German History (Part 10)

Historical Events

Events 901 - 1,000 of 1,916


AgreementTreaty of Interest

1938-12-06 French/German non-attack treaty drawn (Ribbentrop-Bonnet Pact)

Foreign Minister of the German Reich Joachim von Ribbentrop
Foreign Minister of the German Reich
Joachim von Ribbentrop

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1938-12-16 Adolf Hitler institutes the state decoration and civil order of merit, Cross of Honour of the German Mother

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1939-01-30 Hitler threatens the Jews during his speech to the German Reichstag (Parliament)
  • 1939-02-15 German battleship Bismarck was launched
  • 1939-03-14 Nazi Germany dissolves Republic of Czechoslovakia
  • 1939-03-16 Germany occupies Czechoslovakia
  • 1939-03-20 7,000 Jews flee German occupied Memel Lithuania
  • 1939-03-21 Nazi Germany demands the return of Gdansk (Danzig) from Poland
  • 1939-03-22 Lithuania forced to give Memel territory to Germany
  • 1939-03-31 Britain & France agree to support Poland if invaded by Germany
  • 1939-04-10 Colijn's Dutch government opens camp Westerbork for German Jews
  • 1939-04-18 Franz von Papen becomes German ambassador in Turkey
  • 1939-04-28 Hitler claims German-Polish non-attack treaty still in effect
  • 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
  • 1939-08-23 Molotov-Ribbentrop pact: USSR & Germany sign a non-agression pact
  • 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 World War II: Britain declares war on Germany after invasion of Poland. France follows 6 hours later quickly joined by Australia, New Zealand, South Africa & Canada
  • 1939-09-03 Mitford sister and Nazi sympathizer Unity Mitford attempts suicide after Britain declares war on Germany, bullet lodged in her brain eventually kills her in 1948
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 Simón Bolívar 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 Second battle of Narvik; 3 German destroyers and one U-boat sunk by the Royal Navy, 5 more German destroyers scuttled.
  • 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

