German History (Part 10)

Historical Events

Events 901 - 1,000 of 1,893

  • 1939-04-10 Colijn's Dutch government opens camp Westerbork for German Jews
  • 1939-04-18 Franz von Papen becomes German ambassador in Turkey

AgreementTreaty of Interest

1939-04-28 Hitler claims German-Polish non-attack treaty still in effect

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1939-05-07 Germany and Italy announce an alliance known as the Rome-Berlin Axis
  • 1939-06-01 Retired German Col-gen Gerd von Runstedt returns to service
  • 1939-07-06 German Nazis close last Jewish enterprises
  • 1939-08-22 Dutch border guards take positions for German invasion
  • 1939-08-24 Germany & USSR sign 10-year non-aggression pact
  • 1939-08-27 Nazi Germany demands Danzig & Polish corridor
  • 1939-08-27 Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands receives German ambassador Grave Zech
  • 1939-09-01 World War II starts as Germany invades Poland by attacking the Free City of Danzig
  • 1939-09-03 German submarine U-30, commanded by Oberleutnant Fritz-Julius Lemp, sinks British passenger ship SS Athenia; 117 people die, among them 28 Americans
  • 1939-09-03 WWII: Britain declares war on Germany after invasion of Poland. France follows 6 hours later quickly joined by Australia, New Zealand, South Africa & Canada
  • 1939-09-04 German troops move into Danzig
  • 1939-09-05 New Zealand Prime Minister, Michael Joseph Savage declares New Zealand's support for Britain in the war with Germany; Savage famously told the nation 'where she goes, we go. Where she stands,we stand'
  • 1939-09-06 1st German air attack on Great Britain in WW II
  • 1939-09-06 South Africa declares war on Nazi-Germany

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1939-09-10 Canada, under the leadership of Mackenzie King, declares war on Germany

10th Prime Minister of Canada Mackenzie King
10th Prime Minister of Canada
Mackenzie King
  • 1939-09-11 Battle of Kutno-pocket: Germans advance to Warsaw
  • 1939-09-11 Iraq and Saudi Arabia declare war on Nazi Germany
  • 1939-09-14 British fleet attacks German U-39 boat
  • 1939-09-17 German U-29 sinks British aircraft carrier Courageous, 519 die
  • 1939-09-19 Wehrmacht (German regular army) murders 100 Jews in Lukov Poland
  • 1939-09-20 British navy captures German U-27 boat
  • 1939-09-25 German Luftwaffe strikes Warsaw with (fire)bombs
  • 1939-09-25 Andorra and Germany sign a treaty ending WW I, as Versailles Peace Treaty forgot to include Andorra
  • 1939-09-26 German seaplane shoots KLM-aircraft (1 killed)
  • 1939-09-27 Warsaw surrenders to Germans after 19 days of resistance

AgreementTreaty of Interest

1939-09-28 German-Soviet Frontier Treaty is signed by Joachim von Ribbentrop and Vyacheslav Molotov; redraws German and Soviet spheres of influence in central Europe and transfers most of Lithuania to the USSR

Foreign Minister of the German Reich Joachim von Ribbentrop
Foreign Minister of the German Reich
Joachim von Ribbentrop
  • 1939-09-30 Germany & Russia agree to partition Poland
  • 1939-10-08 Germany annexes Western Poland
  • 1939-10-14 German U-47 sinks British battleship HMS Royal Oak, 833 killed
  • 1939-10-28 Anti-German demonstrations/strikes in Czechoslovakia
  • 1939-10-28 Spitfire shoots German Heinkel-111 down above Scotland
  • 1939-10-30 USSR & Germany agree on partitioning Poland, Hitler deports Jews

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

1939-10-30 German U boat fails on attack of English battleship Nelson with Winston Churchill, Dudley Pound & Charles Forbes aboard

