German History (Part 4)

Historical Events

Events 301 - 400 of 1,893

  • 1905-09-23 Mbunga-siege of Fort Mahenge German East-Africa broken
  • 1906-03-31 GB Shaw's German version of "Caesar & Cleopatra" premieres in Berlin
  • 1906-06-05 Determined to keep pace with Britain as a major naval power, the German Reichstag passes new navy legislation, increasing the total tonnage in Germany's fleet

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1906-08-15 King Edward VII of Great Britain visits German Emperor Wilhelm II to discuss the escalating rivalry between their nations' naval forces

German Emperor and King of Prussia Wilhelm II
German Emperor and King of Prussia
Wilhelm II
  • 1906-12-13 German chancellor Bernhard von Bulow disbands the Parliament
  • 1907-02-07 Conservative coalition take over Reichstag in Germany after rallying conservatives against the threat of a socialist government
  • 1907-06-15 The 2nd Hague Peace Conference meets in an attempt to stop the arms race; Germany resists, but conference does make important rules around the rights of neutral powers
  • 1907-08-03 Emperor Wilhelm (Germany) meets with Tsar Nicholas (Russia) to discuss Germany's plan to build a railroad to Baghdad; the discussion helps move Russia towards Britain and eventually the Triple Alliance
  • 1907-08-16 Mulay Hafid is proclaimed the Sultan of Morocco by supporters leading to civil war; Mulay is supported by Germany while France supports the existing Sultan
  • 1907-10-27 The first trial of the so called Eulenberg Affair, which will rock the highest circles of Germany, ends
  • 1907-12-13 German Emperor Wilhelm II visits Amsterdam
  • 1908-04-23 Denmark, Germany, Britain, France, Netherlands & Sweden sign North Sea accord

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1908-06-09 King Edward VII of Great Britain visits Tsar Nicholas II at Reval, Russia, where the two discuss the growing power of Germany and British plans for reform in Macedonia

  • 1908-06-14 Fourth German Navy Bill is passed authorising the financing the building of another four major warships.
  • 1908-08-11 King Edward VII of Britain meets with Emperor Wilhelm of Friedrichshof, Germany; the main point of contention is the increasing size of Germany's navy
  • 1908-08-13 King Edward VII of Great Britain meets with Emperor Franz Joseph of Austria at Ischl; the King tries to persuade the Emperor to advise Germany against aggressive (anti-British) policies
  • 1908-10-28 The English Newspaper the Daily Telegraph prints an interview with Germany's Emperor Wilhelm II, who characterises himself as personally friendly to Britain but suggests the German people people are hostile, causing uproar in both countries
  • 1908-12-09 The German Reichstag adopts a progressive social law restricting hours of factory work by young people and women
  • 1909-02-08 France & Germany sign treaty about Morocco
  • 1909-03-02 Great Britain, France, Germany & Italy asks Serbia to set no territorial demands
  • 1909-03-12 Alarmed over increasing German naval strength, Parliament passes a new naval appropriations bill
  • 1909-03-21 Germany sends Russia a diplomatic notes requesting recognition of the Austrian annexation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and cessation of support to Serbia in the controversy
  • 1909-07-14 Germany chancellor Bernhard von Bulow resigns
  • 1909-09-12 World's first patent for synthetic rubber granted to German chemist Fritz Hofmann
  • 1910-01-19 Germany & Bolivia end commerce/friendship treaty
  • 1910-01-22 Opera "Germania" premieres in NYC
  • 1910-04-24 German Catholic youth movement Quickborn forms
  • 1910-06-19 1st airship in service "Germany"
  • 1910-11-04 Russian Tsar Nicholas II visits German Emperor Wilhelm II at Potsdam; they force tentative agreements on spheres of influence in the Middle East
  • 1911-03-08 International Women's Day is launched in Copenhagen, Denmark, by Clara Zetkin, leader of the Women's Office for the Social Democratic Party in Germany.
  • 1911-05-26 Germany passes legislation organizing Alsace and Lorraine as an autonomous state with a legislature
  • 1911-07-01 The German gunboat 'Panther' arrives off Agadir allegedly to protect German interests and nationals in Morocco
  • 1911-07-20 Generals Henry Wilson/Auguste Dubail sign plan for British Expeditionary army in case of war with Germany
  • 1911-07-31 Hungarian education is only taught in German

