German History (Part 6)

Historical Events

Events 501 - 600 of 1,893

  • 1916-02-22 The House-Grey Memorandum, drafted by US and Britain, states: 'Should the Allies accept [the American idea of a conference to end the war] and should Germany refuse it, the United States would "probably" enter the war against Germany'
  • 1916-02-25 German troops conquer Fort Douaumont near Verdun
  • 1916-02-26 Germans sink French transport ship Provence II, killing 930
  • 1916-03-01 Germany begins attacking ships in the Atlantic
  • 1916-03-09 Germany declares war against Portugal
  • 1916-03-14 Battle of Verdun - German attack on Mort-Homme ridge, West of Verdun
  • 1916-03-15 Dutch merchant ship Tubantia torpedoed by German submarine & sinks in North Sea
  • 1916-03-24 German submarines torpedo the French Channel packet 'Sussex' which is unarmed
  • 1916-04-02 German troops overtake Bois de Caillette
  • 1916-04-06 German parliament approves unrestricted submarine warfare
  • 1916-04-09 The Libau sets sail from Germany with a cargo of 20,000 rifles to assist Irish republicans; Captain Karl Spindler changes the name of the vessel to the Aud to avoid British detection
  • 1916-04-12 Irish nationalist activist and poet Roger Casement boards submarine U-19 at Wilmshaven, Germany, bound for a rendezvous with the Aud at Tralee
  • 1916-04-18 US Secretary of State Warns Germany that the USA may break diplomatic relations unless torpedo attacks on unarmed ships stop
  • 1916-04-20 German-British sea battle off Belgian coast
  • 1916-04-21 Sir Roger Casement, an Ulster Protestant and ardent Irish nationalist, lands on the coast from a German submarine; he attempts to get German aid for an uprising against the British
  • 1916-04-30 Germany ratifies bill bringing in Daylight Saving Time - first country in the world
  • 1916-05-04 At request of US, Germany curtails its submarine warfare
  • 1916-05-06 Belgian troops march into Kigali, German East Africa
  • 1916-05-08 German munitions bunker in Fort Douaumont explodes killing 679 German soldiers
  • 1916-05-18 US pilot Kiffin Rockwell shoots down German aircraft
  • 1916-05-24 US pilot William Thaw shoots down a German Fokker
  • 1916-05-31 Battle of Jutland (Skagerrak): naval battle between British Grand Fleet and German High Seas Fleet: over 8,500 die in this inconclusive slaughter - although the German fleet never put to sea again.
  • 1916-06-01 German attack on Fort Vaux, Verdun
  • 1916-06-02 German troops under Lt Rackow take Fort Vaux
  • 1916-06-07 Germany troop march into Fort Faux, Verdun
  • 1916-07-09 1st cargo submarine to cross Atlantic arrives in US from Germany
  • 1916-07-11 Germany launches final offensive in the Battle of Verdun
  • 1916-07-30 German saboteurs blow up a munitions plant on Black Tom Island, NJ
  • 1916-08-28 Germany declares war on Romania
  • 1916-08-28 Italy declares war against Germany

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1916-08-29 General Paul von Hindenburg replaces Von Falkenhayn as German chief of staff

German President and WWI General Paul von Hindenburg
German President and WWI General
Paul von Hindenburg
  • 1916-09-03 Allies turned back Germans in Battle of Verdun
  • 1916-09-11 German troops conquer Kavalla Greece

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1916-09-17 The Red Baron [Manfred von Richthofen], WWI flying ace of the German Luftstreitkräfte, wins his first aerial combat near Cambrai, France

World War I Fighter Ace The Red Baron
World War I Fighter Ace
The Red Baron
  • 1916-09-19 Belgian troops conquer Tabora, German East Africa
  • 1916-10-07 The German submarine U-53 arrives off Newport, Rhode Island, and sinks 9 British merchant ships in international waters

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1916-11-05 Emperors Wilhelm II (Germany) and Franz Jozef I (Austria-Hungary) establish the kingdom of Poland

German Emperor and King of Prussia Wilhelm II
German Emperor and King of Prussia
Wilhelm II

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1916-11-15 Canadian pilot William George Barker flying over Ancre River, spots concentration of German troops massing for counter-attack on Beaumont Hamel, sends emergency Zone Call to break up German infantry apart. Barker later receives Military Cross

