Father Gerhard Pieper was born on June 27, 1935 in Remscheid, Germany. Trained as a biologist and as a librarian, on December 26, 1978, he was shot and killed at Kangaire, Zimbabwe.

Sources:
http://newsaints.faithweb.com/new_martyrs/Zimbabwe.htm
http://archive.catholicherald.co.uk/article/31st-january-1986/9/jesuits-martyred-for-their-faith