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill
  • 1939-11-01 First jet plane, Heinkel He 178, demonstrated to German Air Ministry
  • 1939-11-09 Venlo-incident: German Abwehr kills 2 British agents
  • 1939-11-15 Anti-German demonstrations in Czechoslovakia
  • 1939-11-16 German U-boat torpedoes tanker Sliedrecht near Ireland
  • 1939-11-17 German U-boat torpedoes passenger ship
  • 1939-11-18 Dutch KNSM passenger ship Simon Bolivar hits German mine, 86 die
  • 1939-12-13 Battle of the River Plate - 3 British cruisers vs German pocket battleship Graf Spee
  • 1939-12-17 German pocket battleship Graf Spee scuttled by its crew off Uruguay
  • 1939-12-22 125 die in train wreck at Magdeburg Germany
  • 1939-12-22 99 die in 2nd wreck at Friedrichshafen Germany
  • 1940-01-06 Mass execution of Poles, committed by Germans in the city of Poznań, Warthegau.
  • 1940-01-09 2 German officers make emergency landing in Belgium
  • 1940-01-15 German U-Boot torpedoes Dutch merchant ship Arendskerk (Eagle's Church)
  • 1940-02-16 British search plane finds German supply ship Altmark, used to accommodate aliied sailors from vessles sunk by the Graf Spee, off Norway
  • 1940-02-17 Crew of the British destroyer Cossack board German Altmark in Jøssingfjord, Norway, and realised 299 British prisoners after hand-to-hand fighting with bayonets and the last recorded Royal Naval action with cutlass.
  • 1940-02-22 German air force sinks 2 German destroyers, killing 578

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1940-03-15 Hermann Goering says 100-200 church bells enough for Germany, smelt the rest

Nazi Politician Hermann Goering
Nazi Politician
Hermann Goering
  • 1940-03-16 German air raid on British fleet base Scapa Flow

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1940-03-18 Benito Mussolini joins Hitler in Germany's war against France & Britain

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1940-03-19 Failed British air raid on German base at Sylt
  • 1940-04-08 German battle cruisers sink British aircraft carrier Glorious
  • 1940-04-09 German cruiser Blucher torpedoed and capsizes in Oslofjord, 1,000 die
  • 1940-04-09 Germany invades Norway & Denmark during WW II (Denmark surrenders)
  • 1940-04-13 2nd battle of Narvik; 8 German destroyers destroyed
  • 1940-05-01 140 Palestinian Jews die as German planes bomb their ship
  • 1940-05-10 World War II: The first German bombs of the war fall on England at Chilham and Petham, in Kent.
  • 1940-05-12 German tanks conquer Moerdijkbrug
  • 1940-05-13 German breakthrough at Grebbelinie
  • 1940-05-14 German breakthrough at Sedan
  • 1940-05-14 Nazis bomb Rotterdam (600-900 dead), Netherlands surrenders to Germany
  • 1940-05-15 German armoured division moves into Northern France
  • 1940-05-15 German troops occupy Amsterdam, Gen Winkelman surrenders
  • 1940-05-17 Germany occupies Brussels, Belgium & begins invasion of France
  • 1940-05-18 German troops conquer Brussels
  • 1940-05-20 German General Guderian's tanks reach the English Channel (British expeditionary army)
  • 1940-05-24 German tanks reach Atrecht France
  • 1940-05-25 German troops conquer Boulogne
  • 1940-05-27 World War II: In the Le Paradis massacre, 97 soldiers from a Royal Norfolk Regiment unit are shot after surrendering to German troops.
  • 1940-05-28 Belgium surrenders to Germany, King Leopold III gives himself up
  • 1940-05-29 In WW II, Germans capture Ostend & Ypres in Belgium & Lille in France
  • 1940-05-31 Winston Churchill flies to Paris to meet with French Marshal Philippe Pétain who announces he is willing to make a separate peace with Germany
  • 1940-06-02 Heavy German bombing on Dunkirk beach
  • 1940-06-05 General Von Bock starts a German offensive in the Somme
  • 1940-06-09 Norway surrenders to Germany during WW II
  • 1940-06-10 German "Dutch" Q-ship Atlantis sinks Norwegian tanker
  • 1940-06-10 German 5th Armoured division occupies Rouen
  • 1940-06-13 Paris evacuates before German advance
  • 1940-06-14 German forces enter Paris during WWII
  • 1940-06-14 German U-47 sinks airship Balmoral
  • 1940-06-15 World War II: France surrenders to NAZI Germany, German troops occupy Paris
  • 1940-06-17 France asks Germany for terms of surrender in WW II
  • 1940-06-17 Germany occupiers ration bread in Holland
  • 1940-06-18 German occupiers slaughter cattle, pigs & chickens

