Breker, Arno b. July 19, 1900 d. February 13, 1991 Sculptor. He was born in Elberfeld, Germany. He became a sculptor after viewing Rodin's 'Age of Bronze' in the Düsseldorf Museum. From 1927 to 1934 he lived in Paris, where he knew Jean Cocteau, Ernest Hemingway, Man Ray, Jean Renoir and Alexander Calder. His sculptures of this period include "Aurora," "Sitting Man," "Torso of David," "Man with Flexed Forearms," and "Nude with Crossed Legs." In 1935 he returned to Germany and created works for the Nazi regime. He won a silver medal in the...[Read More] (Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) Nordfriedhof, Dusseldorf, Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Funk, Walther b. August 18, 1890 d. May 31, 1960 Adolf Hitler's personal press agent. In March of 1933, he became State Secretary in Josef Goebbels Propaganda ministery. Goering later named Funk the president of the 'Reichsbank.' In June of 1945, British Troops arrested Funk. At the Nuremberg trials, Funk denied any knowledge of the concentration camps, but it was a fact that he, as president of the 'Reichsbank,' stored all the gold teeth and jewelery that were taken off the imprisoned Jews. He was sentenced to life. On May 16, 1957, he was...[Read More] (Bio by: Demi) Stoffeler Friedhof, Dusseldorf, Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Von Pfalz-Neuburg II., Johann Wilhelm b. April 19, 1658 d. June 8, 1716 German Royalty. His titles were Duke Palatine of Neuburg/Danube, Duke of Jülich and Berg, and Duke of Oberpfalz and Cham. In 1691, after her first wife Maria Anna Josepha, Archduchess of Austria died, he married Anna Maria Luisa De' Medici, daughter of the Grand Duke Cosimo III of Tuscany. He was very popular in Jülich-Berg, where he erected impressive buildings including the "Castle of Bensberg" and led a lavish court which gave work to many artists and artisans. In Düsseldorf, the "Jan-Willem...[Read More] (Bio by: MC) Saint Andreas Kirche, Dusseldorf, Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany Plot: Mausoleum of Pfalz-Neuburg
Von Pfalz-Neuburg, Wolfgang Wilhelm b. October 25, 1578 d. March 20, 1653 German Royalty. His titles were Count Palatine of Neuburg ad Donau, Duke of Jülich and Berg. Patron of the Arts, he commissioned Peter Paul Rubens to paint, among other works, the altarpiece for the high altar of the Jesuit Church in Neuburg on the Danube, '"The Great Last Judgement,'' (Rubens' largest painting) which today is on view in the Alte Pinkothek. In 1613, he married Duchess Magdalene of Bavaria. (Bio by: MC) Saint Andreas Kirche, Dusseldorf, Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany Plot: *His heart is buried in the Hofkirche, Neuburg a/d Donau.