German History (Part 10)

Historical Events

Events 901 - 1,000 of 1,905

  • 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

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

AgreementTreaty of Interest

1939-08-23 Molotov-Ribbentrop pact: USSR & Germany sign a non-agression pact

Foreign Minister of the German Reich Joachim von Ribbentrop
Foreign Minister of the German Reich
Joachim von Ribbentrop
Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 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
  • 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 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.

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 901 - 1,000 of 2,860

  • 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, Germany, bacteriologist (Nobel-1908)
  • 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 (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 (d. 1926)
  • 1856-02-16 Rudolph Karstadt, German entrepreneur (d. 1944)
  • 1856-08-30 Carle David Tolmé Runge, German physicist (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 shipping tycoon (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
  • 1858-03-18 Rudolph C K Diesel, German engineer (Diesel motor)
  • 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 (Planck Constant, Nobel 1918) father of Quantum Physics
  • 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 (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)
  • 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)
  • 1861-08-09 Wilhelm Berger, German composer, pianist and conductor, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1911)
  • 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)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 901 - 1,000 of 1,967

  • 1919-01-04 Georg von Hertling, Chancellor of Germany (b. 1843)
  • 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 mathematician, 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/philosopher, dies
  • 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 (b. 1842)
  • 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)
  • 1926-03-26 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