Kurt Schuschnigg, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Kurt Schuschnigg

Chancellor of Austria

Date of Birth: 15-Dec-1897

Place of Birth: Riva del Garda, Trentino-South Tyrol, Italy

Date of Death: 18-Nov-1977

Profession: lawyer, politician, professor, jurist, diplomat, pedagogue

Nationality: United States, Austria

Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius

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About Kurt Schuschnigg

  • Kurt Alois Josef Johann Schuschnigg (German: ['???n?k]; 14 December 1897 – 18 November 1977) was an Austrofascist politician who was the Chancellor of the Federal State of Austria from the 1934 assassination of his predecessor Engelbert Dollfuss until the 1938 Anschluss with Nazi Germany.
  • Although Schuschnigg accepted that Austria was a "German state" and that Austrians were Germans, he was strongly opposed to Adolf Hitler's goal to absorb Austria into the Third Reich and wished for it to remain independent.When Schuschnigg's efforts to keep Austria independent had failed, he resigned his office.
  • After the invasion by Nazi Germany, he was arrested, kept in solitary confinement and eventually interned in various concentration camps.
  • He was liberated in 1945 by the advancing United States Army and spent most of the rest of his life as part of the academia in the United States.

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