Born: Aug 18, 1890 AD
Died: 1960 AD, at 69 years of age.
1890 - Born into a merchant family in Danzkehmen, Kreis Stallupönen, East Prussia on the 18th of August.
1916 - He joined the infantry but was discharged as unfit for service.
1919 - Funk married Luise Schmidt-Sieben.
1922 - He became the editor of the center-right financial newspaper the Berliner Börsenzeitung.
1931 - Funk was a nationalist and anti-Marxist, resigned from the newspaper in the summer and joined the Nazi Party, becoming closer to Gregor Strasser who arranged his first meeting with Adolf Hitler.
1932 - He was elected a Reichstag deputy in July and within the party.
- He was made chairman of the Committee on Economic Policy in December.
1933 - In March, Funk was appointed as a State Secretary at the Ministry of Propaganda.
1937 - He also became Minister of Economics in February of that year, replacing Hjalmar Schacht who had been dropped in November.
1938 - He assumed the title of Chief Plenipotentiary for Economics.
1939 - In January, Funk gained another credit to his name when he assumed the post of President of the Reichsbank, again replacing Schacht.
1943 - He was appointed to the Central Planning Board in September.
1957 - Funk was held at Spandau Prison along with other senior Nazis. Released due to ill health, he died three years later.
1960 - Died on the 31st of May.
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