Maximilian Franziskus Pape

15 June 1911–9 September 1985 (Age 74)
Cöln, Rhineland, Prussia, Germany

The Life of Maximilian Franziskus

When Maximilian Franziskus Pape was born on 15 June 1911, in Cöln, Rhineland, Prussia, Germany, his father, Bernhard Franz Pape, was 26 and his mother, Johanna Emma Fenten, was 27. He married Gertrud Thiemonds on 18 July 1941. He died on 9 September 1985, in Cöln, Köln, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, at the age of 74.

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Maximilian Franziskus Pape
Gertrud Thiemonds
Marriage: 18 July 1941

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18 July 1941

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World Events (8)


Age 3

Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary and his wife were assassinated in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina provoking World War I.
1914 · Germany declares war on Russia

Age 3

On August 1, 1914, Germany declared war on Russia, sparking World War I. This would not be the last time Germany caused a world war. After the Allies defeated Germany, they signed the Treaty of Versailles.

Age 22

Adolf Hitler appointed chancellor by President Paul von Hindenburg.

Name Meaning

1 English (mainly northern), North German, Dutch, and French: nickname for someone with a severe or pompous manner or perhaps a pageant name for someone who had played the part of a pope or priest, from Middle English pope or Old French pape ‘pope’, Middle Low German, Middle Dutch pape ‘priest’, Old French pape ‘pope’. Compare Papa .2 German: nickname from a baby word for ‘father’. Compare Baab .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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