First World War Flying Ace William George Barker
First World War Flying Ace
William George Barker
  • 1916-11-26 Greece declares war on Germany
  • 1916-11-28 1st German air attack on London
  • 1916-12-06 German army under Gen Mackensen occupies Bucharest
  • 1916-12-15 French defeat Germans in WW I Battle of Verdun
  • 1917-01-31 Germany notifies US that U-boats will attack neutral merchant ship
  • 1917-02-01 German Admiral Tirpitz announces unlimited submarine war
  • 1917-02-03 US liner Housatonic is sunk by German submarine, on the same day that US President Wilson breaks off diplomatic relations with Germany
  • 1917-02-22 German Navy torpedoes 7 Dutch ships
  • 1917-02-24 German plan to get Mexican help in WW I exposed (Zimmerman telegram)
  • 1917-02-28 AP reports Mexico & Japan will allie with Germany if US enters WW I
  • 1917-03-12 A German submarine sinks an unamred US merchant ship, the 'Algonquin' on the same day that US President Wilson gives executive order to arm US merchant ships

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1917-03-25 Canadian ace Billy Bishop claims his first victory, shooting down and mortally wounding German Leutnant Theiller

Canadian First World War Flying Ace Billy Bishop
Canadian First World War Flying Ace
Billy Bishop
  • 1917-04-02 US President Wilson asks Congress to declare war against Germany
  • 1917-04-06 US declares war on Germany, enters World War I
  • 1917-05-10 Atlantic ships get destroyer escorts to stop German attacks
  • 1917-06-07 The British detonate mines beneath the German-held Messines Ridge, in the Ypres area
  • 1917-06-13 World War I: the deadliest German air raid on London during World War I is carried out by Gotha G bombers and results in 162 deaths, including 46 children, and 432 injuries.
  • 1917-06-14 1st German air attack on England, 100+ killed in East London
  • 1917-06-19 The British Royal Family, which has had strong German ties since George I, renounces its German names and titles and adopts the name of Windsor

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1917-07-17 Royal Proclamation by King George V changes name of British Royal family from German Saxe-Coburg-Gotha to Windsor

King of the United Kingdom George V
King of the United Kingdom
George V
  • 1917-07-22 British bomb German lines at Ypres, 4,250,000 grenades
  • 1917-08-06 World War I: Battle of Mărăşeşti between the Romanian and German armies begins.
  • 1917-08-14 China declares war on Germany & Austria
  • 1917-09-03 1st night bombing of London by German aircraft
  • 1917-09-03 German troops overrun Riga, Latvia
  • 1917-09-06 French pilot Georges Guynemer shoots down 54th German aircraft

BattleExecution

1917-10-15 Dutch dancer Mata Hari is executed by firing squad for spying for Germany during WWI at Vincennes near Paris

