|Birth Day||October 2, 1847|
|Age||172 YEARS OLD|
|Died On||Aug 2, 1934 (age 86)|
He was given command of the Eighth Army during World War I after fighting in the Austro-Prussian War (1866) and the Franco-Prussian War (1870–1871).
His name was given to the famous zeppelin Hindenburg, which was destroyed by accidental fire in 1937.
He is a direct descendant of Protestant leader
He signed the Enabling Act, which gave Adolf Hitler administrative powers, in March of 1933.