German History (Part 7)

Historical Events

Events 601 - 700 of 1,893

  • 1918-10-26 Germany's supreme commander General Eric Ludendorff resigns, protesting the terms to which the German Government has agreed in negotiating an armistice
  • 1918-11-03 Thousands of revolutionary German sailors with the fleet at Kiel mutiny, seize the city, and set up councils of workers and sailors
  • 1918-11-06 WW I: On the Western Front, Germany is now retreating as French and American troops cross the Meuse and move to take Sedan
  • 1918-11-08 Pro-German supreme commander general Cutters lay-offs

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1918-11-09 Emperor Wilhelm II abdicates after German defeat in WW I

German Emperor and King of Prussia Wilhelm II
German Emperor and King of Prussia
Wilhelm II
  • 1918-11-09 Republic of Germany proclaimed
  • 1918-11-10 German Emperor Wilhelm II flees to Netherlands
  • 1918-11-11 Armistice signed by the Allies and Germany comes into effect, WW I hostilities end at 11.00 am
  • 1918-11-17 German troops evacuate Brussels
  • 1918-11-18 Belgian troops re-enter Brussels, lost to the German invaders on 20 August 1914
  • 1918-11-21 2 German ammunition trains explode in Hamont Belgium, 1,750 die
  • 1918-11-21 The German High Seas Fleet of 5 battlecruisers, 9 battleships, 7 cruisers and 49 destroyers surrendered to the British Grand Fleet and were shepherded into the Firth of Forth
  • 1918-11-28 Kaiser Wilhelm II of Prussia & Germany abdicates
  • 1918-12-13 US army of occupation crosses Rhine, enters Germany
  • 1918-12-16 German troops evacuate Finland, give over Kiev in the Ukraine to revolutionary forces and pull back from Estonia as Bolshevik forces move in
  • 1918-12-17 A conference of workers' and soldiers' councils take control of German government in Berlin, until elections in January selects new national assembly
  • 1918-12-27 The Great Poland Uprising against the Germans begins.
  • 1919-01-05 National Socialist Party (Nazi) forms as German Farmers' Party
  • 1919-01-05 Left-wing Spartacus organization instigates a revolt in Berlin; terrified by the spread of Bolshevism, German troops brutally suppress the uprising
  • 1919-01-11 3 year old German communist party (Spartacus) crushed
  • 1919-01-15 Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht, two of the most prominent socialists in Germany, are tortured and murdered by the Freikorps
  • 1919-01-19 National elections held in Germany to form a National Constituent Assembly and draft a constitution
  • 1919-02-06 The first day of the Weimar Republic which, because of its support of the Treaty of Versailles, does not receive proper allegiance from the German nation
  • 1919-02-11 Friedrich Ebert (SPD) elected president of Germany
  • 1919-02-21 German National Meeting accepts Anschluss: incorporation of Austria
  • 1919-03-03 Communist Party in Germany announces a general strike
  • 1919-03-11 General strike in Germany crushed
  • 1919-03-12 Austrian National Meeting affirms Anschluss (incorporate into Germany)
  • 1919-05-06 Paris Peace Conference disposes of German colonies; Ger E Africa is assigned to Britain & France, German SW Africa to South Africa
  • 1919-05-07 A draft of the Versailles Treaty is shown to Germans
  • 1919-06-20 Treaty of Versailles: Germany ends incorporation of Austria
  • 1919-06-20 Philipp Scheidemann resigns as chancellor of the new German Republic, which he helped establish, refusing to sign the Treaty of Versailles
  • 1919-06-21 Bauer forms German government
  • 1919-06-21 The German Navy, feeling betrayed by the terms of the Versailles Treaty, scuttles most of its ships interned at Great Britain's Scapa Flow Naval base in the Orkney Islands
  • 1919-07-31 The Weimar Constitution establishing the German Republic is adopted
  • 1919-08-11 Weimar Republic begins in Germany
  • 1919-09-10 Treaty of St Germain: Austria ends incorporation with Germany

AgreementAgreement of Interest

1919-09-12 Adolf Hitler joins the obscure German Worker's Party as its seventh member, agreeing not with worker's rights, but with its German Nationalism and antisemitism

