German History (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 200 of 1,893

  • 1524-07-19 Peasants' War begins in Germany's Black Forest
  • 1525-02-20 Swiss & German mercenaries desert Francois I's army
  • 1525-05-15 The battle of Frankenhausen: German peasant army surrounded, 5,000 slaughtered ; ends the peasants' uprising
  • 1525-07-19 Catholic German monarchy form Union of Dessau
  • 1526-05-02 German evangelical monarchy joins Schmalkaldische League
  • 1527-05-06 Spanish & German Imperial troops sack Rome; ending Renaissance
  • 1527-05-30 University of Marburg (Germany) founded
  • 1530-06-20 German Parliament joins to Augsburg together

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1530-06-25 The Augsburg Confession where Germany's Protestant princes force Holy Roman emperor Charles V to hear their Confession of Faith

King of Spain and Holy Roman Emperor Charles V
King of Spain and Holy Roman Emperor
Charles V
  • 1531-02-27 Evangelical German monarchy/towns form Schmalkaldische Union
  • 1534-01-24 Francois I signs classified treaty with evangelical German monarchy
  • 1534-05-12 German Duchy of Wurttemberg becomes Lutheran under Ulrich, Duke of Württemberg
  • 1538-06-10 Catholic German monarchy signs League of Neuremberg
  • 1539-04-19 Charles, protestant German monarch, signs Treaty of Frankrfurt
  • 1545-03-24 German Parliament opens in Worms
  • 1547-05-16 Protestant German monarch surrenders to Karel in Wittenberg
  • 1547-09-01 Charles demands creation of Imperial League (German state)
  • 1552-01-15 France signs secret treaty with German Protestants
  • 1558-12-29 Charles V, King of Spain and Holy Roman Emperor, buried in El Escorial, San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain
  • 1577-07-24 Spanish army/German mercenaries conquer Namur
  • 1596-10-24 -26] Battle at Kerestes: Ottoman beat Austria-Hungary & Germany
  • 1597-08-11 Germany throws out English sales people
  • 1609-07-10 Catholic German monarchy forms Catholic League

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1610-01-01 German astronomer Simon Marius 1st discovers the Jupiter moons, but does not officially report it, Galileo does on July 1 1610

Astronomer & Physicist Galileo Galilei
Astronomer & Physicist
Galileo Galilei
  • 1612-12-15 German Astronomer Simon Marius is 1st to observe Andromeda galaxy through a telescope
  • 1614-09-01 Vincent Fettmich expels Jews from Frankfurt-on-Main, Germany
  • 1622-01-07 Germany & Transylvania sign Peace of Nikolsburg
  • 1625-04-07 Albrecht von Wallenstein appointed German supreme commander
  • 1630-07-03 Emperor Ferdinand II opens German Parliament
  • 1631-01-23 France & Sweden sign anti-German Treaty of Barwald
  • 1631-05-20 Magdeburg in Germany seized by forces of the Holy Roman Empire under earl Johann Tilly, most inhabitants massacred, one of the bloodiest incidents of the Thirty Years' War.
  • 1633-04-23 Sweden & Protestant German monarchy form Union of Heilbronn
  • 1634-08-26 Battle at Nordlingen Bavarian: emperor Ferdinand II & Spain beat Sweden & German protestants
  • 1634-09-05 -6] Battle at Nordlingen: King Ferdinand III & Spain beat Sweden & German protestants
  • 1634-09-06 Battle at Nordlingen ends in Swedish/protestant German defeat
  • 1634-10-11 Burchardi flood - "the second Grote Mandrenke" kills about 15,000 in North Friesland, Denmark and Germany
  • 1653-05-24 German Parliament selects Ferdinand II king of Austria
  • 1656-12-01 Germany promises Poland aid against Sweden

AgreementTreaty of Interest

1671-11-01 French King Louis XIV & RC German emperor Leopold I sign secret anti-Dutch treaty

