German History (Part 11)

Historical Events

Events 1001 - 1,100 of 1,905

  • 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
  • 1940-07-20 Germany occupiers forbid Dutch Communist Party (CPN) in Netherlands
  • 1940-08-03 German occupiers forbid ritual slaughters & English & French movies
  • 1940-08-07 Alsace Lorraine is annexed by the Third Reich (Germany) during World War II
  • 1940-08-08 31 German aircraft shot down over England
  • 1940-08-11 38 German aircraft shot down over England
  • 1940-08-11 German air raid on British ports Portland and Weymouth

BattleBattle of Interest

1940-08-13 Hermann Goering's "Adler Tag" (Eagle day); 45-48 German aircraft shot down over Southern England (Battle of Britain)

Nazi Politician Hermann Goering
Nazi Politician
Hermann Goering
  • 1940-08-15 Heavy dogfights above England: 75 German aircraft damaged
  • 1940-08-16 45 German aircrafts shot down over England
  • 1940-08-23 German Luftwaffe begins night bombing on London
  • 1940-08-25 First British night bombing of Germany (Berlin)
  • 1940-08-31 German occupiers in Netherlands begin soap rationing
  • 1940-09-07 Beginning of the Blitz, the German Luftwaffe bomb London for 1st of 57 consecutive nights
  • 1940-09-09 28 German aircraft shot down above England
  • 1940-09-10 Buckingham Palace hit by German bomb
  • 1940-09-11 -12] Buckingham Palace damaged by German bombs
  • 1940-09-13 Buckingham Palace damaged by German bombs
  • 1940-09-14 German bomb hits shelter in Chelsea; hundreds die
  • 1940-09-18 19 German aircraft shot down above England
  • 1940-09-25 German High Commissioner in Norway sets up Vidkun Quisling government
  • 1940-09-27 55 German aircrafts shot down above England
  • 1940-09-27 Nazi Germany, Italy & Japan sign 10 year formal alliance (Axis)
  • 1940-09-28 Nazi occupiers present "New Dutch Culture" in German
  • 1940-09-30 47 German aircraft shot down above England
  • 1940-10-02 17 German aircrafts shot down above England
  • 1940-10-04 12 German aircrafts shot down above England
  • 1940-10-08 German troops occupies Romania
  • 1940-10-15 -16] Heavy German air raid on London, 400 killed
  • 1940-10-15 London's Waterloo Station bombed by Germans
  • 1940-10-16 Warsaw Ghetto is formed by German Governor-General Hans Frank
  • 1940-10-17 German occupiers issue identity cards
  • 1940-11-14 During WW II, German planes destroy most of Coventry, England
  • 1940-11-16 World War II: In response to Germany's leveling of Coventry, England two days before, the Royal Air Force bombs Hamburg.
  • 1940-11-19 First major German air raid on Birmingham - about 440 bombers kill 450
  • 1940-11-26 Nazi Germany began walling off the Jewish Ghetto in Warsaw
  • 1940-12-06 Gestapo arrest German resistance fighter/poster artist Helen Ernst

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1940-12-11 Russian general Georgy Zhukov warns of German assault

Marshal of the Soviet Union Georgy Zhukov
Marshal of the Soviet Union
Georgy Zhukov
  • 1940-12-29 Germany drops its 1st incendiary bombs on London during the Blitz
  • 1941-01-02 World War II: German bombing severely damages the Llandaff Cathedral in Cardiff, Wales.
  • 1941-01-31 Anti-German demonstration in Haarlem, Netherlands
  • 1941-02-11 Sicherheitsdienst complains about Dutch anti German sentiments
  • 1941-02-14 German Afrika Korps lands in Tripoli, Libya
  • 1941-02-22 German assault on El Agheila Libya
  • 1941-03-01 German troops invade Bulgaria
  • 1941-03-02 World War II: First German military units enter Bulgaria after it joined the Axis Pact.
  • 1941-03-12 German occupiers confiscate AVRO studios in Netherlands
  • 1941-03-20 Nazi-German/Yugoslav pact drawn
  • 1941-03-24 German troops occupy El Agheila Libya
  • 1941-03-27 Yugoslavian coup gets rid of pro-German Prince Paul
  • 1941-03-30 German counter offensive in North-Africa
  • 1941-04-01 Pro-German Rashid Ali al-Ghailani grabs power in Iraq
  • 1941-04-01 The Blockade Runner Badge for German Kriegsmarine is instituted.
  • 1941-04-02 German occupier disallows Dutch scouting association

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1941-04-03 Churchill warns Stalin of German invasion