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1911-08-23 British Prime Minister H. H. Asquith holds secret meeting about British strategy in case of war with Germany

British Prime Minister H. H. Asquith
British Prime Minister
H. H. Asquith
  • 1911-11-04 France & Germany sign treaty about Morocco & Congo
  • 1912-02-08 British Emissary journeys to Berlin to suggest that Britain might support German colonial aspirations in Africa if Germany agrees to hold her current naval strength
  • 1912-07-22 In the face of ever-increasing German naval power, the British Admiralty decides to recall British warships from the Mediterranean and base them in the North Sea
  • 1912-12-05 The Triple Alliance among Italy, Austria, and Germany (originally signed in 1882) is renewed for six years, beginning in 1914, a move inspired by instability in the Balkans
  • 1913-04-21 German passenger ship Imperator runs aground
  • 1913-06-30 To increase the peacetime strength of the German Army, the Reichstag pass the Army and Finance Bills, a massive defense buildup
  • 1913-08-13 Otto Witte, a German acrobat and fantasist, is purportedly crowned King of Albania.
  • 1914-05-15 US Colonel Edward House sails for Europe to persuade major powers to reduce armies and navies; from Germany, House reports: 'Everybody's nerves are tense; it only needs a spark to set the whole thing off'
  • 1914-07-05 Germany offers Austria war aid to fight against Russia in Serbia
  • 1914-07-25 Germany Socialist-Democrat Party declares: "No German blood for Austrian tyrant" in response to German support of Austria-Hungary
  • 1914-07-26 Irish Volunteers unload a shipment of 1,500 rifles and 45,000 rounds of ammunition arrived from Germany aboard Erskine Childers' yacht the Asgard; British troops fire on jeering crowd on Bachelors Walk, Dublin, killing three citizens
  • 1914-07-30 French troops withdraw 10 km from German border
  • 1914-07-31 German Emperor Wilhelm II threatens war, orders Russia to demobilize
  • 1914-08-01 Emperor Wilhelm II of Germany declares war on his nephew Tsar Nicholas II (WW I) of Russia in WWI
  • 1914-08-01 France & Germany mobilize their troops at outbreak of WWI
  • 1914-08-01 Trois Vierges: German 69th infantry regiment enters Luxembourg on outbreak of WWI
  • 1914-08-02 Belgian government receives German ultimatum
  • 1914-08-02 German press falsely reports that French bombed Nuremberg
  • 1914-08-02 German troops overthrows Luxembourg
  • 1914-08-02 Germany & Turkey sign secret treaty of alliance
  • 1914-08-03 Belgium rejects demand to allow free crossing for German army
  • 1914-08-03 German battle cruiser Goeben leaves Messina
  • 1914-08-03 Germany invades Belgium & declares war on France in WW I
  • 1914-08-04 WWI: German army shoots Belgian priests and burns down village of Battice
  • 1914-08-04 German fleet under admiral Souchon fire on Algerian coast
  • 1914-08-04 WWI: Germany declares war on Belgium; Britain declares war on Germany
  • 1914-08-04 WWI: King Albert I becomes Supreme Commander of Belgian army after German declaration of war
  • 1914-08-04 WWI: Field Marshal Lord Kitchener becomes British Minister of War after British declaration of war on Germany
  • 1914-08-05 Massive German assault on forts around Liège
  • 1914-08-05 Westerschelde leaves due to German invasion in Belgium
  • 1914-08-06 WWI: German Zeppelin bombs Liege, 9 killed
  • 1914-08-06 WWI: Serbia declares war against Germany
  • 1914-08-07 Engagement between British cruiser HMS Gloucester and German cruisers SMS Breslau and SMS Goeben off Greece
  • 1914-08-07 German army occupies city of Liege, Belgium
  • 1914-08-08 Montenegro declares war on Germany
  • 1914-08-09 German U-15 was sunk by the British cruiser, H.M.S. Birmingham
  • 1914-08-10 At Liege, German 12"/16.5" guns reach Belgian boundary
  • 1914-08-10 German battle cruiser Goeben reaches Dardanellen/Turkey joins Germany
  • 1914-08-10 German troops reconquer Mulhouse in Elzas
  • 1914-08-12 German 16.5"/12" guns fires on forts round Liege
  • 1914-08-13 -14] German army occupies forts at Liege

