Adolf Hitler was born in 1889 in Austria-Hungary. He was an Austrian-born German politician who served as Germany's dictator from 1933 until 1945. Hitler rose to prominence as the leader of the Nazi Party, first as the chancellor in 1933 and then as Führer und Reichskanzler in 1934. Hitler started World War II in Europe during his dictatorship by invading Poland on September 1, 1939. Here's a quiz based on Adolf Hitler. Let's play the quiz.