1900 – Born in Wegeleben in the German Empire on the 17th of June.
1924 – In March, he was sentenced to a year in prison as an accomplice to his friend Rudolf Höss in the murder of Walther Kadow, who may have betrayed Albert Leo Schlageter to the French during the occupation of the Ruhr District.
1925 – Released from prison, he joined the NSDAP in Thuringia.
1928 – Became the party’s regional press officer and business manager.
1929 – On the 2nd of September, he married 19-year-old Gerda Buch, whose father, Major Walter Buch, served as a chairman of the Nazi Party Court.
1933 – In October, he became a Reich Leader of the NSDAP, and in November, a member of the Reichstag.
– Served as the personal secretary for Rudolf Hess. He commissioned the building of the Kehlsteinhaus.
1941 – In May, the flight of Hess to Britain cleared the way for him to become Head of the Party Chancellery.
1945 – On the 29th of April, Wilhelm Burgdorf, Joseph Goebbels, Hans Krebs, and he witnessed and signed Hitler’s last will and testament.
1959 – Died on the 15th of February.