The Sun King of France Louis XIV
The Sun King of France
Louis XIV
  • 1679-02-05 German emperor Leopold I signs peace with France
  • 1683-07-24 1st settlers from Germany to US, leave aboard Concord
  • 1683-09-15 Germantown, Pensylvania, founded by 13 immigrant families
  • 1683-10-06 13 Mennonite families from Germany found Germantown, Philadelphia
  • 1684-08-15 Spain & Germany sign cease fire with France
  • 1686-07-09 Germany, Sweden & Spain sign anti-French League of Augsburg
  • 1688-02-18 Quakers conduct 1st formal protest of slavery in Germantown, Pa
  • 1688-09-24 France declares war on Germany
  • 1690-01-14 Clarinet invented, in Nurnberg, Germany
  • 1697-10-30 Germany signs French/English/Spanish/Dutch/Brandenburgs peace treaty ending Nine Year War
  • 1699-03-04 Jews are expelled from Lübeck, Germany
  • 1701-09-07 Germany, England & Netherlands sign anti-French covenant
  • 1704-08-13 Battle of Blenheim (aka Second Battle of Höchstädt): a combined British, German & Dutch army led by John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, decisively beat French & Bavarian forces.
  • 1709-09-03 1st major group of Swiss/German colonists reaches NC/SC
  • 1716-04-15 Great Northern War: Prussian troops occupy Swedish controlled German port of Wismar
  • 1717-01-14 German mob leader "Sjako" sentenced to death in Amsterdam
  • 1733-09-26 France, Spain & Sardinia sign anti-German covenant
  • 1735-03-13 1st US Moravian bishop, David Nitschmann, consecrated in Germany
  • 1742-01-24 German leaders elect Charles VII Albert Emperor
  • 1757-01-17 German Diet declares war on Prussia
  • 1758-06-23 Seven Years' War: Battle of Krefeld - British forces defeat French troops at Krefeld in Germany.
  • 1761-12-16 Seven Years' War: After four-month siege, Russian army under Pyotr Rumyantsev takes Prussian fortress of Kolobrzeg (German: Kolberg).
  • 1775-04-11 The last execution for witchcraft in Germany takes place.

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

1777-10-04 Battle of Germantown: Gen George Washington's troops attack and are defeated by the British at Germantown, Pennsylvania

First US President George Washington
First US President
George Washington
  • 1780-04-16 The University of Münster in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany is founded.
  • 1793-03-18 The first republican state in Germany, the Republic of Mainz, is declared by Andreas Joseph Hofmann.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1796-03-30 Carl Friedrich Gauss, German mathematician, discovers the construction of the heptadecagon

Mathematician, Astronomer, and Physicist Carl Friedrich Gauss
Mathematician, Astronomer, and Physicist
Carl Friedrich Gauss
  • 1796-04-08 Carl Friedrich Gauss, German mathematician, proves the quadratic reciprocity law (the ability to determine the solvability of any quadratic equation in modular arithmetic)
  • 1803-02-25 1,800 sovereign German states unite into 60 states
  • 1804-09-01 Juno, one of the largest main belt asteroids, was discovered by German astronomer Karl Ludwig Harding.
  • 1811-01-08 Louisiana slave revolt by Charles Deslondes at German Coast

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1812-01-09 Swedish Pomerania (Germany) seized by Napoleon

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte
  • 1813-11-02 Treaty of Fulda signed in Germany after Battle of Leipzig
  • 1814-09-05 -15] Battle of Masurische Meren: Germans chase Russians out of East Prussia
  • 1814-11-28 The Times of London first printed by automatic, steam powered presses built by German inventors Friedrich Koenig and Andreas Friedrich Bauer - makes newspapers available to a mass audience
  • 1815-06-08 39 German states unite under Act of Confederation
  • 1816-03-06 Jews are expelled from Free city of Lubeck Germany
  • 1829-10-17 1st supposed attack on abandoned German teenager Kaspar Hauser
  • 1834-01-01 German Tolunie goes into effect
  • 1835-10-03 Staedtler Company was founded by J.S. Staedtler in Nuremburg, Germany.
  • 1835-12-07 Bavarian Ludwig railway opens - first German steam railway
  • 1842-05-05 City-wide fire burns for over 100 hours (Hamburg Germany)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1844-10-01 German explorer Ludwig Leichhardt departs Jimbour, the farthest outpost of settlement on the Queensland Darling Downs, to begin his exploration of Australia's Northern Territory from Moreton Bay to Port Essington