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 901 - 1,000 of 2,896

  • 1849-04-25 Felix Klein, German mathematician (Evanston Colloquium)
  • 1849-05-03 Bernhard von Bülow, Chancellor of Germany (d. 1929)
  • 1849-10-16 Arnold Krug, German composer, born in Hamburg (d. 1904)
  • 1849-10-26 Ferdinand Georg Frobenius, German mathematician (d. 1917)
  • 1849-11-22 Friedrich von Bernhardi, German historian (Germany & the Next War)
  • 1849-11-22 Christian Rohlfs, German artist (d. 1938)
  • 1849-12-06 August von Mackensen, German field marshal (d. 1945)
  • 1849-12-22 Fritz Mauthner, Bohemia, German author/philosopher (skepticism)
  • 1849-12-28 Herbert von Bismarck, German politician/son of Otto of Bismarck
  • 1850-01-06 Eduard "Ede" Bernstein, German marxist (New Era)
  • 1850-01-06 Franz Xaver Scharwenka, German pianist/composer (Mataswintha)
  • 1850-02-22 Isaac L Rice, Germany, (namesake of Columbia Univ's Rice stadium)
  • 1850-02-28 Hermann Schell, German theologist/philosopher (Gott und Geist)
  • 1850-04-27 Hans Hartwig von Beseler, German general (d. 1921)
  • 1850-06-06 Karl F Braun, Germany, co-developed wireless telegraphy (Nobel 1909)
  • 1850-07-12 Otto Schoetensack, German anthropologist (d. 1912)
  • 1850-09-02 Woldemar Voigt, German physicist (d. 1919)
  • 1850-11-09 Lewis Lewin, Germany, toxicologist/father of psychopharmacologist
  • 1851-04-09 C E Arthur Wichmann, German/Dutch geologist (Neth Indies)
  • 1851-05-20 Emile Berliner, Germany, inventor (flat phonograph record)
  • 1851-07-24 Friedrich Schottky, German mathematician (d. 1935)
  • 1851-08-13 Felix Adler, German-born educator (d. 1933)
  • 1851-11-07 Chris von der Ahe, German born entrepreneur (d. 1913)
  • 1852-01-11 Konstantin Fehrenbach, German chancellor (1920-21)
  • 1852-03-22 Theodor Birt, [Beatus Rhenanus], German classical/writer
  • 1852-04-12 [Carl L] Ferdinand von Lindemann, German mathematician
  • 1852-07-10 Alfred von Kiderlen-Waechter, German foreign minister
  • 1852-09-25 Hans Vaihinger, German philosopher (Nietzsche Philosophy)
  • 1853-01-03 Iwan Knorr, German composer, born in Mewe (d. 1916)
  • 1853-01-11 Gustav Falke, German author/poet (Der Mann im Nebel)
  • 1853-03-28 Rudolf Kittel, German theologist (Psalms)
  • 1853-09-02 Wilhelm Ostwald, Germany, physical chemist (Nobel 1909)
  • 1853-09-04 Hermann von Wissmann, German Africa explorer/governor East-Africa
  • 1853-09-16 Albrecht Kossel, German physician, Nobel laureate (d. 1927)
  • 1853-09-17 Clemens Baeumker, German historian (Patristischen Philosophie)
  • 1853-11-12 Oskar Panizza, German writer (Das Liebeskonzil), born in Bad Kissingen, Bavaria (d. 1921)
  • 1853-12-21 Isolde Kurz, German writer/poetess (Meine Mutter)
  • 1854-01-10 Heinrich Köselitz [Peter Gast], German composer, born in Annaberg(d. 1918)
  • 1854-02-17 Friedrich A Krupp, German arms manufacturer
  • 1854-03-14 Paul Ehrlich, German bacteriologist and physician (Chemotherapy, Nobel Prize 1908), Strehlen, Lower Silesia, German Kingdom of Prussia (d. 1915)
  • 1854-03-15 Emil Adolf von Behring, German physician; Nobel laureate (d. 1917)
  • 1854-03-23 Alfred Milner, Giessen Germany, British governor (Cape colony)
  • 1854-05-11 Ottmar Mergenthaler, Hachtel Germany, inventor (linotype)
  • 1854-07-29 Georg Kerschensteiner, German educator (Theory of Education)
  • 1854-09-01 Engelbert Humperdinck, German opera composer (Hänsel und Gretel), born in Siegburg, Westphalia (d. 1921)
  • 1854-09-10 Anton CR Dreesmann, German/Neth manufacturer (Vroom & Dreesman)
  • 1854-10-31 Georg A Erman, German Egyptologist (Grammar of Ancient Egypt)
  • 1854-11-28 Gottlieb J Haberlandt, Hungarians/German botanist
  • 1855-01-22 Albert Neisser [Albert Ludwig Sigesmund Neisser], Schweidnitz Prussia, German physician who discovered the bacterias that cause gonorrhea and leprosy
  • 1855-02-17 Otto Liman von Sanders, German general in Turkey (WW I)
  • 1855-05-15 Eduard von Keyserling, Baltic German writer (Dritte Stiege)
  • 1855-07-07 Ludwig Ganghofer, German writer (d. 1920)
  • 1855-07-09 Johann P Zilcher, German composer
  • 1855-07-26 Ferdinand Tönnies, German sociologist and philosopher, born in Oldenswort, Germany (d. 1936)
  • 1855-09-09 Houston S Chamberlain, British/German race theorist
  • 1855-10-08 Gustav Ehrismann, German germanist
  • 1855-12-27 Paul Ehrenreich, German etnologist/mythologist
  • 1855-12-30 Heinrich Hart, German writer (Song of Humanity)
  • 1856-02-05 Otto Brahm, German critic/founder (Neue Deutsche Rundschau)
  • 1856-02-15 Emil Kraepelin, German psychiatrist who developed a classification system for mental illness, born in Munich, Germany (d. 1926)
  • 1856-02-16 Rudolph Karstadt, German entrepreneur (d. 1944)
  • 1856-08-30 Carle David Tolmé Runge, German mathematician and physicist, born in Bremen, Germany (d. 1927)
  • 1856-11-29 Theobald von Bethmann-Hollweg, German Chancellor/premier Prussia
  • 1856-12-25 Hans von Bartels, German painter (d. 1913)
  • 1857-01-18 Otto von Below, German commandant (WW I)
  • 1857-02-18 Max Klinger, German graphic artist/painter/sculptor
  • 1857-07-05 Clara Zetkin, German women's rights advocate/communist
  • 1857-08-14 Max Wagenknecht, German composer (d. 1922)
  • 1857-08-15 Albert Ballin, German inventor and shipping tycoon, born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1918)
  • 1857-09-08 Georg Michaelis, Chancellor of Germany (d. 1936)
  • 1857-09-30 Hermann Sudermann, German writer (Honor, That Ehre, Frau Sorge)
  • 1857-10-29 Conrad Haebler, German historian (Early printers of Spain/Portugal)
  • 1857-11-29 Theodor Escherich, German pediatrician (d. 1911)
  • 1858-01-10 Heinrich Zille, German illustrator and photographer (d. 1929)
  • 1858-03-01 Georg Simmel, German philosopher/sociologist

