[ pah-puhn ]

  1. Franz von [frahnts fuhn], /frɑnts fən/, 1879–1969, German diplomat, statesman, and soldier.

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How to use Papen in a sentence

  • Von Papen indorsed this organization as a military measure, and it was hoped through its propaganda to cripple munition factories.

  • "Stupid Yankees," von Papen had called us, while he went about his plotting with child-like faith in his skill at hiding.

    Winning a Cause | John Gilbert Thompson and Inez Bigwood

British Dictionary definitions for Papen


/ (German ˈpaːpən) /

  1. Franz von (frants fɔn). 1879–1969, German statesman; chancellor (1932) and vice chancellor (1933–34) under Hitler, whom he was instrumental in bringing to power

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