Explorer and Naturalist Ludwig Leichhardt
Explorer and Naturalist
Ludwig Leichhardt
  • 1845-12-17 German explorer Ludwig Leichhardt arrives in Port Essington after a nearly 4,800 km (3,000 mi) overland journey to explore Australia's Northern Territory
  • 1846-03-25 German explorer Ludwig Leichhardt arrives in Sydney to a hero's welcome after completing his exploration of Australia's Northern Territory
  • 1847-05-24 German explorer Ludwig Leichhardt is awarded the Patron's Medal by the Royal Geographical Society, London in recognition of 'the increased knowledge of the great continent of Australia' gained by his Moreton Bay-Port Essington journey
  • 1847-07-20 German astronomer Theodor discovers Comet Brorsen-Metcalf
  • 1847-10-01 German inventor and industrialist Werner von Siemens founds Siemens AG & Halske
  • 1848-04-03 German explorer Ludwig Leichhardt is seen for the last time at McPherson's Station, Coogoon, before he disappears on the same expedition to reach the Swan River
  • 1848-05-18 Opening of the first German National Assembly (Nationalversammlung) in Frankfurt, Germany.
  • 1848-07-19 German Parliament demands Dutch province of Limburg
  • 1848-11-09 Robert Blum, a German revolutionary and MP (Liberal), is executed in Vienna.
  • 1849-05-03 The May Uprising in Dresden begins - the last of the German revolutions of 1848.
  • 1850-01-26 1st German language daily newspaper in US published, NYC

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1850-08-28 Richard Wagner's opera "Lohengrin" premieres at Weimar, Germany

Composer Richard Wagner
Composer
Richard Wagner
  • 1850-11-29 The treaty, Punctation of Olmütz, signed in Olomouc means diplomatic capitulation of Prussia to Austrian Empire, which took over the leadership of German Confederation.
  • 1854-03-01 German psychologist Friedrich Eduard Beneke disappears; two years later his remains are found in a canal near Charlottenburg.
  • 1860-05-17 German football club TSV 1860 München is founded

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1862-10-08 Otto von Bismarck becomes Chancellor of the German Empire

German Statesman Otto von Bismarck
German Statesman
Otto von Bismarck
  • 1863-01-04 The New Apostolic Church is established in Germany
  • 1863-07-14 Jews of Holstein Germany granted equality

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 2,720


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1571-12-27 Johannes Kepler, Weil der Stadt, Germany, astronomer (planetary Motion), (d. 1630)