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1940-06-19 German 7th Armoured division under command of Rommel occupies Cherbourg

German WWII Field Marshal Erwin Rommel
German WWII Field Marshal
Erwin Rommel
  • 1940-06-21 German occupiers disband Dutch States-General/Council of State
  • 1940-06-22 France falls to Nazi Germany; armistice signed, France disarms
  • 1940-06-22 SS rounds up 31 German/Polish/Dutch Jews in Roermond, Netherlands
  • 1940-06-30 German troops begin the invasion of the undefended Channel Islands.
  • 1940-07-02 Dutch PM Colijn publishes "Borders of 2 Worlds" (German victory)
  • 1940-07-03 ARP-leader/ex-premier Colijn argues cooperation with Germany
  • 1940-07-03 British Royal Navy sinks French fleet in Mers-el-Kebir, Algeria, to prevent Germany seizing it.
  • 1940-07-03 German occupiers forbid using Dutch royal names
  • 1940-07-09 German Evangelist Church protests against euthanasia pogroms
  • 1940-07-11 British & German dogfight above Lyme Bay

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 901 - 1,000 of 2,721

  • 1860-03-31 Isidor Traube, Hildesheim Hanover, German Chemist (founded capillary chemistry, research on liquids)
  • 1860-05-20 Eduard Buchner, German chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1917)
  • 1860-07-20 Johannes Walter, German geologist (Denudation of the Wilderness)
  • 1860-08-22 Paul G Nipkow, German TV pioneer (Nipkow Award)
  • 1860-08-28 Marianne V von Werefkin, Russian/German/Swiss painter [OS]
  • 1860-09-11 Marianne V von Werefkin, Russian/German/Swiss painter [NS]
  • 1860-11-29 Hans Haym, German conductor, born in Halle (d. 1921)
  • 1861-01-13 Max Nonne, German neurologist (d. 1959)
  • 1861-01-14 Wilhelm von Polenz, German writer (Der Pfarrer von Breitendorf)
  • 1861-01-18 Hans Goldschmidt, German chemist
  • 1861-02-12 Lou [Andreas-]Salome, Russian/German author (Im Kampf um Gott)
  • 1861-06-22 Maximilian von Spee, German admiral (d. 1914)
  • 1861-09-23 Robert Bosch, German inventor and industrialist (d. 1942)
  • 1861-12-17 Fritz Volbach, German musicologist/conductor/composer
  • 1861-12-22 Erich Schaeder, German theologist (Theocentric Theology)
  • 1861-12-26 Friedrich Engel, German mathematician (group theory)
  • 1862-02-17 Edward German (Jones), Whitchurch Shropshire, British composer
  • 1862-03-05 Siegbert Tarrasch, German chess player (d. 1934)
  • 1862-05-18 Freiherr Albert von Schrenk-Notzing, German para-psychologist
  • 1862-11-15 Adolf Bartels, German folk art writer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1862-11-15 Gerhart Hauptmann, German author (Before Dawn - Nobel 1912), born in Obersalzbrunn, Silesia, Prussia (d. 1946)

