Fuhrer (n.) Look up Fuhrer at Dictionary.com
1934, from Führer und Reichskanzler, title assumed by Hitler in 1934 as head of the German state, from German Führer "leader," from führen "to lead," from Middle High German vüeren "to lead, drive," from Old High German fuoren "to set in motion, lead," causative of faran "to go, travel," from Proto-Germanic *faran- "to go" (see fare (v.)). According to OED, Hitler's title was modeled on Mussolini's Duce.