Astronomer Johannes Kepler
Astronomer
Johannes Kepler
  • 1573-01-10 Simon Marius, German astronomer (d. 1624)
  • 1573-02-28 Elias Hill, German architect/city builder (Augsburg)
  • 1575-07-25 Christoph Scheiner, Germany, astronomer
  • 1576-05-27 Caspar Schoppe, German scholar (d. 1649)
  • 1578-03-18 Adam Elsheimer, German painter/cartoonist/etcher, baptized
  • 1578-07-09 Ferdinand II, King of Bohemia/Hungary/German Emperor (1619-37)
  • 1582-10-17 Johann Gerhard, German Lutheran leader (d. 1637)
  • 1583-09-24 Albrecht Eusebius Wenzel von Wallenstein, German general
  • 1586-01-20 Johann Hermann Schein, German composer (Fontana d'Israel)
  • 1586-08-17 Johann V Andreae, German vicar/writer (Christenburg)
  • 1587-11-16 Joost van den Vondel, Dutch poet/dramatist (Jephtha), born in Cologne, Germany
  • 1592-04-20 John Eliot, St Germans Cornwall, English MP/author
  • 1592-05-01 Johann A Schall von Bell, German missionaries/astronomer
  • 1593-05-20 Salomo Glassius, German theologian (d. 1656)
  • 1595-05-27 Benedictus Carpzovius, [Benedikt Carpzov], German lawyer
  • 1597-12-23 Martin Opitz, Germany, poet "Father of Modern German Poetry"
  • 1599-09-20 Christian the Younger, German Protestant military leader (d. 1623)
  • 1601-05-02 Athanasius Kircher, German Jesuit/inventor (magic lantern)
  • 1602-01-06 Karl Rabenhaupt, German/Dutch baron of Sucha/army leader
  • 1604-01-04 Jacob Balde, German jesuit/barok conductor (Jephthe)
  • 1604-07-08 Heinrich Albert, Germany, composer (Arien oder Melodien)
  • 1605-07-29 Simon Dach, Prussian German poet, born in Memel, East Prussia (d. 1659)
  • 1605-09-23 Daniel von Czepko, German poet
  • 1607-03-12 Paul Gerhardt, German hymnist (d. 1676)
  • 1607-11-01 Georg Philipp Harsdorffer, German poet (d. 1658)
  • 1608-02-05 Gaspar Schott, German mathematician (d. 1666)
  • 1608-07-13 Ferdinand III, King of Hungary/Bohemia/German Emperor (1637-57)
  • 1609-10-05 Paul Fleming, German poet, born in Hartenstein, Saxony (d. 1640)
  • 1610-03-01 Johann B Schup, [Schuppius], German poet/historian
  • 1611-09-08 Johann Friedrich Gronovius, German classical scholar (d. 1671)
  • 1612-06-23 Justus G Schottel, [Schottelius], German poet
  • 1615-06-27 Johann Paul Schor, German Baroque painter
  • 1616-02-28 Kaspar Förster, German composer, born in Gdańsk, Poland (d. 1673)
  • 1616-05-19 Johann Jakob Froberger, German singer/organist/composer
  • 1616-10-02 Andreas Gryphius, German lyric poet and dramatist, born in Glogau, Silesia (d. 1664)
  • 1616-10-11 Andreas Gryphius, German writer (d. 1664)
  • 1617-08-13 Johann A Quenstedt, German Lutherian theologist
  • 1619-10-08 Philipp von Zesen, German poet/historian (Amsterdam)
  • 1620-01-31 Georg F von Waldeck, German commander-in-chief
  • 1620-12-18 Heinrich Roth, German Sanskrit scholar (d. 1668)
  • 1622-02-24 Johannes Clauberg, German theologian and philosopher (d. 1665)
  • 1624-06-15 Hiob Ludolf, German orientalist (d. 1704)
  • 1624-12-25 Angelus Silesius, [Johann Scheffler], German mystic (St Seelenlust)
  • 1626-12-20 Veit Ludwig von Seckendorff, German statesman (d. 1692)
  • 1628-01-01 Christoph Bernhard, German composer
  • 1632-01-08 Samuel, Freiherr von Pufendorf, German jurist
  • 1632-01-29 Johann Georg Graevius, German classical scholar and critic (d. 1703)
  • 1632-05-08 Heino Heinrich Graf von Flemming, German marshal (d. 1706)
  • 1632-08-02 Kaspar von Stieler, German poet (Teutsche Wolredner)
  • 1633-09-08 Ferdinand IV of Germany (d. 1654)
  • 1634-01-07 Adam Krieger, German composer
  • 1635-01-13 Philipp Jakob Spener, German theologian (d. 1705)
  • 1635-02-01 Marquard Gude, German archaeologist (d. 1689)
  • 1636-04-29 Esaias Reusner, German lutenist and composer, born in Lwówek Śląski, Poland (d. 1679)
  • 1637-07-08 Johann Georg Ebeling, German composer, born in Lüneburg (d. 1676)
  • 1637-08-16 Emilie Juliane of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt, German countess and poet (d. 1706)
  • 1638-03-14 Johann Georg Gichtel, German mystic (d. 1710)
  • 1639-02-06 Daniel Georg Morhof, German writer and scholar (d. 1691)
  • 1642-06-20 George Hickes, English linguistic (Old German Philology)
  • 1642-12-06 Johann Christoph Bach, German composer (d. 1703)
  • 1644-07-02 Abraham a Santa Clara, [Johann Megerle], German court vicar
  • 1645-02-09 Johann Aegidius Bach, German violistian (d. 1716)
  • 1646-07-01 Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, German mathematician and philosopher (differential and integral calculus), born in Leipzig (d. 1716)
  • 1646-07-29 Johann Theile, German composer (Adam & Eve)
  • 1646-08-08 Godfrey Kneller, German-born painter (d. 1723)
  • 1647-08-12 Johann Heinrich Acker, German writer (d. 1719)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1648-08-09 Johann Michael Bach, German composer (In Dulci Jubilo), born in Arnstadt, Germany (d. 1694)