Author and Nobel Laureate Gerhart Hauptmann
Author and Nobel Laureate
Gerhart Hauptmann
  • 1863-01-15 Adolph Goldschmidt, German historian
  • 1863-01-19 Werner Sombart, German fascist (Juden und das Wirtschaftsleben)
  • 1863-02-23 Franz von Stuck, German painter (Der Krieg)
  • 1863-03-21 Hugo Kaun, German composer, born in Berlin (d. 1932)
  • 1863-04-26 Arno Holz, German writer (Phantasus), born in Rastenburg, East Prussia (d. 1929)
  • 1863-05-28 Georg Adler, German state economist
  • 1863-06-02 Paul Felix Weingartner, Germany, conductor (Zara, Dalmatia)
  • 1863-06-11 Eduard David, German undersecretary (constitution of Weimar)
  • 1863-06-21 Max Wolf, German astronomer (d. 1932)
  • 1863-07-12 Paul Karl Ludwig Drude, German physicist (d. 1906)
  • 1863-09-06 Rodolfo Lenz, German/Chilian linguist (El Papiamento)
  • 1863-09-29 Franz Zorell, German RC exegetist/lexicographer
  • 1863-09-29 Hugo Haase, German SPD-German parliament/revolutionary
  • 1863-09-30 Reinhard Scheer, German admiral (WW I)
  • 1863-10-05 Ludwig Borchardt, German Egyptologist
  • 1863-12-13 Johannes Weiss, German New Testament scholar
  • 1864-01-13 Wilhelm K W Wien, German physicist (Nobel 1911)
  • 1864-02-05 Carl Teike, German military composer, born in Stettin-Altdamm, Pomerania (d. 1922)
  • 1864-02-06 John Henry Mackay, Scottish/German author/poet (Anarchists)
  • 1864-03-30 Franz Oppenheimer, German sociologist/politician
  • 1864-04-10 Eugene Francis Charles D'Albert, German pianist/composer (Golem)
  • 1864-04-21 Max Weber, German sociologist/economist/historian (Ancient Judaism)
  • 1864-06-11 Richard Georg Strauss, Munich Germany, composer (Don Quixote)
  • 1864-06-14 Alois Alzheimer, Marktbreit, Bavaria, German psychiatrist/neuropathologist (Alzheimer Disease)
  • 1864-06-22 Hermann Minkowski, German mathematician
  • 1864-07-18 Ricarda Huch, German writer and historian "First Lady of German humanism", born in Braunschweig (d. 1947)
  • 1864-07-24 Frank Wedekind, German playwright (The "Lulu" plays)
  • 1864-11-11 Alfred Hermann Fried, Germany, pacifist (Nobel 1911)
  • 1865-01-22 Friedrich Paschen, German physicist
  • 1865-02-09 Erich von Drygalski, Germany, geographer/glaciologist/Antarctic expl
  • 1865-02-22 Otto Modersohn, German painter
  • 1865-03-30 Heinrich Rubens, German physicist
  • 1865-04-01 Richard Zsigmondy, Germany, chemist (Nobel-1925)
  • 1865-04-09 Charles Proteus Steinmetz, Germany, experiment with AC electricity
  • 1865-04-09 Erich Ludendorff, general (Germany)
  • 1865-04-30 Max Nettlau, German anarchist (d. 1944)
  • 1865-06-19 Alfred Hugenberg, German RC pres-dir of Krupp/media magnate
  • 1865-06-28 Otto Julius Bierbaum, German writer/journalist (Remarkable Stories)
  • 1865-07-26 Philipp Scheidemann, German Parliament (SPD)/mayor of Kassel
  • 1865-09-03 Wilhelm Bousset, German theologist/historian
  • 1865-10-04 Max Halbe, German playwright (Jugend), born in Güttland, Gdańsk (d. 1944)
  • 1865-10-15 Walther Amelung, German archaeologist
  • 1866-01-31 Emil Strauss, Germany, writer (Naked Man)
  • 1866-02-06 Karl T Sapper, German geography/geologist (Vulkankunde)
  • 1866-03-07 Paul Ernst, German writer, born in Elbingerode, Kingdom of Hanover (d. 1933)
  • 1866-04-22 Hans von Seeckt, German general (Future of the Reich)
  • 1866-05-23 Gustav Aschaffenburg, German psychiatrist/criminalologist
  • 1866-06-26 Josef Swickard, Coblenz Germany, actor (Lost City, Tale of 2 Cities)
  • 1866-08-05 Carl Harries, German chemist (d. 1923)
  • 1866-11-07 Paul Lincke, German composer/conductor/publisher (Frau Luna)
  • 1867-01-17 Carl Laemmle, German-born film executive (d. 1939)
  • 1867-01-21 Ludwig Thoma, German writer (d. 1921)
  • 1867-02-11 August W Messer, German philosopher/educator/psychologist
  • 1867-02-12 Hedwig Courths-Mahler, German author (Warbride) [or Febr 18]
  • 1867-02-26 Siegfried Passarge, German geographer (Cameroon/So Afr/America)
  • 1867-04-02 Eugen Sandow, German bodybuilder and circus performer (d. 1925)
  • 1867-05-14 Kurt Eisner, German premier of revolutionary Bavaria (1918-19)
  • 1867-07-08 Kathe Kollwitz, Germany, print maker/sculptor (Bauernkrieg)
  • 1867-07-10 Max Prinz von Baden, German chancellor (Oct-Nov 1918)
  • 1867-07-25 Max Dauthendy, German painter/author (Ewige Hochzeit)
  • 1867-08-07 Emil Nolde, [Hansen], German painter/graphic artist
  • 1867-08-13 Rudolf Georg Binding, German songwriter/writer (Legenden Der Zeit)
  • 1867-09-07 Albert Basserman, Mannheim Germany, actor (Foreign Correspondant) Dies 1952
  • 1867-12-22 Joseph [Maria] Olbrich, Silesia, German architect (Wiener Sezession)
  • 1867-12-22 [Karl Eduard] Wilhelm Groener, Germany. Soldier and politician
  • 1867-12-25 Alfred Kerr [Kempner], German-British writer, born in Breslau, Silesia (d. 1948)
  • 1868-01-07 Abraham M "Mark" Lidzbarski, Polish/German orientalist
  • 1868-02-16 Wilhelm Schmidt, German anthropologist/linguist (Anthropos)
  • 1868-03-31 Karl Bonhoeffer, German psychiatrist/neurologist
  • 1868-04-14 Peter Behrens, German architect (d. 1940)
  • 1868-04-19 Max Von Schillings, German composer/conductor (Der Pfeifertag)
  • 1868-07-12 Stefan George, Germany, lyric poet (Algabal)
  • 1868-07-30 Alfred Weber, German economist/sociologist

