Hildegard Wiegand

25 August 1912–27 March 1995 (Age 82)
Winsen (Aller), Celle, Niedersachsen, Germany

The Life of Hildegard

When Hildegard Wiegand was born on 25 August 1912, her father, Albert Wiegand, was 24 and her mother, Elise Gronau, was 22. She died on 27 March 1995, in Winsen (Aller), Celle, Niedersachsen, Germany, at the age of 82.

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World Events (8)


Age 2

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 2

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 24

Berlin, Germany hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Name Meaning

German: from the Germanic personal name Wīgant, originally a byname meaning ‘warrior’, from the present participle of wīgan ‘to fight’.

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

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