  • 1651-04-10 Ehrenfried Walther von Tschirnhaus, German mathematician (d. 1708)
  • 1651-09-16 Engelbert Kaempfer, German physician and traveler (d. 1716)
  • 1652-05-27 Elisabeth C "Liselotte" van de Palts, German/French duchess of Orleans
  • 1652-12-09 Augustus Quirinus Rivinus, German physician (d. 1723)
  • 1653-01-07 Bernhard Albinus, Germany, court-physician (Frederick of Prussia)
  • 1653-05-30 Claudia Felicitas of Austria, Empress consort of Germany (d. 1676)
  • 1653-12-24 Georg Motz, German composer, born in Augsburg (d. 1733)
  • 1654-03-16 Andreas Acoluthus, German orientalist (d. 1704)
  • 1654-11-05 Christian Liebe, German composer
  • 1655-01-01 Christian Thomasius, German jurist (d. 1728)
  • 1660-02-19 Friedrich Hoffmann, German physician and chemist (d. 1742)
  • 1660-05-20 Andreas Schlüter, German sculptor (d. 1714)
  • 1660-10-21 Georg Ernst Stahl, German scientist (d. 1734)
  • 1660-11-15 Hermann von der Hardt, German historian (d. 1746)
  • 1660-11-20 Daniel Ernst Jablonski, German theologian (d. 1741)
  • 1660-12-26 Peter Schenck, German/Neth engraver/publisher, baptised
  • 1661-09-02 Georg Bohm, German organist/composer
  • 1662-05-03 Matthäus Daniel Pöppelmann, German architect (d. 1736)
  • 1663-03-22 August Hermann Francke, German Protestant minister (d. 1727)
  • 1665-02-12 Rudolph J Camerarius, German botanist/physician (sexuality plant)
  • 1665-03-27 Benjamin Neukirch, German poet (Herrn von Hofmannswaldau)
  • 1666-03-15 George Bähr, German architect (Frauenkirche, Dresden) (d. 1738)
  • 1666-07-10 John Ernest Grabe, German-born Anglican theologian (d. 1711)
  • 1666-09-05 Gottfried Arnold, German theologist/historian/songwriter
  • 1667-11-05 Christoph Ludwig Agricola, German painter (d. 1719)
  • 1668-11-11 Johann Albert Fabricius, German scholar and bibliographer (d. 1736)
  • 1676-06-06 Georg Riedel, German composer
  • 1676-07-14 Caspar Abel, German theologian, historian, and poet (d. 1763)
  • 1677-02-04 Johann Ludwig Bach, German composer (d. 1731)
  • 1678-07-26 Joseph I Habsburg, German king/Roman catholic emperor (1705-11)
  • 1679-01-24 Christian von Wolff, German philosopher
  • 1679-10-20 Samuel von Cocceji, German lawyer

