower Silesian Voivodeship, Poland

Date of Death: 18-Jun-1968

Profession: military officer, diplomat

Nationality: Germany

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

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About Nikolaus von Falkenhorst

  • Nikolaus von Falkenhorst (17 January 1885 – 18 June 1968) was a German general and a war criminal during World War II.
  • He planned and commanded the German invasion of Denmark and Norway in 1940, and was commander of German troops during the occupation of Norway from 1940 to 1944. After the war, Falkenhorst was tried by a joint British-Norwegian military tribunal for war crimes.
  • He was convicted and sentenced to death in 1946.
  • The sentence was later commuted to twenty years' imprisonment.
  • Falkenhorst was released in 1953 and died in 1968.

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