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1868-08-10 Hugo Eckener, German inventor and commander of the famous Graf Zeppelin during its record-setting flights, born in Flensburg, Schleswig-Holstein (d. 1954)

Inventor and Zeppelin Commander Hugo Eckener
Inventor and Zeppelin Commander
Hugo Eckener
  • 1868-10-08 Max Slevogt, German painter
  • 1868-10-16 Franz X Ritter von Epp, German general (China)
  • 1868-11-08 Felix Hausdorff, German mathematician (d. 1942)
  • 1868-12-05 Arnold Sommerfeld, German physicist (d. 1951)
  • 1868-12-09 Fritz Haber, German phycist-chemist (Nobel 1919)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 901 - 1,000 of 1,862

  • 1924-12-08 Franz X Scharwenka, German pianist/composer (Mataswintha), dies at 74
  • 1925-01-12 Oskar Brefeld, German botanist, dies at 85
  • 1925-02-28 Friedrich Ebert, soc-dem president Germany, dies
  • 1925-03-04 Moritz Moszkowski, Polish/German composer, dies at 70
  • 1925-03-27 Carl G Neumann, German mathematician/physicist, dies at 92
  • 1925-05-30 Arthur Moeller van den Bruck, German historian (b. 1876)
  • 1925-06-22 Felix Klein, German mathematician (b. 1849)
  • 1925-07-26 Gottlob Frege, German Mathematician, dies at 76
  • 1925-12-25 Karl Abraham, German psychoanalyst (b. 1877)
  • 1926-03-26 Konstantin Fehrenbach, German reichs chancellor (1920-21), dies at 74
  • 1926-09-05 Karl Harrer, German journalist and politician, founding member of the "DAP", which would become the Nazi Party (b. 1890)
  • 1926-09-16 Rudolf C Eucken, German philosopher (Nobel 1908), dies at 80
  • 1926-10-07 Emil Kraepelin, German psychologist (b. 1856)
  • 1927-01-03 Carle David Tolmé Runge, German physicist (b. 1856)
  • 1927-01-09 Houston S Chamberlain, British/German race theorist, dies at 71
  • 1927-03-05 Franz Mertens, German mathematician (b. 1840)
  • 1927-07-05 Albrecht Kossel, German physician, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1853)
  • 1927-09-12 Walther Amelung, German archaeologist, dies at 61
  • 1927-09-29 Arthur Achleitner, German writer (b. 1858)
  • 1927-10-10 Gustave Whitehead, German-born inventor (b. 1874)
  • 1927-11-28 Arthur Wichmann, German/Dutch geologist (New-Guinea), dies
  • 1928-05-19 Max Scheler, German philosopher, dies at 53
  • 1928-05-31 Ludwig Enneccerus, German leader, dies at 85
  • 1928-08-14 Klabund, [Alfred Henschke], German writer (Spuk/Rasputin), dies at 37
  • 1928-11-13 Abraham M "Mark" Lidzbarski, Polish/German orientalist, dies at 60
  • 1928-11-21 Hermann Sudermann, German author (Frau Sorge), dies
  • 1928-11-26 Reinhard Scheer, German admiral (WW I), dies at 65

