As per our current Database, Conrad Schumann has been died on Jun 20, 1998 (age 56).
When Conrad Schumann die, Conrad Schumann was 56 years old.
|Popular As||Conrad Schumann|
|Age||56 years old|
|Born||March 28, 1942 (Germany)|
Conrad Schumann’s zodiac sign is Aries. According to astrologers, the presence of Aries always marks the beginning of something energetic and turbulent. They are continuously looking for dynamic, speed and competition, always being the first in everything - from work to social gatherings. Thanks to its ruling planet Mars and the fact it belongs to the element of Fire (just like Leo and Sagittarius), Aries is one of the most active zodiac signs. It is in their nature to take action, sometimes before they think about it well.
Conrad Schumann was born in the Year of the Horse. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Horse love to roam free. They’re energetic, self-reliant, money-wise, and they enjoy traveling, love and intimacy. They’re great at seducing, sharp-witted, impatient and sometimes seen as a drifter. Compatible with Dog or Tiger.
Best remembered for jumping over the Berlin Wall into West Germany during the wall's 1961 construction, he became a symbol of defiance against Cold War Era-oppression. Prior to his legendary leap, he had served as a soldier in the East German Army.
At the age of eighteen, he joined the Bereitschaftspolizei (the East German State Police).
Peter Leibing, a prominent German Photographer, captured Schumann's defection from East to West Germany. The resulting image became one of the most famous visual representations of the Cold War era.
He settled in Bavaria, West Germany, with his wife, Kunigunde.
Nearly three decades apart, he and German aviator Mathias Rust both challenged the Cold War world order: Schumann crossed the border from East to West Germany in 1961, while Rust illegally landed his plane in Moscow, Russia's Red Square in 1987.