Exotic dancer, courtesan and convicted German spy Mata Hari
Exotic dancer, courtesan and convicted German spy
Mata Hari
  • 1917-10-17 1st British bombing of Germany
  • 1917-10-24 Battle at Caporetto: German & Austria smash Italian army
  • 1917-11-20 First successful tank use in battle (Britain breaks through German lines) at Battle of Cambrai WWI
  • 1917-11-26 The new government of Russia offers an armistice to Germany and Austria-Hungary
  • 1917-12-05 Austro-German Forces launch an offensive against the Italians on the western end of their line, around Asiago
  • 1917-12-11 German-occupied Lithuania proclaims independence from Russia
  • 1917-12-14 UFA, Universal Film AG, forms in Germany
  • 1918-01-16 Austria and Germany are disrupted by strikes as people express impatience with leaders continuing the war
  • 1918-01-22 Ukraine proclaimed a free republic (German puppet)
  • 1918-02-15 US army troop ship torpedoed & sunk by Germany off Ireland
  • 1918-02-16 Lithuania declares independence from Russia & Germany (National Day)
  • 1918-02-18 Germany renews its offensive against the Russians, making dramatic gains against disorganized and dispirited Russian troops
  • 1918-02-22 Germany claims Baltic states, Finland & Ukraine from Russia
  • 1918-02-23 First victory of Red Army over the Kaiser's German troops near Narva and Pskov. Since 1923 this date become the Day of Red Army in honour of this victory.
  • 1918-03-03 Facing pressure from internal counterrevolutionary forces and an external German offensive, the Bolsheviks are forced to signs the harsh Treaty of Brest-Litovsk with Germany and Austria
  • 1918-03-07 World War I: Finland forms an alliance with Germany.
  • 1918-03-19 S Potter becomes 1st US pilot to shoot down a German seaplane
  • 1918-03-21 -28] During WW I Germany launches Somme offensive
  • 1918-03-23 Crépy-en-Laonnoise: German artillery shells Paris, 256 killed
  • 1918-03-23 German forces advance 14 miles to the Somme River (WW1)
  • 1918-04-14 Douglas Campbell is 1st US ace pilot (shooting down 5th German plane)
  • 1918-04-21 World War I: German fighter ace Baron Manfred von Richthofen "The Red Baron", shot down and killed over Vaux sur Somme in France, Canadian pilot Arthur Roy Brown credited with the kill
  • 1918-04-23 Dover Patrol overthrows Germany U-boat in East Sea
  • 1918-05-27 Third Battle of Aisne: German offensive overcomes British forces (WWI)
  • 1918-06-01 Canadian ace Billy Bishop downs 6 aircrafts over a three-day span, including German ace Paul Bilik, reclaiming his top scoring title from James McCudden
  • 1918-06-04 French troops, with the aid of US troops, stop the Germans at Chateau-Thierry as they attempt to cross the Marne
  • 1918-06-26 The Australian steamer Wimmera is sunk by a mine laid north of Cape Maria van Diemen in 1917 by the German raider Wolf; 26 of its 151 passengers and crew were killed
  • 1918-07-19 World War I: German armies retreat across Marne River in France
  • 1918-08-08 6 US soldiers surrounded by Germans in France, Alvin York given command, shoots 20 Germans & captures 132 more
  • 1918-08-12 WW I: Allies defeat Germans at the Battle of Amiens - the last great battle on the Western Front
  • 1918-08-13 Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW) established as a public company in Germany
  • 1918-09-03 Allies forced Germans back across Hindenburg Line
  • 1918-09-12 WW I: US forces launch an attack on German-occupied St Mihiel
  • 1918-10-08 American soldier Alvin York single-handedly attacks German gun nest, killing 25 and capturing 132 Germans
  • 1918-10-20 In order to secure an armistice, Germany agrees to further concessions