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 101 - 200 of 1,862

  • 1529-04-19 John Cuspinianus, [Spiessheimer], German physician, dies at about 55
  • 1531-02-16 Johannes Stöffler, German mathematician and astronomer (b. 1452)
  • 1531-07-08 Tilman Riemenschneider, German sculptor, dies at 71
  • 1531-11-24 Johannes Oecolampadius, German religious reformer (b. 1482)
  • 1535-02-18 Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa von Nettesheim, German royal astrologer, physician and theologian dies at 48
  • 1536-01-22 Bernhard Knipperdolling, German religious leader (b. 1495)
  • 1536-02-25 Berthold Haller, German-born reformer (b. 1492)
  • 1537-09-04 Johann Dietenberger, German theologian (b. c. 1475)
  • 1538-02-12 Albrecht Altdorfer, German painter, dies at about 57
  • 1539-05-01 Isabella of Portugal, queen of Spain and empress of Germany (b. 1503)
  • 1540-03-30 Matthäus Lang von Wellenburg, German statesman and Archbishop of Salzburg (b. 1469)
  • 1540-10-04 Helius Eobanus Hessus, German humanist/poet (Silvae), dies
  • 1541-08-01 Simon Grynaeus, German theologian (b. 1493)
  • 1545-01-16 George Spalatin, German reformer (b. 1484)
  • 1547-01-16 Johannes Schöner, German astronomer and cartographer (b. 1477)
  • 1548-08-06 Georg Rhau/Rhaw, German cantor/composer/music publisher, dies
  • 1548-11-16 Caspar Cruciger, German church reformer, dies at 44
  • 1549-01-28 Elia Levita, German-Yiddish writer (Habachur), dies at about 80
  • 1550-09-08 Hans [Johann] Vischer, German count of Johann Cicero, dies
  • 1552-01-11 Johannes Cochlaeus, [Dobeneck], German humanist/theologist, dies
  • 1552-02-26 Heinrich Faber, German composer
  • 1552-04-21 Peter Apianus, [Bennewitz/Bienewitz], German astronomer, dies at 50
  • 1552-08-15 Hermann of Wied, German Catholic archbishop (b. 1477)
  • 1553-02-19 Erasmus Reinhold, German mathematician, dies at 41
  • 1553-10-16 Lucas Cranach Sr, German painter, dies at 81
  • 1553-10-30 Jacob Sturm von Sturmeck, German statesman and reformer (b. 1489)
  • 1554-02-21 Hieronymus Bock, German doctor (founder of modern botany), dies
  • 1554-03-03 Johann Friedrich, the Generous, Elector of Saxony (1532-47) and Head of the Protestant Confederation of Germany (the Schmalkaldic League), dies at 50
  • 1554-06-19 Sixt[us] Birck [Xystus Betulius], German writer (Judith), dies at 53
  • 1555-10-09 Justus Jonas, German Protestant reformer (b. 1493)
  • 1555-11-21 Georg Agricola, [Bauer], German mineralogist (zinc), dies at 61
  • 1556-06-10 Martin Agricola [M Sore], German composer/cantor, dies
  • 1556-10-31 John Sleidanus, German humanist/historian (Commentary), dies at 50
  • 1557-04-21 Petrus Apianus, German mathematician (b. 1495)
  • 1558-04-20 Johannes Bugenhagen, German reformer (b. 1485)
  • 1559-03-30 Adam Ries, German mathematician (b. 1492)
  • 1559-11-28 Erasmus Sarcerius, German Lutheran theologian and reformer, dies at about 58
  • 1560-11-07 Peter S Lotichius, [Peter Lotz], German poet (Opera omnia), dies
  • 1561-03-25 Conrad Lycosthenes, French-born German philosopher and encyclopedist (b. 1518)
  • 1563-02-02 Hans Neusiedler, Hungarian/German luitist/author, dies at approx 54
  • 1564-10-18 Johannes Acronius Frisius, German physician and mathematician (b. 1520)
  • 1565-05-14 Nicolaus von Amsdorf, German reform theologist, dies
  • 1566-05-10 Leonhard Fuchs, German botanist, dies at 65
  • 1566-09-22 John Agricola, [Schneider], German theologist/prime minister, dies
  • 1567-04-18 Wilhelm von Grumbach, German military man, dies at 63
  • 1567-04-19 Michael Stifel, German theologist/mathematician, dies at about 79
  • 1568-05-23 Adolf van Nassau, German son of Willem the Rich, dies in battle at 27
  • 1571-07-17 Georg Fabricius, German poet and historian (b. 1516)
  • 1574-04-14 Christoffel Palts, German general strategist, dies in battle
  • 1574-04-17 Joachim Camerarius, [Liebhard Kammerer], German philologist, dies
  • 1574-11-28 Georg Major, German Protestant theologian (b. 1502)
  • 1576-02-10 Guilielmus Xylander, German classical scholar (b. 1532)
  • 1580-08-01 Albrecht Giese, German politician and diplomat (b. 1524)
  • 1581-10-23 Michael Neander, German mathematician and astronomer (b. 1529)
  • 1583-03-06 Zacharias Ursinus, German theologist (Heidelberger), dies at 48
  • 1586-01-25 Lucas Cranach "the Young", German painter, dies at 70
  • 1588-06-10 Valentin Weigel, German mystic, dies
  • 1589-11-14 Philipp Apianus [Bennewitz/Bienewitz], German geographer, dies at 58
  • 1590-01-07 Jacob Andreae, German theologist (Formulae Concordiae), dies at 61
  • 1595-05-25 Valens Acidalius, German critic and poet (b. 1567)
  • 1596-09-15 Leonhard Rauwolf, German physician and botanist (b. 1535 or 1540)
  • 1597-01-29 Elias Ammerbach, German organist (b. 1530)
  • 1597-06-02 Diederik Sonoy, German/Neth governor of Northern quarter, dies at 67
  • 1597-12-18 Barbara Blomberg, German mistress of emperor Karel, dies at 67
  • 1598-10-11 Joachim Camerarius, German botanist (horticulture catalog), dies
  • 1602-02-03 Paul Melissus, [Paul Schede], German poet/composer, dies at 62
  • 1602-09-25 Caspar Peucer, German reformer (b. 1525)
  • 1607-10-26 Philipp Nicolai, German Lutherian theologist/poet/composer, dies at 52
  • 1610-12-11 Adam Elsheimer, German painter/cartoonist/etcher, buried at 32
  • 1610-12-31 Ludolph van Ceulen, German mathematician (b. 1540)
  • 1612-01-20 Rudolf II von Habsburg, emperor of Germany (1576-1612), dies at 59
  • 1615-03-04 Hans von Aachen, German painter, dies
  • 1616-07-25 Andreas Libavius, German alchemist, dies
  • 1616-10-23 Leonhard Hutter, German theologian (b. 1563)
  • 1617-05-07 David Fabricius, German astronomer, dies at 53
  • 1620-03-09 Aegidius Albertinus, German writer (Lucifer's Kingdom), dies at 59
  • 1620-03-25 Johannes Nucius, German composer
  • 1621-02-15 Michael Praetorius, German composer (In Dulce Jubilo), dies at 50
  • 1623-06-16 Christian, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg-Wolfenbüttel, German Protestant military leader (b. 1599)
  • 1625-03-07 Johann Bayer, German astronomer (b. 1572)
  • 1625-09-20 Heinrich Meibom, German historian and critic (b. 1555)
  • 1626-11-29 Ernst, Graf von Mansfield, German soldier (c. 1580)
  • 1628-02-20 Gregor Aichinger, German composer/organist, dies at about 63
  • 1628-06-08 Rudolph Goclenius, German philosopher (b. 1547)

