Gustav Hermann August Adam

Zimmermannshorst, Naugard, Pomerania, Prussia, Germany

The Life of Gustav Hermann August

Gustav Hermann August Adam was born on 24 January 1865, in Zimmermannshorst, Naugard, Pomerania, Prussia, Germany as the son of Carl Ludwig Friedrich Adam and Hanne Friederike Wilhelmine Rittwage.

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Carl Ludwig Friedrich Adam
Hanne Friederike Wilhelmine Rittwage
Hermann Wilhelm Albert Adam
Gustav Hermann August Adam
Emma Emilie Augusta Adam
Anna Bertha Therese Adam

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World Events (3)


Age 25

Young William (Wilhelm) II dismisses Bismarck.

Age 49

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 49

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.

Name Meaning

Hebrew: In Hebrew, the scriptural name Adhám signifies "man," literally earthy or red earth; one authority says the name in Ethiopic means to be fair or beautiful. From this name comes the nurse-name Addy, or little Adam. The Gaelic form is Adambh. Adamina is a female name formed from Adam.

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