German History

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 1,896


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0013-11-16 General Tiberius' (later Emperor) triumphant procession through Rome after siege of Germany

Roman Emperor Tiberius
Roman Emperor
Tiberius
  • 0089-01-01 Governor Lucius Antonius Saturninus of Germany becomes emperor of Rome
  • 0476-08-28 German ruler Flavius Odoacer captures Pavia
  • 0842-02-14 Charles II & Louis the German sign treaty
  • 0843-08-10 Treaty of Verdun: Brothers Lotharius I, Louis the German & Charles the Bald divide France
  • 0860-08-01 Peace of Koblenz: Charles the Bald, Louis the German & Lotharius II
  • 0911-11-08 Duke Koenraad I chosen German king
  • 0911-11-10 Conrad I of Germany [Conrad the Younger] elected as King of East Francia
  • 0933-03-15 Battle of Riade: German King Henry I beats Magyars
  • 0936-08-07 Otto I the Great becomes King of Germany
  • 0936-08-08 German king Otto I the Great crowned
  • 0955-08-10 Battle of Lechfeld: Otto I, King of the Germans defeats the Hungarian, ending 50 years of Magyar invasion of Western Europe.
  • 0961-05-26 German King Otto II crowned
  • 0962-02-02 Pope John XII crowns German King Otto I the Great Emperor
  • 0967-12-25 John XIII crowned Otto II the Red German compassionate emperor
  • 0996-06-21 Pope Gregory V crowns Otto III Roman Catholic German Emperor of Elzas
  • 1002-06-06 German King Henry II the Saint crowned
  • 1014-02-14 Pope Benedict VIII crowns Henry II Roman German Emperor
  • 1024-09-04 Conrad II (the Elder) chosen as King of Germany
  • 1024-09-08 Duke Koenraad II chosen German king
  • 1028-04-14 German emperor Conrad II the Sailor crowns his son Henry III, king
  • 1037-05-28 German emperor Koenraad II removes "Constitutio the Feudis"
  • 1046-12-20 Synod of Sutri: German King Henry III removes Popes Gregory VI

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1064-04-30 German King Henry IV gives away Utrecht county of West Friesland

Holy Roman Emperor Henry IV
Holy Roman Emperor
Henry IV
  • 1075-06-09 Battle at Homburg/Unstrut: German King Henry IV beats Saksen
  • 1076-01-24 Synod of Worms: German King Henry IV fires Pope Gregory VII
  • 1077-01-21 German King Henry IV petitions Pope Gregory VII for forgiveness
  • 1077-01-28 German King Henry IV is absolved by Holy Roman Emperor Pope Gregory VII after his penitent Walk to Canossa
  • 1077-01-30 Pope Gregory VII pardons German emperor Henry IV
  • 1083-06-03 Henry IV of Germany storms Rome, capturing St Peter's Cathedral
  • 1084-03-31 Anti-pope Clemens crowns German King Hendrik IV as Holy Roman Emperor
  • 1087-05-30 German emperor Henry IV crowns his son Koenraad
  • 1090-07-03 Battle at Hagenoorde: German emperor beats earl Egbert II
  • 1096-06-25 1st Crusade slaughter Jews of Werelinghofen Germany
  • 1099-01-06 Henry V crowned German king
  • 1111-02-12 German King Hendry V arrives at St Peter, Rome
  • 1111-04-13 Pope Paschalis II crowns Roman catholics-German king Hendrik II
  • 1125-08-30 Duke Lotharius of Supplinburg elected king of Germany
  • 1125-09-13 Duke Lotharius of Supplinburg crowned as German king Lotharius III
  • 1133-06-04 Rome-Innocentius II crowns Lotharius III Roman-German emperor
  • 1138-03-07 Conrad II von Hohenstaufen re-elected German king
  • 1138-03-13 German king Koenraad II von Hohenstaufen crowned
  • 1147-10-25 Seljuk Turks defeat German crusaders under Conrad III at the Battle of Dorylaeum

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1155-06-18 Pope Adrian IV crowns Frederick I Barbarossa Roman-German Emperor