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1630-11-15 Johannes Kepler, German astronomer, dies at 58

Astronomer Johannes Kepler
Astronomer
Johannes Kepler
  • 1630-11-19 Johann Hermann Schein, German composer (Opella Nova), dies at 44
  • 1631-10-20 Michael Maestlin, German astronomer and mathematician (b. 1550)
  • 1634-02-25 Albrecht WE baron von Wallenstein, German duke, murdered at 50
  • 1635-02-13 Georg R Weckerlin, German poet, dies at 50
  • 1635-08-07 Friedrich von Spee, German writer (b. 1591)
  • 1637-02-15 Ferdinand II, King of Bohemia/Hun/German Emperor (1619-37), dies at 58
  • 1637-08-10 Johann Gerhard, German Lutheran leader (b. 1582)
  • 1638-08-12 Johannes Althusius, [Althaut], German lawyer, dies at about 81
  • 1638-11-08 Johann H Alsted, German theologist/philosopher, dies at 50
  • 1639-06-01 Melchior Franck, German composer
  • 1639-07-18 Bernhard of Saxe-Weimar, German prince and general (b. 1604)
  • 1639-08-20 Martin Opitz, German poet/historian (Troerinnen), dies at 41
  • 1646-01-06 Elias Hill, German architect of Augsburg, dies at 72
  • 1649-03-19 Gerhard Johann Vossius, German classical scholar and theologian (b. 1577)
  • 1649-11-19 Caspar Schoppe, German scholar (b. 1576)