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1920-01-23 Dutch refuse to turn over ex-Emperor Wilhelm II of Germany to allies
  • 1920-02-02 France occupies (German) Memel territory
  • 1920-02-29 Trying to maintain independence from Germany and the USSR, Czechoslovakia adopts a constitution
  • 1920-03-13 After the German government is forced to cut its army to 10,000 men, military groups plot an unsuccessful coup - a revolt ended by a general strike
  • 1920-03-27 Hermann Muller becomes German chancellor (SPD)
  • 1920-04-06 To force German evacuation of the Ruhr area, the French occupy Frankfurt, Darmstadt, and Hanau
  • 1920-05-05 German-Latvian peace treaty signed
  • 1920-07-11 East and West Prussia vote in a plebiscite to become part of Germany, though a slice of West Prussia will be handed to Poland to provide a 'Polish Corridor'
  • 1920-12-07 USPD-KPD parties merge into Vereinigte Communist Party of Germany
  • 1921-03-20 Upper Silesia votes for amalgamation with Germany in a plebiscite that is 63% in favor
  • 1921-03-23 Germany announces it will be unable to meet its Great War reparation payments
  • 1921-04-19 Funeral of last German Emperoress, Augusta Victoria
  • 1921-04-24 Under Allies supervision, a plebiscite in the Tyrol favors merging with Germany; unhappy with the outcome, Allies give the area to Italy
  • 1921-05-02 Start of 3rd anti-German revolt in Upper Silesia
  • 1921-05-11 The Allied Supreme Council warns Germany to pay reparations or the entire Ruhr Valley will be occupied; Germany agrees
  • 1921-05-30 Salzburg, Austria, votes to join Germany

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1921-07-02 Warren G. Harding signs a joint congressional resolution declaring the official end of war with Germany

29th US President Warren G. Harding
29th US President
Warren G. Harding
  • 1921-07-21 To prove his contention that air power is superior to sea power, US Colonel William Mitchell demonstrates how bombs from planes can sink a captured German battleship
  • 1921-07-29 Adolf Hitler becomes leader of the National Socialist German Workers Party
  • 1921-08-05 Treaty of Berlin: US & Germany sign separate peace treaty
  • 1921-08-23 Austria and the US formally end war; the US does the same with Germany on the 25th, and Hungary on the 29th
  • 1921-08-25 US signs peace treaty with Germany
  • 1921-09-21 A storage silo at a BASF fertiliser producing plant explodes in Oppau, Germany, 500—600 killed.
  • 1921-10-20 Germany and Allies comes to an agreements over reparation payments in a meeting at Wiensbaden
  • 1922-01-06 -13] Conference of Cannes concerning German retribution payments
  • 1922-01-13 Conference of Cannes concerning German retribution payments ended

Film release premierFilm Release

1922-03-04 1st vampire film Nosferatu released in Germany, an adaptation of Bram Stoker's Dracula