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1858-03-18 Rudolf Diesel, French-born German engineer (invented the diesel engine), born in Paris, France (disappeared 1913)

Mechanical Engineer Rudolf Diesel
Mechanical Engineer
Rudolf Diesel
  • 1858-03-23 Ludwig Quidde, German historian/politician (Nobel prize 1927)
  • 1858-03-30 Siegfried Alkan, German composer, born in Dillingen, Saarland (d. 1941)
  • 1858-04-23 Max Planck, German physicist, father of Quantum Physics (Planck Constant, Nobel 1918), born in Kiel, Duchy of Holstein (d. 1947)
  • 1858-07-21 Lovis Corinth, German painter (d. 1925)
  • 1858-07-24 Wolfgang Kapp, German politician (Kapp Putsch 1920)
  • 1858-08-01 Paul Barth, German philosopher/sociologist
  • 1858-08-16 Arthur Achleitner, German writer, born in Straubing, Germany (d. 1927)
  • 1858-10-05 Heinrich M von Battenberg, German son-in-law of queen Victoria
  • 1859-01-13 Karl Bleibtreu, German author (Revolution of Literature)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1859-01-27 Wilhelm II, German Emperor and King of Prussia (1888-1918), born in Berlin (d. 1941)

German Emperor and King of Prussia Wilhelm II
German Emperor and King of Prussia
Wilhelm II
  • 1859-02-03 Hugo Junkers, German aircraft designer (d. 1935)
  • 1859-03-26 Adolf Hurwitz, German mathematician (d. 1919)
  • 1859-04-08 Edmund Husserl, Germany, philosopher (founded Phenomenology)
  • 1859-07-14 Willy Hess, German violinist (d. 1928)
  • 1859-11-13 Georg Knorr, German engineer (brake system trains)
  • 1859-12-31 Max Fiedler, German conductor and composer, born in Zittau, Saxony, (d. 1939)
  • 1860-02-14 Eugen Schiffer, German politician (d. 1954)
  • 1860-03-22 Alfred Ploetz, German physician (d. 1940)
  • 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), born in Lebork, Poland (d. 1940)
  • 1860-08-28 Marianne Von Werefkin, Russian-German-Swiss Expressionist painter, born in Tula, Russia (d. 1938)
  • 1860-11-29 Hans Haym, German conductor, born in Halle (d. 1921)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 901 - 1,000 of 2,002

