BirthdayFebruary 13, 1849

Celebrity biographies

  1. About Wilhelm Voigt

    Full name: Wilhelm Voigt
    Also known as: Wilhelm Voigt, Voigt, Wilhelm
    Professions: German criminal
    Occupation: Shoemaker

  2. Wilhelm Voigt Death information

    Died: Tuesday, 3rd of January, 1922 (Age: 72)

  3. Wilhelm Voigt Biography

    Friedrich Wilhelm Voigt (13 February 1849 – 3 January 1922) was a German impostor who, in 1906, masqueraded as a Prussian military officer, rounded up a number of soldiers under his command, and "confiscated" more than 4,000 marks from a municipal treasury. Although he served two years in prison, he became a folk hero as The Captain of Köpenick (Der About this sound Hauptmann von Köpenick ) and was pardoned by Kaiser Wilhelm II.

  4. Wilhelm Voigt Family

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