Franz von Galen
Historical Figure
Nationality: Germany
Date of Birth: 1879
Date of Death: 1961
Occupation: Nobleman, Soldier
Relatives: Clemens August von Galen (brother)
Military Branch: Imperial German Army (World War I)
Turtledove Appearances:
The War That Came Early
POD: July 20, 1936;
Relevant POD: September 29, 1938
Appearance(s): Coup d'Etat
Type of Appearance: Contemporary reference
Franz Graf von Galen (11 December 1879 - 9 October 1961) was the brother of Clemens August von Galen.

Franz von Galen in The War That Came EarlyEdit

Franz von Galen was the brother of Bishop Clemens von Galen, the Bishop of Münster, an ardent critic of the Nazis. In 1941, the Gestapo arrested Bishop von Galen. German citizens suspected that while the bishop would not be executed right away, Franz von Galen might be used against him in some way.[1]


  1. Coup d'Etat, pgs, 78-79, HC.