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 501 - 600 of 2,721

  • 1798-09-11 Franz E Neumann, German mineralogist/mathematician/physicist
  • 1799-03-28 Karl Adolph von Basedow, German artist (Ziekte van Basedow)
  • 1799-04-13 Heinrich F L Rellstab, German music theorist
  • 1799-08-20 Heinrich WA Freiherr von Gagern, German liberal politician
  • 1800-03-03 Heinrich Georg Bronn, German geologist (d. 1862)
  • 1800-05-30 Karl W Feuerbach, German mathematician (Position of Feuerbach)
  • 1800-07-09 Friedrich Gustav Jakob Henle, German physician (d. 1885)
  • 1801-04-19 Gustav T Fechner, [Dr Mises], German philosopher/physicist
  • 1801-06-16 Julius Plücker, German mathematician and physicist (d. 1868)
  • 1801-07-14 Johannes Peter Müller, German physiologist (d. 1858)
  • 1801-11-03 Karl Baedeker, Germany, published travel books
  • 1801-11-24 Ludwig Bechstein, German poet (d. 1860)
  • 1801-12-11 Christian Dietrich Grabbe, German dramatist, born in Detmold, Lippe (d. 1836)
  • 1802-08-13 Nikolaus Lenau, Hungary, German poet (Faust, Die Albigenser)
  • 1802-09-13 Arnold Ruge, German philosopher and writer (d. 1880)
  • 1802-10-07 Bernhard Molique, German violinist and composer
  • 1802-11-14 August F Pott, German philologist (Etymology Forschungen)
  • 1803-05-12 Justus Freiherr von Liebig, German chemist (agricultural chemics)
  • 1803-10-06 Heinrich Wilhelm Dove, German physicist (d. 1879)
  • 1803-11-29 Gottfried Semper, German architect (d. 1879)
  • 1804-02-12 Heinrich Lenz, German physicist (d. 1865)
  • 1804-02-16 Karl Theodor Ernst von Siebold, German physiologist (d. 1885)
  • 1804-02-19 Carl Freiherr von Rokitansky, German physician (d. 1878)
  • 1804-06-10 Hermann Schlegel, German ornithologist (d. 1884)
  • 1804-07-28 Ludwig A Feuerbach, German philosopher (Man is what he eats)
  • 1804-09-08 Eduard Mörike, German poet (d. 1875)
  • 1804-10-24 Wilhelm Eduard Weber, German physicist (d. 1891)
  • 1804-11-27 Julius Benedict, Stuttgart Germany, opera composer (Protoghesi)
  • 1804-12-10 Carl Gustav Jakob Jacobi, German mathematician (d. 1851)
  • 1805-02-13 Peter G L Dirichlet, Germany, number theorist/analysist
  • 1805-03-16 Peter Ernst von Lasaulx, German philosopher and writer (d. 1861)
  • 1805-12-06 Adolf Reubke, German organ builder (d. 1875)
  • 1806-01-03 Henriette Sontag, German soprano (d. 1854)
  • 1806-06-12 John A. Roebling, German-America civil engineer (Brooklyn Bridge) (d. 1869)
  • 1806-10-25 Max Stirner, [Johann C Schmidt], German philosopher (Der Einzige)
  • 1807-01-06 Ludwig Erk, German composer and folk song collector, born in Wetzlar (d. 1883)
  • 1807-03-07 Franz Grave von Pocci, German poet/composer (Der Alchemist)
  • 1807-06-30 Friedrich T Vischer, German philosopher/writer (Auch einer)
  • 1808-01-27 David F Strauss, Germany, theologist (Jesus' Life)
  • 1808-02-05 Carl Spitzweg, German painter (d. 1885)
  • 1808-04-29 Hermann Schulze-Delitzsch, German politician/reformer [or 1883]
  • 1808-06-20 Samson Raphael Hirsch, German rabbi (d. 1888)
  • 1808-08-29 Hermann Schulze-Delitzsch, German politician/reformer
  • 1808-10-20 Karl [Theodor] Andree, German geographer/journalist (Globus)
  • 1808-10-24 Carl Bernhard von Cotta, Meiningen, Germany, German geologist
  • 1809-03-15 Karl Josef von Hefele, German theologian (d. 1893)
  • 1809-07-09 Frederick Henle, Germany, pathologist
  • 1809-07-10 Friedrich August von Quenstedt, German geologist (d. 1889)
  • 1810-01-29 Earnest E Kummer, German mathematician
  • 1810-11-07 Fritz Reuter, German novelist
  • 1810-11-09 Bernhard von Langenbeck, German surgeon (d. 1887)
  • 1810-12-07 Theodor Schwann, German co-originator of cell theory
  • 1811-03-31 Robert Wilhelm Eberhard von Bunsen, Germany, chemist (Bunsen Burner)
  • 1811-09-28 Friedrich Hecker, Baden, German revolutionary republican politician
  • 1811-09-30 Augusta of Saxe-Weimar, Queen of Prussia and German Empress (d. 1890)
  • 1811-10-24 Ferdinand Hiller, German pianist/composer/conductor
  • 1811-12-25 Wilhelm E Freiherr von Ketteler, German politician/bishop of Mainz
  • 1812-01-10 Georg Hermann Nicolai, German architect (d. 1881)
  • 1812-02-29 Hermann Hirschboch, German composer
  • 1812-04-26 Alfred Krupp, German arms merchant
  • 1812-04-30 Kaspar Hauser, German son of grand duke Karel van Bathe
  • 1812-06-08 Robert Schumann, Zwickau Germany, composer (Neue Zeitschrift fuer Musik)
  • 1812-06-09 Hermann von Fehling, German chemist (Fehling's reagens)
  • 1812-06-09 Johann G Galle, German astronomer (discovered Neptune)
  • 1812-09-29 Adolph Gopel, German mathematician, born in Rostock
  • 1812-11-19 Karl Schwarz, German theologian (d. 1885)
  • 1812-12-24 Karl Eduard Zachariae, German jurist (d. 1894)
  • 1813-02-11 Otto Ludwig, German writer and critic (d. 1865)
  • 1813-03-20 Matthias Keller, German hymm writer (O Farther un High), born in Ulm, Württemberg (d. 1875)
  • 1813-05-12 Johann Czerski, German chaplin

