Delius, Ernst von

BORN 29 Mar 1912, Plessa, Sachsen - DIED 26 Jul 1937, Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen
BIRTH NAME Delius, Ernst Ludwig Ferdinand von
CAUSE OF DEATH racing accident
GRAVE LOCATION Berlin: Waldfriedhof Dahlem, Hüttenweg 47, Steglitz-Zehlendorf (Abt. 11-8)

Ernst von Delius was the son of the engineer Friedrich von Delius (1881-1967). He was also a descendant of Daniel Heinrich Delius. In 1931 he entered a race for the first time as a private driver and he immediately took sixth place. During the next years he was successful several times and in 1935 he was contracted by the Auto Union team on the advice of Ferdinand Porsche. There Bernd Rosemeyer and Hans Stuck were his collegues.

On 25 Aug 1937 during the Grand Prix of Germany he collided with the British driver Dick Seaman. Seaman was only slightly injured, but Von Delius died the next day in Bonn. There's a memorial stone for him in Plessa.

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The grave of Ernst von Delius at Waldfriedhof Dahlem, Berlin.
Picture by Androom (18 Aug 2010)


• Mende, Hans-Jürgen, Lexicon Berliner Grabstätten, Haude & Spener, 2006
Ernst von Delius – Wikipedia

Deltgen, René

Published: 02 Jun 2011
Last update: 03 Mar 2022