Baader, Andreas

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Andreas Baader
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Name
Baader, Andreas Gender: M
Andreas Bernd Baader
born on 6 May 1943 at 00:05 (= 12:05 AM )
Place Munich, Germany, 48n08, 11e34
Timezone MEDT h2e (is daylight saving time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Lescaut
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 14°31' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 02°33 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 27°05'



Biography

German militant anarchist and political activist. He headed the Baader-Meinhof gang for bank robberies and bombings, killing and maiming innocent people.

His dad was killed when he was two and he was raised as a spoiled, work-shy boy known for his sex appeal and flashy cars. He went to Berlin at 20 and entered a ménage a trois with a couple; the woman bore his baby in 1965.

When he met Gudrun Ensslin, a dedicated communist, at a student demonstration, they fell in love. After moving to Frankfurt, they met with other militants and formed "The People's War." "Heroes of the left," the group planted bombs in stores as a political protest of Vietnam. Caught, he served 14 months in prison from 4/1968 to 6/1969.

When released, Baader teamed up with Ulrike Meinhof and formed the Baader-Meinhof gang. They began a series of efficient bank robberies in Berlin in 1/1971 and the killing began with their shooting of a cop in October, with a second cop killed on 12/22/1971. Building up an arsenal of guns and explosives, Baader led the gang in planting bombs in an army headquarters on 5/11/1972. The explosion killed one and wounded 13.

The "People's War" continued with a series of bombings until a secret tip led to the police's discovery of their bomb factory-HQ. On 6/01/1972, Baader zoomed in driving a lilac Porsche with two of the other terrorists. They shut themselves in the garage while the police bombarded them with tear-gas grenades, all shown on live German TV. When Baader was shot in the thigh, they gave up and were captured. The trial began on 5/21/1975 of Baader, Meinhof, Ensslin and Raspe, with charges that covered 350 pages. Baader was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment. After the conviction, the Red Brigade terrorist group engaged in a series of bloody bombings, kidnappings and murders. Baader had a pistol smuggled into prison, and he shot himself to death on 10/13/1977, although some believe he was murdered by the government and his death was simply declared a suicide.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Relationships

  • associate relationship with Meinhof, Ulrike (born 7 October 1934). Notes: Members of the Red Army Faction
  • associate relationship with Raspe, Jan-Carl (born 24 July 1944). Notes: Members of the Red Army Faction

Events

  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 1965 (Baby born out of wedlock)
  • Social : Institutionalized - prison, hospital April 1968 (Sentenced, served 14 months)
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  • Social : Deinstitutionalized - prison, hospital June 1969 (Released after 14 months)
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  • Crime : Homicide Perpetration October 1971 (Shot cop)
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  • Crime : Homicide Perpetration 22 December 1971 (Shot cop)
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  • Crime : Assault/ Battery Perpetration 11 May 1972 (Planted bombs)
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  • Crime : Arrest 1 June 1972 (Charges covered 300 pages)
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  • Crime : Trial dates 21 May 1975 (Trail began of terrorist gang)
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  • Death by Suicide 13 October 1977 (Shot self to death in prison, age 34)
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Source Notes

Lescaut quotes Luc de Marre for B.R.

Categories

  • Family : Relationship : Stress - Extramarital affairs (Menage-a-trois with a couple)
  • Family : Parenting : Parenting stressful (Child out of wedlock)
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Civil/ Political (Terrorists)
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Homicide serial (Killed, maimed many)
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Prison sentence (Given life)
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Terrorist (Baader-Meinhof gang)
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Thief/ Financial crime (Bank robber)
  • Personal : Death : Suicide (Shot himself)
  • Vocation : Politics : Activist/ political (Anarchist)
  • Notable : Famous : Criminal cases (Terrorist gang leader)

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