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1914-08-15 Dinant, Belgium, destroyed by German bombs. Lt Charles de Gaulle (24), injured

French President Charles de Gaulle
French President
Charles de Gaulle
  • 1914-08-15 The first large public gathering of Boers in South Africa who do not want to support Britain in a war against Germany; British authorities will try to repress this movement, but discontent spreads
  • 1914-08-16 German army occupies last fort at Liege, Belgian general Leman caught
  • 1914-08-19 German army executed 150 Belgians by firing squad
  • 1914-08-19 German fleet bombs English coast
  • 1914-08-20 German General von Bulow executes 211 Belgians
  • 1914-08-20 Battle at Gumbinnen, East-Prussia: Russians beat Germans
  • 1914-08-20 Battle at Morhange: German troops chase French, killing thousands
  • 1914-08-20 German army captured Brussels as the Belgian army retreated to Antwerp
  • 1914-08-21 Belgium: German troops occupy Tamines
  • 1914-08-22 1st encounter between British & German troops (in Belgium)
  • 1914-08-22 German troops execute 384 inhabitants of Tamines, Belgium
  • 1914-08-23 -24] German troops plunder Belgium
  • 1914-08-23 Japan declares war on Germany in World War I
  • 1914-08-24 Battle at Bergen: Germans defeat Belgian/British troops
  • 1914-08-24 German troops occupy Namur, Belgium
  • 1914-08-25 Belgium: German army begins 6 week plundering of Leuven, Belgium
  • 1914-08-25 German Zeppelins bomb Antwerp, Belgium, 10 die
  • 1914-08-25 German troops march into France and push French army to the Sedan
  • 1914-08-26 Battle of Tannenberg (WWI) - 8th German army defeats Russian Narev army
  • 1914-08-27 Second day of Battle of Tannenberg (WWI): Germans bombard Usdau
  • 1914-08-28 Third day of Battle of Tannenberg (WWI): violent German/Russian battles
  • 1914-08-28 Battle of Helgoland: British fleet beats German, 1,100 killed
  • 1914-08-29 New Zealand forces capture German Samoa

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 301 - 400 of 2,721

  • 1731-12-28 Christian Cannabich, German composer/royal chaplain master
  • 1732-08-08 Johann C Adelung, German linguist/librarian
  • 1733-03-15 Johann Zoffany, German painter, baptized
  • 1733-04-27 Josef Gottlieb Kölreuter, Sulz am Neckar, German Botanist who pioneered the study of plant hybrids, especially among the tobacco plants
  • 1736-09-16 Johann N Tetens, German/Danish philosopher/mathematician
  • 1736-11-11 Johann H Schepp, German/Neth engraver

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1738-11-15 William Herschel, German/British astronomer (discovered Uranus), born in Hanover, Brunswick-Lüneburg, Holy Roman Empire (d. 1822)