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1929-04-04 Karl Benz, German inventor, engine designer and automobile manufacturer (Mercedes-Benz), dies of bronchial inflammation at 84

Automobile Engineer and Inventor Karl Benz
Automobile Engineer and Inventor
Karl Benz
  • 1929-08-03 Emil Berliner, German-born telephone and recording pioneer (b. 1851)
  • 1929-08-09 Heinrich Zille, German cartoonist (Simplicissimus), dies at 71
  • 1929-08-22 Otto Liman von Sanders, German general in Turkey (WW I), dies at 74
  • 1929-10-03 Gustav Stresemann, German chancellor (Nobel 1926), dies at 51
  • 1929-10-12 Max Ettlinger, German philosopher/theorist, dies at 52
  • 1929-10-20 Rudolf Kittel, German theologist, dies at 76
  • 1929-10-26 Arno Holz, German writer (Phantasus), dies at 66
  • 1929-10-28 Bernhard von Bülow, Chancellor of Germany (b. 1849)
  • 1929-11-06 Max von Bathe, German prince/Chancellor (1910-11, 18), dies at 62
  • 1929-11-17 Herman Hollerith, German/US statistician (punch card), dies at 69
  • 1929-12-29 Wilhelm Maybach, German automobile designer (b. 1846)
  • 1930-02-23 Horst Wessel, German nazi lyricist (Fahne Hoch), dies at 22
  • 1930-05-13 Helena Lange, German feminist, dies
  • 1930-06-10 Adolf Harnack, German theologian (b. 1851)
  • 1930-06-22 Karl von Amira, German historian, dies at 82
  • 1930-08-04 Siegfried Wagner, German opera composer, dies at 61
  • 1930-10-10 Adolf Engler, German botanist (b. 1844)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1930-11-03 Alfred Wegener, German polar researcher and meteorologist (continental shift), dies while on an expedition to Greenland (date is approximate)

