Strasbourg in History

Historical Events

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Protestant Reformer and Theologian John Calvin
Protestant Reformer and Theologian
John Calvin
  • 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

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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

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestMadame Tussaud

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

Wax Museum Creator Madame Tussaud
Wax Museum Creator
Madame Tussaud
  • 1781-03-18 Gustave Vogt, French composer, born in Strasbourg (d. 1870)
  • 1788-06-21 Princess Augusta of Bavaria, born in Strasbourg (d. 1851)
  • 1816-08-21 Charles Frédéric Gerhardt, French chemist, born in Strasbourg, France (d. 1856)
  • 1923-03-22 Marcel Marceau, Strasbourg France, mime (Barbarella, Silent Movie)
  • 1938-08-18 Joe Frank [Joseph Langermann], American radio personality (KCRW), born in Strasbourg, France (d. 2018)
  • 1966-06-27 Mercedes Paz, Tucum Argentina, tennis star (1990 Strasbourg)
  • 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)

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

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

Bacteriologist Louis Pasteur
Louis Pasteur