Hauptmann, Bruno

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Hauptmann, Bruno Gender: M
Bruno Richard Hauptmann
born on 26 November 1899 at 13:00 (= 1:00 PM )
Place Kamenz, Germany, 51n16, 14e06
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 04°03' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 17°24 Asc.s_piscol.18.gif 05°23'

Portrait of Bruno Hauptmann 
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Bruno Hauptmann
photo: Flemington Police Department, license fair-use


German-American kidnapper and murderer who was convicted of the 3/01/1932 kidnapping and murder of the Lindbergh baby. He was arrested on 9/19/1934 and went to trial on 1/02/1935. After the trial was completed and a conviction obtained, Hauptmann was given the death sentence on 2/13/1935.

A carpenter by trade, Hauptmann had an arrest record in Germany from 1919, when he was given five years in prison; he was paroled in 1923. That same year, Hauptmann moved to the U.S., marrying in 1925.

Died by electric chair on 4/03/1936, Trenton, NJ.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • role played of/by Hopkins, Anthony (born 31 December 1937). Notes: 1976 TV film "The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case"


  • Social : Institutionalized - prison, hospital 1919 (Five years)
  • Social : Deinstitutionalized - prison, hospital 1923 (Paroled)
  • Family : Change residence 1923 (Moved to U.S.)
  • Relationship : Marriage 1925 (In U.S.)
  • Crime : Kidnap Perpetration 1 March 1932 (Charles Lindbergh Jr.)
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  • Crime : Homicide Perpetration 1 March 1932 (Charles Lindbergh Jr.)
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  • Crime : Arrest 19 September 1934 (For kidnapping and murder)
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  • Crime : Trial dates 2 January 1935 (Trial for kidnapping)
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  • Crime : Trial dates 13 February 1935 (Sentenced to death)
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  • Death by Execution 3 April 1936 (Electric Chair, age 36)
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Source Notes

T. Pat Davis quotes a radiogram from Hauptmann's mother to Paul Clancy of AA magazine. Davis rectifies to 12:14 PM MET (There was prior confusion as Hauptmann's police record and driver's license had different dates)


  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate (Moved to U.S.)
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Executed (Electric chair)
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Homicide single (Charles Lindbergh Jr.)
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Kidnapper (Charles Lindbergh Jr. for ransom)
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Prison sentence (For financial crime and murder)
  • Vocation : Building Trades : Construction work
  • Notable : Famous : Criminal cases (Killer of Lindbergh baby)
  • Notable : Book Collection : American Book