Astronomer William Herschel
Astronomer
William Herschel
  • 1740-03-19 Joseph F Weigl, German/Austrian(?), violin cellist
  • 1740-08-15 Matthias Claudius, German poet (d. 1815)
  • 1740-09-12 Johann Heinrich Jung, German author (d. 1817)
  • 1741-08-25 Karl Friedrich Bahrdt, German theologian (d. 1792)
  • 1741-09-11 Johann J Angel, German author (Herr Lorenz Stark)
  • 1741-09-22 Peter S Pallas, German geologist/zoologist (Siberia/Krim)
  • 1742-07-01 Georg C Lichtenberg, German physicist/writer (types of Lichtenberg)
  • 1742-10-12 Johan Peter Melchior, German sculptor
  • 1742-12-16 Gebhard Fürst Blücher von Wahlstatt, German Field Marshal (d. 1819)
  • 1742-12-25 Charlotte von Stein, German friend of Goethe (d. 1827)
  • 1743-02-23 Mayer Amschel Rothschild, German-born banker (d. 1812)
  • 1743-12-01 Martin H Klaproth, German chemist (uranium)
  • 1744-07-19 Heinrich Christian Boie, German author (d. 1806)
  • 1744-08-25 Johann G von Herder, German philosopher/theologist/poet
  • 1746-02-16 Johann Heinse, German Sturm und Drang novelist/art critic
  • 1747-03-31 Johann Abraham Peter Schulz, German composer (Moon has Risen)
  • 1748-02-05 Christian Gottlob Neefe, German composer/conductor/tutor of Beethoven
  • 1750-03-16 Caroline Herschel, pioneering female astronomer, (comet 35P/Herschel-Rigollet), born in Hanover, Germany (d. 1848)
  • 1750-11-07 Friedrich Leopold Graf zu Stolberg, German poet (d. 1819)
  • 1751-02-18 Karl Haack, German composer, born in Berlin (d. 1819)
  • 1751-02-20 Johann Heinrich Voß, German poet (d. 1826)
  • 1751-04-09 Emanuel Schikaneder, [Johann Schickeneder], German playwright [or 9/1]
  • 1752-02-17 Friedrich M Klinger, German playwright (Wirrwarr)
  • 1752-05-11 Johann Friedrich Blumenbach, German anthropologist (d. 1840)
  • 1752-05-14 Albrecht Thaer, German agronomist (d. 1828)
  • 1753-04-28 Franz K Achard, German physicist
  • 1753-11-03 August G Meissner, German author
  • 1754-11-26 Georg Forster, German writer, naturalist (A Voyage Round the World) and revolutionary, born in Nassenhuben (Mokry Dwór), Royal Prussia, Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth (d. 1794)
  • 1755-04-10 Samuel Hahnemann, German physician/originator of homeopathy

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1755-09-24 John Marshall, 4th Chief Justice of the United States (1801-35), born in Germantown, Virginia (d. 1835)

Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States John Marshall
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
John Marshall
  • 1756-02-22 Georg Friedrich von Martens, German diplomat (d. 1821)
  • 1756-03-18 Johann Christoph Vogel, German composer, born in Nuremberg, Germany (d. 1788)
  • 1756-07-02 Christian G Korner, German lawyer/father of Karl
  • 1756-11-30 Ernst Chladni, German physicist (d. 1827)
  • 1757-01-19 Augusta Reuss-Ebersdorf, German Princess (d. 1831)
  • 1758-03-09 Franz Joseph Gall, German/French physician (frenology)
  • 1759-02-15 Friedrich A Wolfius, [Wolf], German philological (Prolegomena)
  • 1759-05-01 Jacob Albright, [Albrecht], German/US predictor
  • 1759-11-10 Frederich von Schiller, Germany, poet/lyricist (Ode to Joy) (d. 1805)
  • 1760-05-10 Johann Peter Hebel, German writer (Allemannische Gedichte), born in Basel (d. 1826)
  • 1761-01-23 Friedrich von Matthison, German poet (Adelaide)
  • 1761-05-03 August von Kotzebue, German dramatist (d. 1819)
  • 1761-07-25 Charlotte von Kalb, German writer
  • 1762-01-23 Christian A Vulpius, Germany, writer (Rinaldo Rinaldini)
  • 1762-05-19 Johann G Fichte German philosopher (Wissenschaftslehre)
  • 1763-01-29 Johann Gottfried Seume, German writer (Spaziergang nach Syrakus), born in Poserna, Saxony-Anhalt, (d. 1810)
  • 1763-02-03 Caroline von Wolzogen, [von Lengefeld], German author
  • 1763-03-21 Jean Paul, German romantic writer (Titan), born in Wunsiedel, Franconia (d. 1825)
  • 1763-07-17 John Jacob Astor, Germany, richest man in US, banker/fur trader
  • 1763-09-02 Caroline von Schelling, [Michaelis], German author
  • 1763-10-24 Dorothea von Schlegel, German novelist (d. 1839)
  • 1764-05-20 J Gottfried Schadow, German sculptor/cartoonist/lithographer
  • 1765-03-27 Franz Xaver von Baader, German philosopher/theologist
  • 1765-06-01 Friedrich Ludwig Seidel, German composer, born in Treuenbrietzen (d. 1831)
  • 1765-06-15 Johann Gottlieb Friedrich von Bohnenberger, German mathematician (d. 1831)
  • 1765-12-22 Johann Friedrich Pfaff, German mathematician (d. 1825)
  • 1766-01-25 Hans CE Freiherr von Gagern, German advisor to Dutch king Willem I
  • 1766-04-15 Friedrich Bouterwek, German philosopher/critic
  • 1766-07-18 Friedrich Fleischmann, German composer
  • 1766-10-22 Hans CE Freiherr von Gagern, German advisor to Dutch king
  • 1766-11-24 J J Friedrich Weinbrenner, German architect/archaeologist
  • 1767-04-27 Andreas Jakob Romberg, German violinist/composer (Song of the Clock)
  • 1767-06-22 Wilhelm von Humboldt, German philosopher and statesman (d. 1835)
  • 1767-09-05 August Wilhelm Schlegel, German poet/translator/critic
  • 1767-11-11 Bernhard Romberg, German cellist/composer/royal chaplain bandmaster
  • 1768-11-21 Friedrich Schleiermacher, German theologist/philosopher