Soviet General Secretary Joseph Stalin
Soviet General Secretary
Joseph Stalin
  • 1941-04-03 Rasjid al-Gailani forms pro-German regime in Iraq
  • 1941-04-04 German troops conquer Benghazi, Libya
  • 1941-04-06 Beginning of operation Bestrafung - German bombers attack Belgrade (17,000 die)
  • 1941-04-06 German bombardment of Piraeus (munitions ship explodes)
  • 1941-04-10 German troops conquer Libyan county Cyrenaica
  • 1941-04-11 Germany blitzes Conventry, England
  • 1941-04-13 Heavy German assault on Tobruk
  • 1941-04-14 1st massive German raid in Paris, 3,600 Jews rounded up
  • 1941-04-17 World War II: The Kingdom of Yugoslavia surrenders to Germany.
  • 1941-04-20 100 German bombers attack Athens
  • 1941-04-21 Greece surrenders to nazi-Germany
  • 1941-04-23 Greece Army surrenders to German Nazis RAF brings Greek king George II to Egypt
  • 1941-04-27 German troops occupy Athens, Greece
  • 1941-05-01 German assault on Tobruk
  • 1941-05-03 -4] German air raid on Liverpool
  • 1941-05-08 German Q-ship Pinguin sinks in Indian Ocean
  • 1941-05-09 British intelligence at Bletchley Park breaks German spy codes after capturing Enigma machines aboard the weather ship Muenchen
  • 1941-05-13 Martin Bormann is named head of Nazi Chancellery in Germany
  • 1941-05-16 Last great German air attack on Great Britain (Birmingham)
  • 1941-05-19 Germany occupiers in Holland forbid bicycle taxis
  • 1941-05-20 Germany begins airbourne invasion of Crete
  • 1941-05-21 German airforce occupies airport at Maleme, Crete
  • 1941-05-24 German battleship Bismarck sinks the British battle cruiser HMS Hood; 1,416 die, 3 survive
  • 1941-05-26 Aircraft from HMS Ark Royal sights German battleship Bismarck
  • 1941-05-26 German occupiers begin youth labor

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1941-05-27 FDR declares state of emergency due to Germany's sinking of Robin Moor

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • 1941-05-27 German battleship Bismarck sunk by British naval force
  • 1941-05-30 British Army enters Baghdad, chasing pro-German coup government
  • 1941-05-31 German occupiers forbids Jews access to beach & swimming pools
  • 1941-06-01 Germany bans all Catholic publications
  • 1941-06-01 Germany occupies Crete after Allied evacuation
  • 1941-06-03 German occupiers stamp "J" on Jewish passports
  • 1941-06-08 British & French troops overthrow pro-German Syria
  • 1941-06-18 Turkey signs peace treaty with nazi-Germany
  • 1941-06-20 German U-203 fails on torpedo attack on US battleship Texas
  • 1941-06-22 Operation Barbarossa: Nazi Germany invades the Soviet Union during WWII
  • 1941-06-22 Germany, Italy & Romania declare war on Soviet Union
  • 1941-06-23 Germany occupies Telz, Lithuana
  • 1941-06-24 Germans advanced into Russia & took Vilna, Brest-Litovsk & Kaunas
  • 1941-06-25 Germans invade Dubno Poland, giving permission to Ukrainians to do whatever they want to 12,000 Jews living there

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1001 - 1,100 of 2,860

  • 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, composer (Don Quixote), born in Munich. Germany
  • 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)
  • 1865-07-21 Robert Kahn, German composer, born in Mannheim (d. 1951)
  • 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)
  • 1866-12-04 Vassily V Kandinsky, Russian-born German, French abstract painter (Dreamy Inspiration), born in Moscow (d. 1944)
  • 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
  • 1867-11-03 Siegfried Garibaldi Kallenberg, German composer, born in Bad Schachen (d. 1944)
  • 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)
  • 1868-12-24 Emanuel Lasker, Germany, world chess champion (1894-21)
  • 1869-02-11 Else Lasker-Schüler, German writer (d. 1945)
  • 1869-04-30 Hans Poelzig, German architect (d. 1936)
  • 1869-06-06 Siegfried Wagner, German opera composer/conductor
  • 1869-06-27 Hans Spemann, German embryologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (d. 1941)
  • 1869-10-03 Alfred Flatow, German Olympic champion gymnast (d. 1942)
  • 1869-11-13 Helene Stöcker, German feminist, pacifist and publicist (d. 1943)
  • 1869-12-02 Jonas Cohn, German/English philosopher (Theory of the Dialects)
  • 1869-12-19 Eduard Hermann, Coburg Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, German linguist (Homer)
  • 1870-01-02 Ernst Barlach, German writer and artist, born in Wedel (d. 1938)
  • 1870-01-06 Gustav Bauer, Chancellor of Germany (d. 1944)
  • 1870-01-16 Wilhelm Normann, German chemist (hardening of oils)
  • 1870-02-10 Fritz Klimsch, German sculptor/painter
  • 1870-04-07 Gustav Landauer, German socialist
  • 1870-06-21 Clara Immerwahr, German chemist (d. 1915)
  • 1870-09-04 Friedrich Panzer, German germanist (Das Nibelungenlied)
  • 1871-01-12 Paul Guthnick, German astronomer
  • 1871-01-22 Leon Jessel, German composer (The Parade of the Tin Soldiers), born in Stettin (d. 1942)
  • 1871-02-04 Friedrich Ebert, German politician, 1st Reichspräsident of the Weimar Republic (d. 1925)
  • 1871-03-27 Heinrich Mann, Germany, novelist/essayist (Blue Angel); bros of Thomas
  • 1871-04-21 Leo Blech, German composer and conductor, born in Aachen, Rhenish Prussia (d. 1958)
  • 1871-04-29 Louis William Stern, German/US philosopher (Intelligence of Children)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1001 - 1,100 of 1,967