Holy Roman Emperor Frederick Barbarossa
Holy Roman Emperor
Frederick Barbarossa
  • 1198-09-05 Philips of Zwabia, Prince of Hohenstaufen, crowned King of Germany and King of the Romans
  • 1208-11-11 Otto van Wittelsbach chosen German king
  • 1209-10-04 Pope Innocent II crowns German king Otto of Wittelsbach
  • 1212-12-09 Frederick II (later also Holy Roman Emperor) crowned King of Germany in Mainz
  • 1215-07-23 Frederick II crowned King of the Romans (King of the Germans) in Aachen
  • 1220-04-26 German king Frederick II grants bishops sovereign rights
  • 1227-09-29 Pope Gregory IX excommunicate German emperor Frederik II

  • 1230-07-27 Treaty of San Germano between Emperor Frederik II & Pope Gregory IX
  • 1241-04-09 Battle of Liegnitz - Mongol armies defeat Poles & Germans
  • 1241-05-25 1st attack on Jewish community of Frankfurt am Main, Germany
  • 1247-10-03 Willem II of Holland elected Roman Catholic German emperor
  • 1248-11-01 Earl Willem II of Holland crowned as RC German emperor
  • 1264-08-05 Anti-Jewish riots break out in Arnstadt Germany
  • 1268-10-29 Conradin, the last legitimate male heir of the German Hohenstaufen dynasty of Kings and Holy Roman Emperors, is executed with Frederick I, Margrave of Baden by Charles I of Sicily
  • 1273-10-01 Count Rudolf van Habsburg becomes King of the Germans
  • 1285-10-12 180 Jews refuse baptism in Munich Germany and are set on fire
  • 1298-06-23 Duke Albrecht von Habsburg crowned King of Germany
  • 1298-06-25 Rindfleisch Persecutions, 250 Jews killed in Rothenburg, Germany
  • 1298-07-02 Battle on Hasenbuhl (Gollheim) between German kings Adolf and Albrecht I
  • 1298-07-23 Rindfleisch ("Beef") Persecutions - Jewish community in Wurzburg Germany massacred
  • 1298-07-27 Albert (Albrecht) I, son of Rudolf of Habsburg, crowned King of the Germans
  • 1298-10-19 Rindfleisch-140 Jews of Heilbron Germany are murdered
  • 1307-01-18 German king Albrecht I makes his son Rudolf King of Bohemia
  • 1310-08-31 German king Heinrich VII makes his son Johan king of Bohemia
  • 1346-04-13 Pope Clemens VI declares German emperor Louis of Bavaria, envoy
  • 1347-07-11 Heir to the Bohemian throne elected German anti-king Charles IV
  • 1349-01-30 Gunther of Schwarzburg chosen German anti-king
  • 1349-01-30 Jews of Freilsburg Germany are massacred
  • 1349-03-21 Between 100 and 3,000 Jews are killed in Black Death riots in Efurt, Germany
  • 1349-03-22 Townspeople of Fulda, Germany massacre Jews, blaming them for the Black Death
  • 1349-04-30 Jewish community at Radolszell, Germany, exterminated
  • 1349-08-24 Jews of Cologne Germany set themselves on fire to avoid baptism
  • 1349-09-10 Jews who survived a massacre in Constance Germany are burned to death
  • 1349-11-29 Jews of Augsburg Germany massacred
  • 1356-01-10 German emperor Charles I delegates Golden Degree
  • 1362-01-16 A great storm tide in the North Sea destroys the German island of Strand and the city of Rungholt
  • 1370-02-17 Battle at Rudau: Germany beats Lithuania
  • 1374-06-24 Sudden outbreak of St. John's Dance causes people in the streets of Aachen, Germany, to experience hallucinations and begin to jump and twitch uncontrollably until they collapse from exhaustion
  • 1430-05-05 Jews are expelled from Speyer, Germany
  • 1436-07-05 German emperor Sigismund signs peace with Hussieten
  • 1438-03-18 Albrecht II of Habsburg becomes king of Germany
  • 1466-10-19 The Thirteen Years' War ends with the Second Peace of Thorn, Germany

