Herwarth, Hans von

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Herwarth, Hans von Gender: M
Hans-Heinrich Herwarth von Bittenfeld
born on 14 July 1904 at 10:00 (= 10:00 AM )
Place Berlin, Germany, 52n29, 13e21
Timezone CET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 21°27' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 07°18 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 23°08'

Hans von Herwarth


German diplomat who provided the Allies with information prior to and during the Second World War. He was also known as Johnnie or Johann von Herwarth. He was by marriage a cousin of Claus von Stauffenberg, and belonged to the aristocratic opposition against the Nazi regime.

In 1927 he entered the German Foreign Office (Auswaertiges Amt) and was first stationed in Paris. He was stationed in Moscow 1931–1939, where he met George F. Kennan, Charles W. Thayer and Charles E. Bohlen. After 1939, he worked at the German Army Headquarters (OKW), in the Abwehr department.

From 1945 onward, Herwarth worked for the new German government, first in Munich, then in Bonn. In 1955, he became the first post-war German ambassador in London. In 1961, he was head of Bundespräsidialamt (the office of the Federal President); later he became ambassador to Rome. From 1971–1977 he was president of the Goethe-Institut, responsible for cultural relations.

Herwarth's first wife was the German ski racer Annemarie Herwarth von Bittenfeld-Honigmann. In 1936 he married Elisabeth von Redwitz, and they had a daughter Alexandra. Herwarth died in Küps on 21 August 1999 at age 95.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth registry entry from Berlin archives (no. 1774). Death data in margin.


  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Noted (First wife, Annemarie Herwarth, ski racer)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Two)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (One daughter)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 95)
  • Vocation : Law : Spy/ Counter agent (Anti-Nazi)
  • Vocation : Politics : Diplomat
  • Notable : Awards : Public Service