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1769-09-14 Alexander von Humboldt, German naturalist and explorer (Kosmos), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1859)

Naturalist and Explorer Alexander von Humboldt
Naturalist and Explorer
Alexander von Humboldt
  • 1770-03-20 Friedrich Hölderlin, German writer (d. 1843)
  • 1770-04-09 Thomas Johann Seebeck, German physicist (d. 1831)
  • 1770-04-19 Georg Abraham Schneider, German composer
  • 1770-08-27 Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, German philosopher/inventor (dialectic)
  • 1770-09-19 Johann G Repsold, German instrument maker
  • 1770-10-22 Thomas Seebeck, Baltic German physicist (d. 1831)

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1770-12-16 Ludwig van Beethoven, Bonn, Germany, composer (5th Symphony, Ode to Joy), (d. 1827)

  • 1771-02-24 Johann Baptist Cramer, German/British pianist/composer/publisher
  • 1771-03-10 Georg F Creuzer, German philological/historian (Idea und Probe)
  • 1771-05-26 Rahel Varnhagen von Ense-Levin, German saloon owner/author
  • 1771-09-17 Johann August Apel, German jurist and writer (d. 1816)
  • 1772-03-10 Friedrich von Schlegel, Germany, romantic writer/critic (Lucinde)
  • 1772-05-02 Novalis [Georg Philipp Friedrich Freiherr von Hardenberg], German romantic writer ('Heinrich von Ofterdingen), born in Oberwiederstedt, Saxony (d. 1801)
  • 1772-05-04 Friedrich Arnold Brockhaus, German publisher (d. 1823)
  • 1773-05-31 Ludwig Tieck, German writer, born in Berlin (d. 1853)
  • 1773-06-03 Caspar G C Reinwardt, German/Dutch biologist
  • 1773-07-13 Wilhelm H Wackenroder, German writer (Fantasies about Art)
  • 1773-08-23 Jakob F Fries, German philosopher
  • 1774-01-24 Karl Moser, German composer and violinist, born in Berlin (1851)
  • 1774-04-26 Christian Leopold von Buch, German geologist (d. 1853)
  • 1774-09-08 Anna K Emmerick/Emmerich, German poet

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1775-01-27 Friedrich von Schelling, Germany, philosopher (Views on Christianity)

  • 1775-04-22 Georg Hermes, German philosopher/theologist (Hermenianen)
  • 1775-08-26 William Joseph Behr, German writer (d. 1851)
  • 1776-01-24 Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann, German writer/judge/composer (Undine)
  • 1776-05-04 Johann Friedrich Herbart, Germany, philosopher/psychologist

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 301 - 400 of 1,862

  • 1744-07-14 Immanuel J Pyra, German poet (Temple of True Poetry), dies at 28
  • 1745-01-20 Charles VII Albert, German emperor (1742-45), dies at 47
  • 1745-12-05 Christoph Förster, German composer, dies at 52
  • 1746-02-28 Hermann von der Hardt, German historian (b. 1660)
  • 1746-11-14 Georg Steller, German naturalist (b. 1709)
  • 1747-01-16 Barthold Heinrich Brockes, German poet (b. 1680)
  • 1747-04-02 Johann J Dillenius, German botanist, dies at 63
  • 1748-03-23 Johann Gottfried Walther, German composer/musicologist, dies at 63
  • 1748-12-11 Ewald G von Kleist, German lawyer/inventor of condensator, dies at 55
  • 1750-06-02 Johann Valentin Rathgeber, German composer, dies at 68