Novelist Bram Stoker
Novelist
Bram Stoker
  • 1922-03-15 France, which up until now has insisted on currency for all WWI reparation payments from Germany, now accepts raw materials as payment
  • 1922-04-16 German-Russian treaty signed in Italy, Soviet Union recognized
  • 1922-05-15 Germany turns over the Upper Silesia region to Poland under Allied pressure and despite a plebiscite in favor of merging with Germany
  • 1922-06-05 The Banker's committee of the Reparations Commission refuses an international loan to Germany
  • 1922-06-12 German Reich president Friedrich Ebert visits Munich
  • 1922-06-24 Adolf Hitler begins a month long prison sentence for paramilitary operations; he rails against the 'Jewish sell-out' of Germany to the Bolsheviks
  • 1922-09-02 President Ebert declares "Deutschland Uber Alles" the German national anthem
  • 1922-09-23 Berthold Brecht's "Drum in the Night" premieres in Germany
  • 1922-10-24 German parliament mandates Ebert president until July 1925
  • 1922-11-02 Allies deliberate over German mark
  • 1922-11-14 German Reichs Chancellor Joseph Wirth's term ends
  • 1922-11-22 Wilhelm Cuno forms new German government
  • 1923-01-10 Last US troops leave Rhineland (Germany)
  • 1923-01-13 Taking advantage of the chaotic condition of Germany, Hitler stages a demonstration of 5000 storm troopers and denounces the 'November crime'
  • 1923-02-08 German NSDAP Volkischer Beobachter newspaper becomes a daily
  • 1923-02-23 German Republic day with laws against worker
  • 1923-02-23 Great Britain lowers import duty on German products from 26% to 5%
  • 1923-03-14 German Supreme Court prohibits NSDAP (Nazi party)
  • 1923-05-19 KPD (communist revolts) in German Ruhr cities occupied by Allies
  • 1923-07-25 German mark devalued to 600,000 Mark=$1
  • 1923-07-29 KPD holds struggle day against fascism, in Germany
  • 1923-08-06 Gustav Stresemann is named chancellor and foreign minister during riots and strikes in Germany
  • 1923-08-13 Gustav Stresemann becomes premier of German coalition government
  • 1923-08-31 League of Nations gives Belgium mandate of Ruanda-Urundi (was German)
  • 1923-10-03 Germany's Stresemann resigns
  • 1923-10-06 2nd government of Stresemann in Germany forms
  • 1923-10-11 German Mark falls to 10 billion per £, 4 billion per $
  • 1923-10-29 Army move SPD/KPD-government to German part of Saxon
  • 1923-11-02 Stresemann's SPD-ministers in Germany, step down
  • 1923-11-10 German ex-crown prince flees Netherlands for Germany
  • 1923-11-12 In Germany, Adolf Hitler is arrested for attempt to sieze power Nov 8
  • 1923-11-12 Dr Hjalmar Schacht is appointed special commissioner to deal with the currency problem in Germany; by November 1924 the currency will have been restored
  • 1923-11-20 Rentenmark replaces the Papiermark as the official currency of Germany at the exchange rate of one Rentenmark to One Trillion (One Billion on the long scale) Papiermark

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1923-11-22 Calvin Coolidge pardons WW I German spy Lothar Witzke, sentenced to death

30th US President Calvin Coolidge
30th US President
Calvin Coolidge
  • 1923-11-23 German army commander Gen Von Seeckt bans NSDAP & KPD

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 601 - 700 of 2,721

  • 1818-04-20 Heinrich Göbel, German-born inventor (d. 1893)

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1818-05-05 Karl Marx, Trier, German philosopher (Communist Manifesto, Das Kapital), born in Trier, Prussia (d. 1883)

Communist Philosopher Karl Marx
Communist Philosopher
Karl Marx
  • 1818-07-31 Heinrich Kiepert, German cartographer/geographer
  • 1818-11-07 Emil du Bois-Reymond, German physician (d. 1896)
  • 1819-03-26 Louise Otto, Germany, author/feminist
  • 1819-03-31 Prince Chlodwig zu Hohenlohe-Schillingsfürst, Chancellor of Germany (d. 1901)
  • 1819-06-20 Jacques Offenbach, French composer (Tales of Hoffmann), born in Cologne, Germany
  • 1819-07-06 Ernst Wilhelm von Brücke, German Physician and Physiologist, born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1819-09-13 Clara Schumann, German pianist and composer (d. 1896)
  • 1819-09-22 Wilhelm Wattenbach, German historian (d. 1897)
  • 1819-12-22 Franz Wilhelm Abt, German composer/choir conductor
  • 1819-12-30 Theodor Fontane, German writer (Effi Briest)
  • 1820-01-22 Hermann von Lingg, German playwright/poet
  • 1820-01-22 Joseph Wolf, German artist (d. 1899)
  • 1820-04-16 Georg Curtius, German classical linguist
  • 1820-09-28 Freidrich Engels, German social philosopher
  • 1820-11-28 Friedrich Engels, Germany, social philosopher; Marx's collaborator
  • 1821-02-16 Heinrich Barth, Hamburg Germany, geographer/explorer (Central Africa)
  • 1821-03-01 Joseph Hubert Reinkens, German Catholic bishop (d. 1896)
  • 1821-03-15 Eduard Heine, German mathematician (d. 1881)
  • 1821-03-26 Earnest Angel, German statistician (Law of Angel)
  • 1821-05-17 Sebastian Kneipp, German naturopathist (d. 1897)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1821-10-13 Rudolf Virchow, German politician, anthropologist and pathologist (cell pathology), born in Schivelbein, Prussia (d. 1902)