GermanyGerman Beer Purity Law

1487-11-30 The German Beer Purity Law (Reinheitsgebot), is promulgated by Albert IV, Duke of Bavaria stating beer should be brewed from only three ingredients – water, malt and hops
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  • 1488-02-05 Roman catholic German emperor Maximilian I caught in Belgium
  • 1492-05-15 Cheese & Bread rebellion: German mercenaries kill 232 residents of Alkmaar, Netherlands
  • 1492-10-24 24 Jews are burned at the stake in Mecklenburg, Germany
  • 1493-12-23 Georg Alt's German translation of Hartmann Schedel's Nuremberg Chronicle is published.
  • 1500-02-17 Battle of Hemmingstedt - German peasant army repels ducal army of Schleswig and Holstein
  • 1507-04-25 German cartographer Martin Waldseemüller first to use the name America on his world map "Universalis Cosmographia"
  • 1516-04-23 Duke Wilhelm IV of Bavaria endorses "The German Beer Purity Law" (Reinheitsgebot) and adds to it standards for the sale of beer

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1520-10-23 King Carlos I crowned German emperor Charles V

Holy Roman Emperor Charles V
Holy Roman Emperor
Charles V

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1521-01-28 Emperor Charles V opens the Diet of Worms in Worms, Germany which lasts until May 25th. Produced the "Edict of Worms" which dennouced Martin Luther

Founder of Protestanism Martin Luther
Founder of Protestanism
Martin Luther
Holy Roman Emperor Charles V
Holy Roman Emperor
Charles V
  • 1521-11-19 Battle at Milan: Emperor Karel V's/pontifical/Spanish/German troops beat France & occupy Milan

Papal VisitThe Protestant Reformation

1522-03-09 Martin Luther begins preaching his "Invocavit Sermons" in the German city of Wittenberg, reminding citizens to trust God's word rather than violence and thus helping bring to a close the revolutionary stage of the Reformation
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  • 1524-07-15 Emperor Charles I bans German national synode
  • 1524-07-19 Peasants' War begins in Germany's Black Forest

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 2,871

  • 0801-09-08 Ansgar, German Catholic archbishop and Saint, born in Amiens, France (d. 865)
  • 0912-11-23 Otto I, the Great, German king, Holy Roman emperor (962-73)
  • 0973-05-06 Henry II, Roman Catholic German king/emperor (1002/14-24)
  • 0975-07-25 Thietmar, German chronicler and Bishop of Merseburg, born in Hildesheim, Saxony (d. 1018)
  • 1017-10-28 Henry III, Roman Catholic German emperor (1046-56)
  • 1051-09-21 Bertha of Savoy, German queen and Holy Roman Empire Empress (d. 1087)
  • 1074-02-12 Conrad, King of Germany and Italy (d. 1101)
  • 1081-01-08 Henry V, Roman German king/emperor (1098/1111-25)
  • 1098-09-16 Hildegard of Bingen, German magistra and the first composer whose biography is known, born in Böckelheim, Holy Roman Empire (d. 1179)
  • 1194-12-26 Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor, King of the Romans (Germany), Sicily and Jerusalem, born in Lesi, Italy
  • 1211-02-12 Henry VII, Roman catholic German king (1220-35)
  • 1218-05-01 Rudolph I of Germany, Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire (1273-91), born in Limburgh Castle, Sasbach am Kaiserstuhl, Germany (d. 1291)
  • 1228-04-25 Conrad IV, King of Germany, Jerusalem and Sicily, born in Andria, Sicily (d. 1254)
  • 1276-10-04 Margaret of Brabant, Queen of Germany (d. 1311)
  • 1352-05-05 Rupert, King of Germany (1400-10), born in Amberg, Germany (d. 1410)
  • 1361-02-26 Wenceslas of Bohemia, Holy Roman Catholic German emperor (1378-1400)
  • 1368-02-15 Sigismund, Holy Roman emperor (1410-37), born in Nuremberg, Kingdom of Germany (d. 1437)
  • 1397-08-10 Albert II of Germany, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1439)
  • 1397-08-16 Albrecht II von Habsburg, King of Bohemia, Hungary and Germany, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1439)
  • 1415-09-21 Frederick III of Innsbruck, German Emperor (1440-1493), born in Innsbruck, Tyrol (d. 1493)
  • 1420-08-24 Albrecht van Eyb, German humanist (Bamberg & Eichstattt), born in Ansbach, Germany (d. 1475)
  • 1423-05-30 Georg Purbach, German mathematician and astronomer (d. 1461)
  • 1440-02-13 Hartmann Schedel, German physician, humanist and historian, born in Nuremberg, Germany (d. 1514)
  • 1452-12-10 Johannes Stöffler, German mathematician and astronomer (d. 1531)
  • 1459-02-01 Conrad Celtes, German humanist scholar, born in Wipfeld, Germany (d. 1508)
  • 1459-03-06 Jacob Fugger, German banker/merchant
  • 1459-03-22 Maximilian I of Habsburg, German Emperor/archduke of Austria
  • 1459-10-06 Martin Behaim, German navigator and geographer, born in Nuremberg, Germany (d. 1507)
  • 1462-02-01 Johannes Trithemius, German cryptographer, born in Trittenheim, Germany (d. 1516)
  • 1467-01-14 Henry van Stolberg & Wernigerode, German gov/viceroy of Frisia
  • 1468-02-14 Johann Werner, German mathematician, born in Nuremberg, Germany (d. 1522)
  • 1471-05-21 Albrecht Durer, Nornberg Germany, Renaissance painter/print maker
  • 1471-08-27 George the Bearded, Duke of Saxony (1500-39), born in Meissen, Germany (d. 1539)
  • 1471-10-15 Konrad Mutian, German humanist (d. 1526)
  • 1475-12-24 Thomas Murner, German writer (d.c. 1537)
  • 1477-01-14 Hermann of Wied, German Catholic archbishop (d. 1552)
  • 1477-01-16 Johannes Schöner, German astronomer and cartographer (d. 1547)
  • 1477-03-20 Jerome Emser, German theologian (d. 1527)
  • 1481-03-02 Franz von Sickingen, German knight
  • 1483-10-26 Hans Buchner, German composer, born in Ravensburg (d. 1538)