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1813-05-22 Richard Wagner, German composer (Ring, Flying Dutchman), born in Leipzig, Saxony, Germany (d. 1883)

Composer Richard Wagner
Composer
Richard Wagner
  • 1813-06-16 Otto Jahn, German archaeologist (d. 1869)
  • 1813-07-26 Isaac Baumann, Kassel Hesse, Germany, a Jewish pioneer and trader in Bloemfontein, South Africa
  • 1813-10-17 Georg Büchner, German playwright (d. 1837)

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1813-10-23 Ludwig Leichhardt, German explorer, born in Sabrodt

Explorer and Naturalist Ludwig Leichhardt
Explorer and Naturalist
Ludwig Leichhardt
  • 1813-11-30 Hermann Kurz, German author/poet
  • 1814-03-05 Wilhelm von Giesebrecht, German historian (d. 1889)
  • 1814-05-14 Charles Beyer, German-British locomotive engineer (d. 1876)
  • 1814-09-02 Ernst Curtius, German archaeologist/historian
  • 1814-11-25 Julius Robert von Mayer, German physician and physicist (d. 1878)
  • 1815-01-18 Constantin von Tischendorf, German biblical scholar (d. 1874)

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1815-04-01 Otto von Bismarck, German chancellor (1866-90) who helped unify Germany, born in Schönhausen, Prussia (d. 1898)

German Statesman Otto von Bismarck
German Statesman
Otto von Bismarck
  • 1815-04-11 Klara Fey, German orchestra leader (Deutscher Arbeiterverein)
  • 1815-08-02 Adolf Friedrich von Schack, German writer (d. 1894)
  • 1815-08-04 Carl Reinhold August Wunderlich, Sulz am Neckar, German Physician and advocate of scientific medicine
  • 1815-09-29 Andreas Aschenbach, German painter/engraver
  • 1815-10-31 Karl Weierstrass, Germany, mathematician (theory of functions)
  • 1815-12-08 Adolph Menzel, German painter and graphic artist (d. 1905)
  • 1816-01-23 Carl Herrmann, near Hanover Germany, stage magician
  • 1816-07-25 Christian B Freiherr von Tauchnitz, German publisher (T Edition)
  • 1816-09-11 Carl Zeiss, German lens maker (d. 1888)
  • 1816-12-13 E Werner von Siemens, German artillery officer/inventor
  • 1816-12-29 Carl Ludwig, German physician (d. 1895)
  • 1817-02-22 Carl Wilhelm Borchardt, German mathematician (d. 1880)
  • 1817-05-14 Alexander Kaufmann, German poet (d. 1893)
  • 1817-09-14 Theodor Storm, German judge/author (Imense China)
  • 1817-10-30 Hermann Kopp, German chemist (Jahresbericht of Chemistry)
  • 1817-11-30 Theodor Mommsen, German historian and scholar (Imperial Lives, Nobel 1902), born in Garding, Duchy of Schleswig (d. 1903)
  • 1817-12-02 Heinrich von Sybel, German historian (d. 1895)
  • 1818-02-12 Otto Ludwig, German writer (Die Heiterethei)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 501 - 600 of 1,862

  • 1845-02-13 Henrik Steffens, Norwegian-German philosopher (b. 1773)
  • 1845-05-02 August Pauly, German writer (Real Encyclopedia), dies at 48
  • 1845-05-12 August Wilhelm Schlegel, German poet/interpreter/critic, dies at 77
  • 1846-03-17 Friedrich W Bessel, German astronomer (Bessel Functions), dies at 61
  • 1846-05-31 Philip Marheineke, German clergyman (b. 1780)
  • 1846-08-27 Gottfied Wilhelm Fink, German composer, dies at 63
  • 1847-01-11 Caroline von Wolzogen [von Lengefeld], German author, dies at 83
  • 1847-05-16 Kaspar Ett, German organist/composer, dies at 59
  • 1847-06-07 Adolph Gopel, German mathematician, dies at 35
  • 1847-07-01 George F Kersting, German painter, dies at 61
  • 1847-11-04 Jacob L Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, German pianist/composer, dies at 38
  • 1847-12-11 Moritz Grave von Strachwitz, German poet, dies at 25
  • 1848-01-09 Caroline Herschel, German-born pioneering female astronomer (comet 35P/Herschel-Rigolle), dies at 97
  • 1848-03-03 Heinrich Olivier, German painter, dies