Anthropologist/Pathologist Rudolf Virchow
Anthropologist/Pathologist
Rudolf Virchow
  • 1822-01-02 Rudolph J E Clausius, Germany, physicist (thermodynamics)
  • 1822-01-06 Heinrich Schliemann, German polyglot/archaeologist (rediscovered Troy)
  • 1822-01-07 Theodor Aufrecht, German indologist (Rigveda's Hymns)
  • 1822-02-22 Adolf Kuszmaul, German physician (stomach pump, Kuszmaul disease)
  • 1822-03-13 Moritz Grave von Strachwitz, German poet
  • 1822-06-13 Carl Schmidt, German chemist (d. 1884)
  • 1822-12-23 Wilhelm Bauer, German engineer (d. 1875)
  • 1823-04-16 Ferdinand Eisenstein, German mathematician (d. 1852)
  • 1823-10-26 Karl Weinhold, German sociologist
  • 1823-12-06 Friedrich Max Müller, German orientalist (d. 1900)
  • 1823-12-07 Leopold Kronecker, German mathematician (Tensor of Kronecker)
  • 1823-12-10 Theodore Furchtegott Kirchner, Neukirchen, German composer
  • 1824-03-29 Ludwig Büchner, German philosopher and physician (d. 1899)
  • 1824-07-10 Rudolf von Benningsen, German lawyer/politician
  • 1824-11-21 Hieronymus Theodor Richter, Dresden, German Mineralogist and co-discoverer of the element indium
  • 1825-03-05 Joseph Albert, German photographer (albertotype)
  • 1825-06-28 Richard ACE Erlenmeyer, German chemist (Erlenemyer kolf)
  • 1825-07-09 Jules Oppert, German Assyriologist (decodes characters)
  • 1825-08-26 Jacobus J Backer, German sea historian
  • 1825-09-11 Eduard Hanslick, German music critic (d. 1904)
  • 1826-01-06 Herman Grimm, Germany, writer/novelist (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
  • 1826-02-16 Joseph V von Scheffel, German writer (Gaudeamus)
  • 1826-03-09 Jean Joseph Bott, German violinist/composer
  • 1826-03-17 Oskar Peschel, German journalist/geography (Volkerkunder)
  • 1826-03-29 Wilhelm Liebknecht, German MP (social-democratic)
  • 1826-06-01 Carl Bechstein, German piano inventor
  • 1826-08-21 Karl Gegenbaur, German anatomist (d. 1903)
  • 1826-09-17 G F Berhard Riemann, German mathematician (zeta-function)
  • 1826-12-08 Friedrich Siemens, German industrialist
  • 1827-02-02 Oswald Aschenbach, German painter
  • 1827-03-08 Wilhelm Bleek, German linguist (d. 1875)
  • 1827-04-23 Johann F Ritter von Schulte, German Catholic lawyer
  • 1827-06-13 Alberto Henschel, German-Brazilian photographer and businessman (d. 1882)
  • 1827-11-12 Gustav Merkel, German organist and composer (d. 1885)
  • 1828-01-10 Herman Koeckemann, German Catholic prelate (d. 1892)
  • 1828-01-24 Ferdinand J Cohn, German botanist/publicist
  • 1828-02-19 Johannes von Miquel, German politician
  • 1828-07-04 Theodor W Ahlwardt, German orientalist
  • 1828-12-23 Mathilde Wesendonk, German writer/poet (Tagebuchblatter)
  • 1828-12-28 Karl L Kahlbaum, German psychiatrist (katatonie)
  • 1829-01-03 Konrad Duden, German linguist (Der grosse Duden)
  • 1829-01-09 Adolf von Schlagintweit, German explorer (Tarimbekken)
  • 1829-02-02 Alfred Brehm, German zoologist (d. 1884)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1829-02-26 Levi Strauss, German-born American clothing designer, born in Buttenheim, Bavaria (d. 1902)