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1750-07-28 Johann Sebastian Bach, German composer (Art of the Fugue), dies at 65

  • 1751-03-21 Johann Heinrich Zedler, German publisher (b. 1706)
  • 1752-11-05 Carl Andreas Duker, German classical scholar (b. 1670)
  • 1753-08-19 [Johann] Balthasar Neumann, German architect, dies at 66
  • 1754-04-09 Christian von Wolff, German philosopher, dies at 75
  • 1754-10-28 Friedrich von Hagedorn, German poet (b. 1708)
  • 1755-09-09 Johann Lorenz von Mosheim, German historian (b. 1694)
  • 1755-10-04 Samuel von Cocceji, German lawyer, dies
  • 1755-11-25 Johann Georg Pisendel, German violist/composer, dies at 76
  • 1756-04-13 Johann T Gottlieb Goldberg, German klavecinist/composer, dies at 29
  • 1756-12-11 Theodor A Freiherr von Neuhoff, German adventurer/king, dies
  • 1758-01-01 Johann F von Cronegk, German playwright (Codrus), dies at 26
  • 1758-03-02 Johann Baptist Zimmermann, German stucco worker, buried at 78

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1759-04-14 George Frideric Handel, German-British baroque composer and organist (Messiah, Water Music), dies at 74

  • 1759-07-25 Johann C Altnikol, German organist/klavecinist/composer, dies at 39
  • 1759-08-08 Karl Heinrich Graun, German composer, dies at 55
  • 1759-08-24 Ewald C von Kleist, German poet, dies at 44
  • 1760-04-12 Ernst Gottlieb Baron, German baroque composer, dies at 64
  • 1760-05-09 Nicolaus Ludwig von Zinzendorf und Pottendorf, Austrian born German religious and social reformer, dies at 59
  • 1761-08-03 Johann Matthias Gesner, German classical scholar (b. 1691)
  • 1762-02-20 Tobias Mayer, German astronomer (b. 1723)
  • 1762-03-04 Johannes Zick, German fresco painter (b. 1702)
  • 1762-05-26 Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten, German philosopher (b. 1714)
  • 1762-07-20 Christoph Nichelsmann, German klavecinist/composer, dies
  • 1763-01-11 Caspar Abel, German theologian, historian, and poet (b. 1676)
  • 1763-10-28 Heinrich, count von Brühl, German statesman (b. 1700)
  • 1763-11-23 Friedrich Graf von Seckendorf, German soldier (b. 1673)
  • 1764-04-17 Johann Mattheson, German composer/musicologist, dies at 82
  • 1764-05-10 Picander, [Christian Henrici], German writer (Die Weiberprobe), dies
  • 1764-07-17 Johann Mattheson, German composer, dies at 82
  • 1764-11-20 Christian Goldbach, German mathematician, dies
  • 1766-11-16 Dominikus Zimmermann, German architect/painter, dies at 81
  • 1766-12-12 Johann Christoph Gottsched, German writer (b. 1700)
  • 1767-01-22 Johann Gottlob Lehmann, German minterologist and geologist (b. 1719)
  • 1767-06-25 Georg Philipp Telemann, German late-barok composer, dies at 86
  • 1768-03-01 Hermann Samuel Reimarus, German philosopher and writer (b. 1694)
  • 1768-05-27 Johann M Fleischmann, German/Dutch stamp/letter designer, dies
  • 1768-06-08 Johann J Winckelmann, German archaeologist, dies at 50
  • 1769-04-03 Gerhard Tersteegen, German evangelist/poet (in blood), dies at 71
  • 1770-09-09 Bernard S Albinus, [Weiss], German surgeon/anatomist, dies at 73
  • 1770-09-09 Georg D Ehret, German/English cartoonist, dies at 62
  • 1770-12-10 Theophil "Gottlieb" Muffat, German court organist/composer, dies at 80
  • 1771-02-08 Augusta von Saxen-Gotha, German prince Frederick Louis of Wales, dies
  • 1771-11-13 Conrad E Ackermann, German actor/theater director, dies at 61
  • 1772-05-01 Gottfried Achenwall, German lawyer/statistics/economist, dies at 52