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1848-04-04 Ludwig Leichhardt, German explorer of northern and central Australia, dies on an expedition at 34

Explorer and Naturalist Ludwig Leichhardt
Explorer and Naturalist
Ludwig Leichhardt
  • 1848-04-30 Friedrich Freiherr Gagern, German/Dutch army commandant, dies at 53
  • 1848-05-25 Annette von Droste-Hülshoff, German writer (b. 1797)
  • 1848-07-22 Karl Guhr, German composer, dies at 60
  • 1849-01-16 Wilhelm M L de Wette, German theologist, dies at 69
  • 1849-11-17 Prince Alexander of Hohenlohe-Waldenburg-Schillingsfürst, German priest and miracle-worker (b. 1794)
  • 1850-01-27 J Gottfried Schadow, German sculptor/cartoonist/writer, dies at 85
  • 1850-03-27 Wilhelm Bear, German banker/astronomer (Moon Map), dies at 53
  • 1850-07-14 August Neander, German theologian (b. 1789)
  • 1851-01-27 Karl Moser, German composer, dies at 77
  • 1851-02-18 Carl Gustav Jakob Jacobi, German mathematician (b. 1804)
  • 1851-08-01 William Joseph Behr, German writer (b. 1775)
  • 1851-08-11 Lorenz Oken, German naturalist (b. 1779)
  • 1852-10-11 Ferdinand Eisenstein, German mathematician (b. 1823)
  • 1852-10-22 Hans C E Freiherr von Gagern, German advisor to Dutch king, dies at 86
  • 1853-03-04 Christian Leopold von Buch, German geologist (b. 1774)
  • 1853-03-05 Georg A Kestner, German art collector/diplomat, dies at 75
  • 1853-04-13 Leopold Gmelin, German chemist (b. 1788)
  • 1853-04-28 Ludwig Tieck, German writer, dies at 79
  • 1853-11-23 [Johann Christian] Friedrich Schneider, German composer and conductor, dies at 67
  • 1854-03-06 Caspar GC Reinwardt, German/Dutch biologist, dies at 80
  • 1854-04-11 Karl Adolph von Basedow, German DR (Ziekte van Basedow), dies at 55
  • 1854-07-04 Karl F Eichhorn, German law historian, dies at 72
  • 1854-07-06 Georg Ohm, German physicist and mathematician (Ohm's law), dies at 65

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1854-08-20 Friedrich WJ von Schelling, German philosopher, dies at 79

  • 1854-11-26 Matthijs Siegenbeek, literature (Defeated German Spelling), dies
  • 1856-02-17 Heinrich Heine, German poet, dies at 58 in Paris
  • 1856-06-11 Friedrich H von der Hagen, German germanist, dies at 76
  • 1856-07-29 Robert A Schumann, German pianist/composer (Humoresque), dies at 46
  • 1857-09-03 M Heinrich C Lichtenstein, German zoologist/explorer, dies at 77
  • 1857-11-26 Joseph Freiherr von Eichendorff, German poet (That Freier), dies at 69
  • 1857-12-03 Christian D Rauch, German sculptor, dies at 80
  • 1858-02-16 Georg F Creuzer, German philological/historian, dies at 86
  • 1858-04-28 Johannes Peter Müller, German physiologist (b. 1801)
  • 1858-10-10 Karl A Varnhagen von Ense, German author/poet/diplomat, dies at 73
  • 1859-04-12 John Emde, German evangelist, dies at about 84
  • 1859-05-05 Peter G L Dirichlet, German mathematician, dies at 53

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1859-05-06 Alexander von Humboldt, German naturalist, dies at 89

