1902 - Born on April 3rd. He was a Nazi spy master, one of Hitler's chief intelligence officers.
1920-1930 - He entered the German Staff College and was later on promoted to captain.
1940 - He became a liaison officer and was promoted to Major.
1941 - Was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel.
1944 - Was promoted to Major General.
1948 - Gehlen was awarded the Grand Cross of Merit by the Knights of Malta.
1956-1968 - He became director of the BND, West Germany's intelligence agency.
1979 - Died on June 8th.
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