Fashion Designer Levi Strauss
Fashion Designer
Levi Strauss
  • 1829-05-30 Levin Goldschmidt, German business law expert
  • 1829-08-23 Moritz B Cantor, German math historian
  • 1829-09-12 Anselm Feuerbach, German painter
  • 1830-01-07 Albert Bierstadt, Germany, painter (US landscapes)
  • 1830-01-08 Hans von Bülow, German pianist and composer (d. 1894)
  • 1830-03-15 Paul von Heyse, Germany, writer (Nobel 1910)
  • 1830-03-30 Julius F A Bahnsen, German philosopher
  • 1830-04-19 Rudolf Cornely, German bible expert/jesuit
  • 1830-08-19 Julius Lothar Meyer, Varel Oldenburg, German Chemist who developed the first periodic table of chemical elements independently of Dimitri Mendeleev
  • 1830-11-23 Kaspar CE Ritter von Zumbusch, German/Austria sculptor
  • 1831-02-24 Georg Leo earl von Caprivi, German chancellor/premier of Prussia
  • 1831-03-06 Friedrich C K von Bodelschwingh, German theologist (Home Mission)
  • 1831-03-23 Eduard Schlagintweit, German writer (d. 1866)
  • 1831-04-14 Gerhard Rohlfs, German explorer/ambassador in Abyssinia
  • 1831-06-26 Julius Rodenberg, [Levy], German writer (Kriegs-Songs of War & Peace)
  • 1831-06-28 Joseph Joachim, Kittsee Germany, violinist (Hungarian Concerto)
  • 1831-09-08 Wilhelm Raabe, [Jakob Corvinus], German author (Der Hungerpastor)
  • 1831-10-18 Frederik III NK of Hohenzollern, German Kaiser/king of Prussia
  • 1831-12-10 Alexander Conze, German archaeologist
  • 1832-03-11 Franz Melde, German phyicist (Melde test)
  • 1832-04-15 Wilhelm Busch, German poet (d. 1908)
  • 1832-05-07 Carl G Neumann, German mathematician/physicist (Neumann-functions)
  • 1832-05-14 Rudolf Lipschitz, German mathematician (d. 1903)
  • 1832-06-10 Nikolaus A Otto, German technician (gas motor, otto motor)
  • 1832-08-16 Wilhelm Wundt, German physiologist/psychologist/philosopher
  • 1832-10-20 Constantin Lipsius, German architect (d. 1894)
  • 1832-11-26 Karl Rudolf König, German physicist (d. 1901)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1832-11-29 Louisa May Alcott, American author (Little Women), born in Germantown, Pennsylvania (d. 1888)

  • 1833-05-05 Ferdinand von Richthofen, German geographer/explorer
  • 1833-05-07 Johannes Brahms, Hamburg Germany, composer
  • 1833-08-03 Auguste Schmidt, German teacher/feminist
  • 1833-11-14 Antonius von der Linde, Neth/German librarian/chess player
  • 1833-11-19 Wilhelm Dilthey, German philosopher (Das Leben Schleiermans)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 601 - 700 of 1,862

