• Born date: 1893-01-12
  • Born in: Kingdom of Bavaria
  • Death date: 1946-10-15
  • Death in: Allied-occupied Germany
Hermann Göring

Hermann Wilhelm Göring (or Goering; German: [ˈɡøːʁɪŋ] ; 12 January 1893 – 15 October 1946) was a German politician, military leader, and leading member of the Nazi Party (NSDAP). A veteran of World War I as an ace fighter pilot, he was a recipient of the coveted Pour le Mérite, also known as the "Blue Max".