  • 1772-06-18 Johann Ulrich von Cramer, German judge and philosopher (b. 1706)
  • 1773-07-12 Johann Joachim Quantz, German royal flautist/composer, dies at 76
  • 1773-10-21 Johann Conrad Schlaun, German barok architect, dies at 78
  • 1773-11-25 Carl Hockh, German composer, dies at 66
  • 1774-08-14 Johann Jakob Reiske, German physician (b. 1716)
  • 1774-12-02 Johann Friedrich Agricola, German (court)composer/organist, dies at 54
  • 1774-12-13 Susanne K von Klettenberg, German friend of Goethes mother, dies at 50
  • 1775-02-05 Eusebius Amort, German Catholic theologian (b. 1692)
  • 1775-06-23 Karl Ludwig, Freiherr von Pöllnitz, German adventurer and writer (b. 1692)
  • 1775-10-18 Christian August Crusius, German philosopher and theologian (b. 1715)
  • 1776-04-19 Jacob Israel Emden, [Jacob ben Tswi], German rabbi, dies at 78
  • 1776-04-22 Johann Adolph Scheibe, German music theorist and composer, dies at 67
  • 1777-06-22 Josef Christian, German sculptor, dies at 71
  • 1777-10-05 Ján Andrej Segner, Slovak and German mathematician, physicist, and physician (b. 1704)
  • 1778-06-16 Konrad Ekhof, German actor (b. 1720)
  • 1779-02-24 Paul Daniel Longolius, German encylopedist (b. 1704)
  • 1779-06-29 Anton Raphael Mengs, German Bohemian painter and one of the precursors to Neoclassical painting, dies at 51
  • 1780-02-17 Andreas Felix von Oefele, German historian and librarian (b. 1706)
  • 1781-07-29 Johann Kies, German astronomer and mathematician (b. 1713)
  • 1781-11-04 Johann Nikolaus Götz, German poet (b. 1721)
  • 1782-01-01 Johann Christian Bach, German composer/Mozart's tutor, dies at 46
  • 1782-02-10 Friedrich Christoph Oetinger, German theologian (b. 1702)
  • 1783-07-27 Johann Philipp Kirnberger, German music theorist and violist, dies at 62
  • 1784-04-30 Franz K earl von Velbruck, German free mason, dies
  • 1784-07-15 Johan B Straub, South German sculptor, dies
  • 1786-01-04 Mozes Mendelssohn, German Jewish enlightenment philosopher (Haksalah), dies at 56
  • 1787-06-20 Carl Friedrich Abel, German/British viola player/composer, dies at 63
  • 1787-10-07 Henry Muhlenberg, German-born founder of the U.S. Lutheran Church (b. 1711)
  • 1788-01-05 Johann Schneider, German composer and pupil of Bach, dies at 85
  • 1788-02-21 Johann Georg Palitzsch, German astronomer (b. 1723)
  • 1788-06-21 Johann Georg Hamann, German counter-enlightenment philosopher ("Reason is language"), dies at 57
  • 1788-06-28 Johann Christoph Vogel, German composer, dies at 32
  • 1788-12-14 Carl Phillip Emanuel Bach, German composer, dies at 74
  • 1790-01-02 Joseph A Feuchtmayer (Feichtmayer), German rococo sculptor, dies
  • 1790-07-25 Johann Bernhard Basedow, German education reformer (b. 1723)
  • 1790-09-02 Johann N von Hontheim, German religious historian/Bishop, dies
  • 1791-03-14 Johann Salomo Semler, German historian and Bible commentator (b. 1725)
  • 1792-04-23 Karl Friedrich Bahrdt, German theologian and adventurer (b. 1741)
  • 1792-10-28 Paul Möhring, German physician and scientist (b. 1710)
  • 1793-12-23 Johann Adolph Hasse, German composer (b. 1699)
  • 1794-01-08 Justus Möser, German statesman (b. 1720)
  • 1794-01-10 Georg Forster, German writer, naturalist (A Voyage Round the World) and revolutionary, dies at 39
  • 1796-05-12 Johann P Uz, German poet (Theodicee), dies at 75
  • 1797-02-22 Karl Friedrich Hieronymus Freiherr von Münchhausen, German officer and adventurer (b. 1720)
  • 1798-01-20 Christian Cannabich, German composer/royal chaplain master, dies at 66