Major General Kurt von Schleicher (1882 - 1934); 1926-1929 Chief of the Armed Forces Division in the Ministry of Defense; 1929-1932 Chief of Ministers Office in the Defense Ministry; Defense Minister 1932-1933 1932-1933 Chancellor. Von Schleicher and his wife were murdered on 30 June 1934 by an SS commando during the Night of the Long Knives.
Kurt von Schleicher (1882 – 1934) was a German general and the last Chancellor of Germany during the era of the Weimar Republic. Engineered the removal of Chancellor Bruening and Defense Minister Groener. Assassinated by order of his successor, Adolf Hitler, in the Night of the Long Knives.