Meteorologist, Geologist, Astronomist Alfred Wegener
Meteorologist, Geologist, Astronomist
Alfred Wegener
  • 1930-12-11 Friedrich von Bernhardi, German war theorist/historian, dies at 81
  • 1930-12-24 Eduard David, German minister (constitution of Weimar), dies at 67
  • 1931-02-26 Otto Wallach, German chemist (Nobel 1910), dies at 83
  • 1931-03-11 F.W. Murnau, German film director (b. 1888)
  • 1931-03-20 Hermann Müller, Chancellor of Germany (b. 1876)
  • 1931-07-18 Oskar Minkowski, German Biologist (pancreas and diabetes), dies at 73
  • 1931-09-09 Lujo [Ludwig J von] Brentano, German economist dies at 86
  • 1931-10-10 Karl von Bach, German engineer (Maschinenelemente), dies at 84
  • 1931-10-17 Alfons Maria Jakob, German neurologist (b. 1884)
  • 1932-01-15 Georg Kerschensteiner, German educationalist, dies at 77
  • 1932-04-02 Hugo Kaun, German composer, dies at 69
  • 1932-08-10 Rin Tin Tin, German shepherd dog (b. 1918)
  • 1932-08-20 Paul Keller, German writer (Vergrabenes Gut), dies at 59
  • 1932-09-20 Max Slevogt, German painter, dies at 63
  • 1932-12-18 Eduard "Ede" Bernstein, German marxist/revisionist, dies at 82
  • 1933-01-03 Wilhelm Cuno, German Reich's chancellor (1922-23), dies at 56
  • 1933-01-06 Vladimir de Pachmann, Russian-German pianist (b. 1848)
  • 1933-01-28 Theodor Birt [Beatus Rhenanus], German classicist/writer, dies at 80
  • 1933-05-13 Paul Ernst, German writer, dies at 67
  • 1933-05-21 John Henry Mackay, Scottish/German author (Der Schwimmer), dies at 69
  • 1933-06-20 Clara Zetkin, German feminist/communist, dies
  • 1933-07-23 Max Schillings, German composer/conductor (Mona Lisa), dies at 65
  • 1933-12-04 Stefan George, German poet (Das neue Reich), dies at 65
  • 1933-12-17 Hans Vaihinger, German philosopher (Side-Studies), dies at 81
  • 1934-01-29 Fritz Haber, German chemist (Nobel 1918), dies at 65
  • 1934-02-17 Siegbert Tarrasch, German chess player (b. 1862)
  • 1934-03-29 Otto Hermann Kahn, German millionaire and benefactor (b. 1867)
  • 1934-03-31 Franz Ehrle, German jesuit/head of Vatican library, dies at 88
  • 1934-06-30 Ernst Rohm, German staff member, executed at 46
  • 1934-06-30 Gregor Strasser, German pharmacist/NSDAP-leader, murdered at 42
  • 1934-06-30 Karl Ernst, German SA-leader, murdered
  • 1934-06-30 Kurt von Schleiger, German chancellor (1932-33), murdered at 52

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1934-08-02 Paul von Hindenburg, German WW1 general and President of Germany (1925-34), dies of lung cancer at 86

German President and WWI General Paul von Hindenburg
German President and WWI General
Paul von Hindenburg
  • 1934-08-03 Carl F baron von Langen-Parow, German equestrian (Olympic-gold-1928)
  • 1934-08-30 Earnest L Wolzogen, German writer (That tolle Komtess), dies at 79
  • 1934-11-15 Anton CR Dreesmann, German/Neth's manufacturer (Devout & D), dies
  • 1934-11-16 Carl von Linde, German Engineer and Chemist who invented mechanical refrigeration, dies at 92
  • 1934-11-17 Joachim Ringelnatz [Hans Bötticher], German writer and artist, dies at 51
  • 1935-02-03 Hugo Junkers, German engineer (b. 1859)
  • 1935-04-14 Amalie Emmy Noether, German mathematician (b. 1882)
  • 1935-08-12 Friedrich Schottky, German mathematician (b. 1851)
  • 1935-10-04 Marie Gutheil-Schoder, German soprano (b. 1874)
  • 1936-02-04 Wilhelm Gustloff, German leader of the Swiss Nazi party (b. 1895)
  • 1936-02-17 Erich Schaeder, German theologist (Theozentrische), dies at 74
  • 1936-02-20 Max Schreck, German actor (Count Orlok-Nosferatu), dies of a heart attack at 56
  • 1936-04-09 Ferdinand Tönnies, German sociologist (b. 1855)
  • 1936-05-08 Oswald Spengler, German philosopher (Underworld of Abendlandes), dies
  • 1936-09-12 Hermann Hirt, German linguist (Indo-European Grammar), dies at 70
  • 1936-11-11 Edward German, composer, dies at 74
  • 1936-12-27 Hans von Seeckt, German Gen/advisor of Chiang Kai-shek, dies at 70
  • 1937-02-05 Lou [Andreas-]Salome, Russian/German author (Eroticism), dies at 75
  • 1937-12-20 Erich Ludendorff, German general (WW I), dies at 72
  • 1938-01-28 Bernd Rosemeyer, German race car driver, dies at 28
  • 1938-02-05 Hans Litten, German jurist (b. 1903)