  • 1916-06-18 Max Immelmann, German pilot (WW I), killed
  • 1916-07-16 Ludwig P Scharwenka, German composer (Album Polonaise), dies at 70
  • 1916-07-27 Charles Fryatt, British capt of SS Brussels, executed by Germans, dies
  • 1916-07-30 Albert Neisser, German physician who discovered the bacterias that cause gonorrhea and leprosy, dies of septicemia at 61
  • 1916-10-28 Oswald Boelcke, German pilot (b. 1891)
  • 1916-12-16 Friedrich Ernst Dorn, German physicist who discovered that radon is emitted from radium, dies at 68
  • 1917-06-27 Gustav von Schmolle, German economist (Historical School), dies at 79
  • 1917-08-20 JFW Adolf Ritter von Baeyer, German chemist (Nobel 1905), dies
  • 1917-09-23 Werner Voss, German World War I pilot (b. 1897)

BattleExecution

1917-10-15 Mata Hari [Margaretha Geertruida Zelle], Dutch dancer and convicted German spy, executed by firing squad at 41

Exotic dancer, courtesan and convicted German spy Mata Hari
Exotic dancer, courtesan and convicted German spy
Mata Hari
  • 1917-11-22 Teoberto Maler, German-born explorer (b. 1842)
  • 1918-01-06 Georg F L P Cantor, German mathematician: collection, dies at 72
  • 1918-03-09 [Benjamin] Franc[lin] Wedekind, German writer/press sec, dies at 53

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1918-04-21 Manfred von Richthofen [The Red Baron], German World War I fighter ace, dies at 25 after his plane is shot down

World War I Fighter Ace The Red Baron
World War I Fighter Ace
The Red Baron
  • 1918-07-06 Count von Mirbach, German ambassador to Moscow, dies
  • 1918-08-10 Erich Lowenhardt, Germany flying ace of World War I (b. 1897)
  • 1918-08-15 Heinrich Köselitz [Peter Gast], German composer, dies at 64
  • 1918-08-22 Korbinian Brodmann, German neurologist (b. 1868)
  • 1918-09-04 Max Dauthendy, German painter/author (Raubmenschen), dies at 51)
  • 1918-09-28 Georg Simmel, German sociologist and philosopher (b. 1858)
  • 1918-10-13 Gerrit Engelke, German writer (Briefer der Liebe), dies
  • 1919-01-04 Georg von Hertling, Chancellor of Germany (1917-18), dies at 75
  • 1919-01-31 Paul Lindau, German playwright/critic (Estimate), dies at 79
  • 1919-02-06 Friedrich Wulhelm Mengelberg, German sculptor, dies at 81
  • 1919-05-02 Gustav Landauer, German socialist, dies
  • 1919-05-17 Guido von List, German occult author (b. 1848)
  • 1919-07-07 Paul Deusen, German philosopher/CEO (Schopenhauer-Gesellschaft), dies

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1919-07-15 Hermann Emil Fischer, German chemist and Nobel Prize laureate, commits suicide at 66

