Summary: last surviving World War I veteran from the Austro-Hungary Empire who was born in a German-speaking area of what is now Romania in July 1900 and joined the army in 1918 and served in the artillery in Italy until the end of the war, but who also fought in World War II and became known as "the emperor's last soldier" receiving requests for autographs from England, Germany, and the U.S. in later life.
Cause of Death: Complications from intestinal surgery
Born: July 24, 1900
Died: May 27, 2008
Location: Niederstetten, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany