Strasbourg in History

Historical Events

  • 1357-11-25 Charles IV issues letter of protection of Jews of Strasbourg Alsace

Historic Event

1538-05-26 Geneva expels John Calvin and his followers from the city. Calvin lives in exile in Strasbourg for the next three years.

  • 1792-04-25 "La Marseillaise", later the national anthem of France, is composed by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle in Strasbourg
  • 1794-11-22 Strasbourg Alsace-Lorraine, prohibits circumcision and wearing of beards
  • 1952-09-15 European Parliament forms in Strasbourg
  • 1963-11-27 The Convention on the Unification of Certain Points of Substantive Law on Patents for Invention is signed at Strasbourg
  • 1988-05-11 KV Mechelen of Belgium win 28th European Cup Winner's Cup against Ajax of Netherlands 1-0 in Strasbourg

Historic Event

1988-10-12 Pope John Paul II is the target of anti-papal heckling by Protestant leader Ian Paisley at a European Parliament meeting in Strasbourgh, France

  • 2016-11-13 Federation Cup Women's Tennis, Strasbourg, France: Czech pair Karolína Plíšková & Barbora Strýcová beats Caroline Garcia & Kristina Mladenovic of France 7-5, 7-5 to wrap up 3-2 win and 3rd straight title

Famous Birthdays

  • 1539-04-17 Tobias Stimmer, Swiss painter (Strasbourg astronomical clock), born in Schaffhausen, Switzerland (d. 1584)
  • 1568-04-17 Christophe Thomas Walliser, French composer, born in Strasbourg, France (d. 1648)
  • 1724-05-07 Dagobert Sigmund von Wurmser, Austrian general, born in Strasbourg, Alsace, France (d. 1797)
  • 1730-10-14 Jean-Joseph Rodolphe, Alsatian composer, born in Strasbourg, France (d. 1812)
  • 1749-05-05 Jean-Frédéric Edelmann, French composer, born in Strasbourg, France (d. 1794) [1]
  • 1752-04-05 Sébastien Érard, French musical instruments maker, born in Strasbourg, France (d. 1831)
  • 1753-03-09 Jean-Baptiste Kléber, French general, born in Strasbourg, France (d. 1800)
  • 1756-05-23 Nicolas-Joseph Hüllmandel, Alsatian composer, born in Strasbourg, France (d. 1823)
  • 1759-04-18 Jacques Widerkehr, Alsatian composer, born in Strasbourg, France (d. 1823)
  • 1759-05-06 François Andrieux, French playwright, born in Strasbourg, France (d. 1833)

Madame Tussaud

1761-12-01 Marie Tussaud, French founder of Madame Tussaud's wax museum, born in Strasbourg (d. 1850)

  • 1765-12-15 Philippe-Jacques Pfeffinger, French composer, born in Strasbourg, France (d. 1821)
  • 1775-04-11 Charles-Francois Dumonchau, French pianist and composer, born in Strasbourg, France (d. 1820)
  • 1781-03-18 Gustave Vogt, French composer, born in Strasbourg (d. 1870)
  • 1786-08-25 Ludwig I, King of Bavaria (1825-48), born in Strasbourg, France (d. 1868)
  • 1788-06-21 Princess Augusta of Bavaria, born in Strasbourg (d. 1851)
  • 1806-06-02 Isaac Strauss, French violinist, conductor and composer, born in Strasbourg, France (d. 1888)
  • 1810-03-09 Jean-Georges Kastner, French composer, born in Strasbourg, France (d. 1867)
  • 1816-08-21 Charles Frédéric Gerhardt, French chemist, born in Strasbourg, France (d. 1856)
  • 1832-01-06 Gustave Doré, French painter and sculptor, born in Strasbourg, France (d. 1883)
  • 1837-12-09 Émile Waldteufel, French pianist and composer (Estudiantina), born in Strasbourg (d. 1915)
  • 1858-09-15 Charles Eugène, vicomte de Foucauld, French explorer and a hermit, born in Strasbourg, French Empire (d. 1916)
  • 1897-05-06 Paul Alverdes, German writer (Pfeiferstube), born in Strasbourg, France (d. 1979)
  • 1910-08-29 Georges Loinger, French resistance fighter (WWII), born in Strasbourg, France (d. 2018)
  • 1923-03-22 Marcel Marceau, French mime artist and actor (Barbarella, Silent Movie), born in Strasbourg, France (d. 2007)
  • 1926-01-15 Florence Buchsbaum, French theater director, born in Strasbourg, France (d. 1996)
  • 1938-08-18 Joe Frank [Joseph Langermann], American radio personality (KCRW), born in Strasbourg, France (d. 2018)
  • 1949-10-22 Arsène Wenger, French football manager (Nancy, Monaco; 3 x Premier League, 7 x FA Cup Arsenal 1996-2018), born in Strasbourg, France
  • 1953-12-24 François Loos, French politician, born in Strasbourg, France
  • 1966-06-27 Mercedes Paz, Argentine tennis star (1990 Strasbourg), born in Tucumán, Argentina
  • 1972-04-03 Sandrine Testud, French tennis star (1993 Strasbourg), born in Lyon, France
  • 1972-04-22 Sabine Appelmans, Aalst Belg, tennis star (Strasbourg doubles final)
  • 1982-01-12 Paul-Henri Mathieu, French tennis player, born in Strasbourg, France

Famous Weddings

Louis Pasteur

1849-05-29 Bacteriologist Louis Pasteur (26) weds secretary Marie Laurent (23) in Strasbourg, France

Famous Deaths

  • 1584-01-04 Tobias Stimmer, Swiss painter (Strasbourg astronomical clock), dies at 44