  • 1875-06-04 Eduard Mörike, German poet (b. 1804)
  • 1875-08-10 Karl (Theodor) Andree, German journalist (Globus), dies at 66
  • 1875-08-17 Wilhelm Bleek, German linguist (b. 1827)
  • 1875-08-31 Oskar Peschel, German geographer (Physicist Erdkunde), dies at 49
  • 1876-05-07 Franz count of Pocci, German artist/composer (Alchemist), dies at 69
  • 1876-06-27 Christian G Ehrenberg, German zoologist (micro-organisms), dies at 81
  • 1876-11-28 Karl Earnest Ritter von Baer, Estonian/German embryologist, dies at 84
  • 1876-12-03 Hermann Goetz, German composer, dies at 35
  • 1877-01-24 Johann Christian Poggendorff, German physicist (b. 1796)
  • 1877-07-13 Wilhelm E Freiherr von Ketteler, German bishop of Mainz, dies at 65
  • 1877-09-25 Carl Reinhold August Wunderlich, German Physician and advocate of scientific medicine, dies at 62
  • 1877-09-26 Hermann Grassmann, German mathematician and physicist (b. 1809)
  • 1878-03-20 Julius Robert von Mayer, German physician and physicist (b. 1814)
  • 1879-03-13 Adolf Anderssen, German world champ chess (1851..66), dies at 60
  • 1879-04-04 Heinrich Wilhelm Dove, German physicist (b. 1803)
  • 1879-05-15 Gottfried Semper, German architect (b. 1803)
  • 1879-08-08 Immanuel Hermann Fichte, German philosopher (b. 1797)
  • 1879-09-14 Bernhard von Cotta, German geologist (b. 1808)
  • 1880-01-04 Anselm Feuerbach, German painter, dies
  • 1880-05-22 Heinrich WA Freiherr von Gagern, German liberal politician, dies at 80
  • 1880-10-05 Jacques Offenbach, German-born composer (b. 1819)
  • 1881-03-24 Friedrich Hecker, German revolutionary republic politician, dies at 69
  • 1881-04-26 Ludwig Freiherr von und zu der Tann-Rathsamhausen, German general (b. 1815)
  • 1881-05-26 Jakob Bernays, German philologist (b. 1824)
  • 1881-07-10 Georg Hermann Nicolai, German architect (b. 1812)
  • 1881-11-25 Theobald Boehm, German inventor of the modern flute (b. 1794)
  • 1882-01-11 Theodor Schwann, German physiologist (b. 1810)
  • 1882-01-13 Wilhelm Mauser, German weapon designer and manufacturer (b. 1834)
  • 1882-04-13 Bruno Bauer, German theologian (b. 1809)
  • 1882-06-03 Christian Wilberg, German painter (b. 1839)
  • 1882-06-24 Joseph Joachim Raff, German opera composer (Cavatine), dies at 60
  • 1882-06-30 Alberto Henschel, German-Brazilian photographer and businessman (b. 1827)
  • 1883-01-24 Friedrich von Flotow, German baron/composer, dies at 70

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1883-03-14 Karl Marx, German philosopher (Communist Manifesto), dies at 64