Naturalist and Explorer Alexander von Humboldt
Naturalist and Explorer
Alexander von Humboldt
  • 1859-09-05 W Friedrich Olivier, German landscape painter, dies at 68
  • 1859-10-04 Karl Baedeker, German tour guide (Die Schweiz), dies at 57
  • 1859-11-22 Ludwig "Louis" Spohr, German violinist/composer (Faust), dies at 75
  • 1860-03-06 Justus Johann Friedrich Dotzauer, German cellist and composer (b. 1783)
  • 1860-05-14 Ludwig Bechstein, German writer (b. 1801)
  • 1860-08-26 Philipp Friedrich Silcher, German composer, dies at 71
  • 1860-09-21 Arthur Schopenhauer, German philosopher (b. 1788)
  • 1860-11-28 Heinrich FL Rellstab, German music theorist, dies
  • 1861-05-09 Peter Ernst von Lasaulx, German philosopher and writer (b. 1805)
  • 1861-10-25 Friedrich C von Savigny, German lawyer, dies at 82
  • 1862-02-21 Justinus A C Kerner, German family doctor/poet/writer, dies at 75
  • 1862-03-19 F Wilhelm von Schadow, German painter (Modern Vasari), dies at 73
  • 1862-03-23 Karl Robert von Nesselrode, German chancellor, dies at 81
  • 1862-07-05 Heinrich Georg Bronn, German geologist (b. 1800)
  • 1862-08-22 Henry Bohlen, German/US brig-general (Union), dies in battle at 51
  • 1863-04-04 Ludwig Emil Grimm, German painter and engraver (b. 1790)
  • 1863-10-31 Louis Ludwig Blenker, German/US brig-general (Union), dies at 51
  • 1864-01-16 Anton Schindler, German violinist/biographer (Beethoven), dies at 68
  • 1864-01-27 Franz von Klenze, German architect (palace Leuchtenberg), dies at 59
  • 1864-04-13 Johann Schneider, German composer and organist, dies at 74
  • 1865-02-10 Heinrich Lenz, German physicist (b. 1804)
  • 1865-02-25 Otto Ludwig, German writer (Zwischen Himmel und Erde), dies at 47
  • 1865-03-02 Carl Sylvius Völkner, German missionary to New Zealand (b. 1819)
  • 1865-08-26 Johann F Encke, German astronomer (Comet Encke), dies at 73
  • 1865-11-25 Heinrich Barth, German historian/geographer (Central Africa), dies
  • 1866-07-20 G F Berhard Riemann, German mathematician (zeta-function), dies
  • 1866-07-25 Aloys Schmitt, German music theory/composer/royal pianist, dies
  • 1867-05-12 Friedrich William Eduard Gerhard, German archaeologist (b. 1795)
  • 1867-08-03 Philipp August Böckh, German scholar and antiquarian (b. 1785)
  • 1867-10-04 Francis Xavier Seelos German-American Roman Catholic priest (b. 1819)
  • 1868-05-22 Julius Plucker, German mathematician/physicist (formula of P), dies
  • 1868-09-26 August Ferdinand Möbius, German mathematician and astronomer (b. 1790)
  • 1868-12-06 August Schleicher, German linguist (b. 1821)
  • 1868-12-13 Carl Friedrich Philipp von Martius, German botanist (b. 1794)
  • 1869-07-22 John A. Roebling, German-American civil engineer (Brooklyn Bridge), (b. 1806)
  • 1869-07-28 Carl G Carus, German arts/psychologist/philosopher, dies
  • 1870-01-11 Adolf Ganz, German composer, dies at 73
  • 1870-04-04 Heinrich Gustav Magnus, German chemist and physicist (b. 1802)
  • 1871-12-16 Willibald Alexis, German writer (Schloss Avalon), dies at 73
  • 1872-09-13 Ludwig A Feuerbach, German philosopher (Man what he eats), dies at 68
  • 1872-11-07 Alfred Clebsch, German mathematician (b. 1833)
  • 1873-04-18 Justus Freiherr von Liebig, German chemist, dies at 69
  • 1873-06-14 Friedrich von Raumer, German historian/parliamentarian, dies at 92
  • 1873-09-20 Lulu Strauss und Torney, German poetess/writer, dies
  • 1874-01-14 Johann Philipp Reis, German Physicist and Inventor, dies of lung disease at 40
  • 1874-02-08 David F Strauss, German theologist, dies at 66
  • 1874-10-26 Peter Cornelius, German composer, dies at 49
  • 1874-12-07 Constantin von Tischendorf, German biblical scholar (b. 1815)