Freden is a village and a municipality in the district of Hildesheim, in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is situated on the river Leine, approx. 25 km south of Hildesheim. Since 1 November 2016, the former municipalities Everode, Landwehr and Winzenburg are part of the municipality Freden.
Freden was the seat of the former Samtgemeinde ("collective municipality") Freden.
- Friedrich Lorenz (1897-1944]], Catholic priest, Nazi opponent
- Friedrich Mennecke (1904-1947), NS doctor who participated in the mass destruction of the so-called euthanasia program of national socialism as an accomplice.
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