Strasbourg in History

Historical Events

  • 1357-11-25 Charles IV issues letter of protection of Jews of Strasbourg Alsace
  • 1538-05-26 Geneva expels John Calvin and his followers from the city. Calvin lives in exile in Strasbourg for the next three years.
  • 1794-11-22 Strasbourg Alsace-Lorraine, prohibits circumcision & wearing of beards
  • 1952-09-15 European Parliament forms in Strasbourg
  • 1963-11-27 The Convention on the Unification of Certain Points of Substantive Law on Patents for Invention is signed at Strasbourg.
  • 1988-05-11 KV Mechelen of Belgium win 28th European Cup Winner's Cup against Ajax of Netherlands 1-0 in Strasbourg

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1988-10-12 Pope John Paul II is the target of anti-papal heckling by Protestant leader Ian Paisley at a European Parliament meeting in Strasbourgh, France

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1761-12-01 Marie Tussaud, French founder of Madame Tussaud's wax museum, born in Strasbourg (d. 1850)

Wax Museum Creator Madame Tussaud
Wax Museum Creator
Madame Tussaud
  • 1781-03-18 Gustave Vogt, French composer, born in Strasbourg (d. 1870)
  • 1923-03-22 Marcel Marceau, Strasbourg France, mime (Barbarella, Silent Movie)
  • 1966-06-27 Mercedes Paz, Tucum Argentina, tennis star (1990 Strasbourg)
  • 1972-04-03 Sandrine Testud, Lyon France, tennis star (1993 Strasbourg)
  • 1972-04-22 Sabine Appelmans, Aalst Belg, tennis star (Strasbourg doubles final)

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

1849-05-29 Bacteriologist Louis Pasteur (26) weds secretary Marie Laurent (23) in Strasbourg, France

Bacteriologist Louis Pasteur
Louis Pasteur