Communist Philosopher Karl Marx
Communist Philosopher
Karl Marx
  • 1883-11-18 Wilhelm Siemens, German/British physicist (steam engine), dies
  • 1883-11-25 Ludwig Erk, German composer and folk song collector, dies at 76
  • 1884-01-17 Hermann Schlegel, German ornithologist (b. 1804)
  • 1884-11-11 Alfred Brehm German zoologist (b. 1827)
  • 1885-03-31 Franz W Abbot, German composer/choir conductor, dies at 65
  • 1885-04-07 Carl Theodor Ernst von Siebold, German physiologist (b. 1804)
  • 1885-05-11 Ferdinand Hiller, German pianist/composer/conductor, dies at 73
  • 1885-05-13 Friedrich Gustav Jakob Henle, German physician (b. 1809)
  • 1885-06-16 Wilhelm Camphausen, German painter (b. 1818)
  • 1885-07-01 Hermann von Fehling, German chemist (Fehling's reagens), dies at 73
  • 1885-08-12 Georg Curtius, German classical/linguist/philologist, dies at 65
  • 1885-10-30 Gustav Merkel, German organist and composer, dies at 57
  • 1886-03-18 Leopold Zunz, German intellect (Synagogue Poetry), dies at 91
  • 1886-04-09 Joseph V von Scheffel, German writer (Ekkehard), dies at 60
  • 1886-05-05 Joseph Albert, German photographer (Albertotype), dies at 61
  • 1886-05-23 Leopold von Ranke, German historian (b. 1795)
  • 1886-08-06 Wilhelm Scherer, German literature historian, dies at 45
  • 1886-10-18 Philipp Franz von Siebold, German physician (b. 1796)
  • 1887-03-02 August W Eichler, German botanist, dies at 47
  • 1887-07-05 August F Pott, German philological (That Personennamen), dies
  • 1887-09-14 Friedrich T Vischer, German philosopher/writer (Auch einer), dies
  • 1887-09-29 Bernhard von Langenbeck, German surgeon (b. 1810)
  • 1887-10-17 Gustav R Kirchhoff, German physicist (spectroscopy), dies at 63
  • 1887-11-18 Gustav T Fechner, German psychologist/physicist, dies at 86
  • 1887-11-18 Heinrich Panofka, German violist/composer, dies at 80
  • 1888-03-09 William I, German Emperor (b. 1797)
  • 1888-03-27 Agnes Windeck, German actress, born in Hamburg (d. 1975)
  • 1888-06-15 Emperor Friedrich III of Germany (b. 1831)
  • 1888-06-20 Johannes H Zukertort, German chess player, dies at 45
  • 1888-07-04 Theodor Storm, German judge/author (Schimmelreiter), dies at 70
  • 1888-07-21 Matthias J Scheeben, German theologist (Natur und Gnade), dies at 53
  • 1888-08-24 Rudolph J E Clausius, German physicist (thermodynamics), dies
  • 1888-12-03 Carl Zeiss, German lens maker (b. 1816)
  • 1888-12-31 Samson Raphael Hirsch, German rabbi (b. 1808)
  • 1889-08-17 Ernst Franck, German composer/conductor, dies at 42
  • 1889-12-21 Friedrich August von Quenstedt, German geologist (b. 1809)
  • 1890-01-07 Augusta Maria L Katharina, wife of German Emperor Wilhelm I, dies at 78
  • 1890-01-30 Karl Merz, German-American composer (Brainard's Musical World), dies at 53
  • 1890-10-03 Joseph Hergenröther, German historian (b. 1824)
  • 1890-12-26 Heinrich Schliemann, German archaeologist (rediscovered Troy), dies at 86
  • 1891-01-26 Nicholaus Otto, German auto pioneer (internal combustion engine), dies. (b. 1833)
  • 1891-06-23 Wilhelm Eduard Weber, German physicist (b. 1804)
  • 1891-12-29 Leopold Kronecker, German mathematician, dies at 68
  • 1892-01-07 Ernst Wilhelm von Brücke, German Physician and Physiologist, dies at 72
  • 1892-02-20 Hermann Kopp, German chemist (Law of Kopp), dies at 74
  • 1892-02-22 Herman Koeckemann, German Catholic prelate (b. 1828)
  • 1892-05-05 August Wilhelm von Hofmann, German chemist (b. 1818)
  • 1892-10-23 Mehemed Emin Pasja, German explorer, murdered at 52
  • 1892-12-06 E Werner von Siemens, German industrialist (Siemens AG), dies at 75
  • 1893-05-14 Earnest E Kummer, German mathematician (surface of Kummer), dies at 83
  • 1893-11-30 Jacobus J Backer, German sea historian, dies at 68
  • 1893-12-22 Johann Czerski, German chaplain, dies at 80
  • 1894-01-01 Heinrich Rudolf Hertz, German physicist (b. 1857)
  • 1894-02-12 Hans von Bülow, German pianist and composer (b. 1830)
  • 1894-04-11 Constantin Lipsius, German architect (b. 1832)
  • 1894-05-08 Klara Fey, German orch leaser (Die Kleinen Betrachtungen), dies at 79
  • 1894-05-21 August A Kundt, German physicist, (test of Kundt), dies at 54
  • 1894-06-03 Karl Eduard Zachariae, German expert on Byzantine Law (b. 1812)
  • 1894-09-08 Hermann von Helmholtz, German physician (b. 1821)
  • 1895-02-18 Karl Abs, German professional wrestler (b. 1851)
  • 1895-04-11 Julius Lothar Meyer, German Chemist, dies at 64
  • 1895-04-23 Carl Ludwig, German physician (b. 1815)
  • 1895-05-23 Franz E Neumann, German mineralogist/physicist, dies at 96
  • 1895-08-05 Friedrich English, German textile manufacturer/marxist, dies
  • 1895-08-13 Christian B Freiherr von Tauchnitz, German publisher (T Edition), dies
  • 1895-09-08 Adam Opel, German manufacturer (motorcars), dies at 58