  • 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)
  • 1938-02-06 Marianne V von Werefkin, Russ/German/Swiss house painter, dies at 77
  • 1938-02-16 Otto zur Linde, German author (Lieder of the Leids), dies at 64
  • 1938-03-27 Louis William Stern, German/US philosopher/psychologist, dies at 66
  • 1938-04-26 Edmund Husserl, German philosopher (study of phenomenon), dies at 79
  • 1938-05-04 Carl von Ossietzky, German pacifist/writer (Nobel 1935), dies at 48
  • 1938-06-15 Ernst L Kirchner, German painter, dies at 58
  • 1938-08-04 Rudolf G Binding, German poet/writer, dies at 70
  • 1938-08-09 Leo Frobenius, German ethnologist and archaeologist (African cultures), dies at 65
  • 1938-08-12 Ludwig Borchardt, German egyptologist, dies at 74
  • 1938-10-24 Ernst Barlach, German writer and artist, dies at 68
  • 1938-11-07 Earnest von Rath, German antifascist/diplomat, murdered
  • 1938-12-08 Friedrich Glauser, German-language Swiss writer (b. 1896)
  • 1938-12-24 Bruno Taut, German architect (b. 1880)
  • 1939-02-17 Willy Hess, German violinist (b. 1859)
  • 1939-03-06 [Carl L] Ferdinand von Lindemann, German mathematician, dies at 86
  • 1939-05-03 [Karl Eduard] Wilhelm Groener, German general, dies at 71
  • 1939-05-22 Ernst Toller, German playwright, commits suicide at 45
  • 1939-11-09 Dirk Klop, Dutch intelligence lt, shot by German Abwehr
  • 1939-11-29 Philipp Scheidemann, German MP (SPD)/mayor of Kassel, dies at 74
  • 1939-12-01 Max Fiedler, German composer, dies at 79
  • 1939-12-19 Karl Wagenfeld, Low German writer (Lucifer, Death & Devil), dies at 70
  • 1939-12-20 Hans Langsdorff, German capt (Graaf Spee), commits suicide
  • 1940-01-04 Conrad Weiss, German writer/poet (Heart of Words), dies at 59
  • 1940-01-12 Erich R Jaensch, German psychologist (eidetiek), dies at 56
  • 1940-01-31 René "Sascha" Schickele, German writer (Erbe am Rhein), dies at 56
  • 1940-02-27 Peter Behrens, German architect, dies
  • 1940-03-20 Alfred Ploetz, German physician, biologist, and eugenicist (b. 1860)
  • 1940-04-26 Carl Bosch, German chemist (BASF, IG Farben, Nobel 1931), dies at 65
  • 1940-06-22 Wladimir Köppen [Vladimir Köppen], German Meteorologist and Climatologist who developed the Köppen climate classification system for the regions of the world, dies at 93
  • 1940-06-22 Walter Hasenvlever, German writer commits suicide at 49
  • 1940-06-29 Paul Klee, Swiss/German painter/tutor (Modern Art), dies at 60
  • 1940-08-24 Paul G Nipkow, German TV pioneer (Nipkow disk), dies at 80
  • 1940-09-27 Walter Benjamin, German/French literature critic/writer, dies at 48
  • 1940-11-30 Fritz Volbach, German musicologist/conductor/composer, dies at 78
  • 1941-01-06 Franz Hessel, German writer, dies at 60
  • 1941-01-10 Joseph Schmidlin, German church historian, murdered at 67
  • 1941-01-11 Emanuel Lasker, German chess player (b. 1868)
  • 1941-02-24 Oskar Loerke, German director (Longest Day-1926), dies at 56
  • 1941-03-05 Ludwig Quidde, German historian/politician (Nobel 1927), dies at 82
  • 1941-03-07 Arnold Schering, German musicologist, dies at 63
  • 1941-03-07 Gunther Prien, German commandant (U-47), dies in battle
  • 1941-03-17 Joachim Schepke, German commandant (U-100), dies in battle
  • 1941-03-21 Robert Liefmann, German economist (Kartelle und Trusts), dies at 67

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1941-06-04 Wilhelm II von Hohenzollern, German Emperor (1888-1918), dies of a pulmonary embolus at 82

German Emperor and King of Prussia Wilhelm II
German Emperor and King of Prussia
Wilhelm II
  • 1941-06-15 Otfrid Foerster, German neurologist (b. 1873)
  • 1941-07-17 Emil Barth, German revolutionary (Social Democratic Party), dies at 62