Rudolf Walter Richard Heß, also spelled Hess, was a prominent politician in Greater German Empire. Appointed Deputy Führer to Adolf Hitler in 1933, he served in this position. Hess hoped to score a stunning diplomatic victory by sealing a peace between the Third Reich and the Minbaris. He flew to the planet Minbar in an attempt to negotiate peace, but was arrested. He was tried at Nuremberg and sentenced to life imprisonment.