Ludwig von Friedeburg

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Ludwig-Ferdinand von Friedeburg
Born(1924-05-21)May 21, 1924
DiedMay 17, 2010(2010-05-17) (aged 85)
Frankfurt am Main
Service/branch Kriegsmarine
Years of service1941–1945
Commands heldU-155, U-4710
Spouse(s)Ellen Schölch[1]
Other workMinister for Education of Hesse

Ludwig von Friedeburg (21 May 1924, in Wilhelmshaven – 17 May 2010, in Frankfurt am Main) was a German politician and sociologist. He served as Minister for Education for the state of Hesse from 1969 until 1974. During that period he forced the installation of Comprehensive Schools in the state of Hesse, heavily opposed by the Christian Democratic Union. He was a member of the Social Democratic Party of Germany.

His father was Hans-Georg von Friedeburg, Commander-in-chief of the Kriegsmarine. During the last year of World War II, Ludwig von Friedeburg became the youngest U-Boat-commander of Germany ever during war periods, aged only 20.[1] He served as commander of U-155 and U-4710.


  1. ^ a b "Hessian Biography : Friedeburg, Ludwig-Ferdinand von : LAGIS Hessen". Retrieved 2016-07-25.


  • Busch, Rainer; Röll, Hans-Joachim (1996). Die Deutschen U-Boot-Kommandanten [The German U-Boat Commanders]. Der U-Boot-Krieg 1939-1945 (in German). I. Hamburg, Berlin, Bonn, Germany: E.S. Mittler & Sohn. pp. 72–73. ISBN 978-3-8132-0490-2.