Chemist and Nobel Laureate Hermann Emil Fischer
Chemist and Nobel Laureate
Hermann Emil Fischer
  • 1919-08-09 Ernst Haeckel, German philosopher (Social Darwinism), dies at 85
  • 1919-10-14 Wilhelm von Siemens, German industrial/son of Werner, dies
  • 1919-11-07 Hugo Haase, German MP (SPD), murdered at 56
  • 1919-12-13 Woldemar Voigt, German physicist (b. 1850)
  • 1920-01-26 Matthias Enzberger, German minister of finance, murdered
  • 1920-04-07 Karl Binding, German jurist (b. 1841)
  • 1920-04-10 Moritz B Cantor, German historian of mathematics, dies at 90
  • 1920-06-14 Max Weber, German sociologist/economist/historian, dies
  • 1920-06-30 Lena Christ, German writer (The Rumplhanni), commits suicide at 38
  • 1920-07-05 Max Klinger, German graphic artist/painter/sculptor, dies at 63
  • 1920-07-23 Conrad Kohrs, German-born rancher (b. 1835)
  • 1920-08-31 Wilhelm Wundt, German physiologist, psychologist and philosopher, dies at 88
  • 1920-10-20 Max Bruch, German composer (Kol Nidre), dies at 82
  • 1921-01-07 Benno Erdmann, German philosopher (Logik I), dies at 69
  • 1921-01-18 Adolf von Hildebrand, German sculptor, dies at 73
  • 1921-02-15 Hans Haym, German conductor, dies at 60
  • 1921-04-08 Earnest von Possart, German actor/stage manager, dies
  • 1921-05-05 Alfred H Fried, Austrian/German pacifist (Nobel 1911), dies
  • 1921-06-04 Heinrich E Albers-Schoenberg, German x-ray experimenter, dies at 56
  • 1921-06-29 Otto Seeck German classical historian (b. 1850)
  • 1921-08-26 Matthias Erzberger, German min of Finance, murdered at 45
  • 1921-09-27 Engelbert Humperdinck, German opera composer (SHänsel und Gretel), dies at 67
  • 1921-09-30 Oskar Panizza, German writer (Das Liebeskonzil), dies at 77
  • 1921-12-20 Hans Hartwig von Beseler, German general (b. 1850)
  • 1922-01-06 Jakob Rosanes, German mathematician (algebraic geometry and invariant theory), dies at 79
  • 1922-02-15 Clara [G Meijer-]Wichmann, German/Dutch anarchist/feminist, dies at 36
  • 1922-04-26 Hans Sommer, German theatre composer, dies at 84
  • 1922-05-07 Max Wagenknecht, German composer (b. 1857)
  • 1922-05-19 Heinrich I Quincke, German internist (postural drainage), dies at 79
  • 1922-05-28 Carl Teike, German military composer, dies at 58
  • 1922-06-12 Wolfgang Kapp, German politician (Kapp putsch 1920), dies at 63
  • 1922-06-24 Walter Rathenau, German foreign minister, killed by anti-semites at 54
  • 1922-07-04 Lothar von Richthofen, German pilot (b. 1894)
  • 1922-07-17 Heinrich Rubens, German physicist, dies at 57
  • 1922-08-27 Carl Fuchs, German composer, dies at 83
  • 1922-09-30 Paul Barth, German philosopher/sociologist, dies at 64
  • 1922-11-16 Max Abraham, German physicist (b. 1875)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1923-02-10 Wilhelm Röntgen, German physicist who discovered X-rays (Nobel 1901), dies of cancer at 77

Physicist and Nobel Laureate Wilhelm Röntgen
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
Wilhelm Röntgen
  • 1923-02-11 Wilhelm Killing, German mathematician (b. 1847)
  • 1923-05-20 Hans Goldschmidt, German chemist, dies
  • 1923-06-29 Fritz Mauthner, German author/philosopher (skepticism), dies at 73
  • 1923-07-13 Asger Hamerik [Hammerich], German(?) composer, dies at 80
  • 1923-11-25 Ernst Debes, German cartographer (Moon Atlas), dies at 83
  • 1923-12-26 Dietrich Eckart, German Nazi politician (b. 1868)
  • 1924-01-13 Georg H Quincke, German physicist (Test of Quincke), dies at 89
  • 1924-10-07 Clemens Baeumker, German historian (Christian Philosophy), dies at 71
  • 1924-11-07 Hans Thoma, German painter, dies at 75
  • 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)
  • 1926-01-28 Kaufmann Kohler, German-born American reform rabbi and theologian, dies at 82
  • 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 psychiatrist who developed a classification system for mental illness, dies at 70
  • 1927-01-03 Carle David Tolmé Runge, German mathematician and physicist, dies at 70
  • 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, dies at 69
  • 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