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- Date of birth:
- January 1st, 1887 (Aplerbeck/Westernphalia, Germany)
- Date of death:
- April 9th, 1945 (Flossenbürg/Bavaria, Germany)
- German (1933-1945, German Reich)
After the attempt on Hitler's life (20th July 1944), Canaris was apprehended as suspect and sentenced to death. Als his decorations were taken from him.
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- - Bassett R., Hitler's Spy Chief: The Wilhelm Canaris Mystery, Cassell 2005