Person of interestMartin Luther

1483-11-10 Martin Luther, German theologian and key figure in the Protestant Reformation, born in Eisleben, Saxony, Holy Roman Empire (d. 1546)

Founder of Protestanism Martin Luther
Founder of Protestanism
Martin Luther
  • 1483-12-03 Nicolaus von Amsdorf, German reformation theologist
  • 1484-01-17 George Spalatin, German reformer (d. 1545)
  • 1485-06-24 Johannes Bugenhagen, German reformer (d. 1558)
  • 1486-01-06 Martin Agricola, [M Sore], German composer/cantor
  • 1486-09-14 Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa von Nettesheim, German royal astrologer, physician and theologian, born in Cologne, Holy Roman Empire (d. 1535)
  • 1486-11-13 Johann Eck, German Scholastic theologian and early counter-reformer against Lutheran challenges, born in Egg, Swabia (d. 1543)
  • 1488-01-06 Helius Eobanus Hessus, German poet (Silvae)
  • 1488-04-21 Ulrich von Hutten, German poet/humanist/patriot
  • 1489-08-10 Jacob Sturm von Sturmeck, German statesman and reformer (d. 1553)
  • 1490-06-28 Albrecht von Brandenburg, German archbishop and monarch of Mainz, born in Cölln, Germany (d. 1545)
  • 1492-04-04 Ambrosius Blarer, German reformer, born in Konstanz, Germany (d. 1564)
  • 1493-06-05 Justus Jonas, German Protestant theologian and reformer, born in Nordhausen, Thuringia, Germany (d. 1555)
  • 1494-03-24 Georgius Agricola, German mineralogist (De Re Metallica), born in Glauchau, Saxony (d. 1555)
  • 1494-04-20 John Agricola [Schneider], German theologian, a friend of Martin Luther, born in Eisleben, Germany (d.1566)
  • 1494-11-05 Hans Sachs, German composer, playwright and shoemaker
  • 1495-04-16 Petrus Apianus [Peter Apian], German mathematician, astronomer and cartographer, born in Leisnig, Saxony (d. 1557)
  • 1497-02-15 Philipp Melanchthon, German Protestant
  • 1498-12-19 Andreas Osiander, German Protestant Reformation theologist
  • 1499-06-24 Johannes Brenz, German theologist (Dutch Brentians)
  • 1500-04-12 Joachim Camerarius [Liebhard Kammerer], German classical scholar, born in Bamberg, Germany (d. 1574)
  • 1501-01-17 Leonhard Fuchs, German botanist (History of Plants)
  • 1501-02-24 Sixt(us) Birck [Xystus Betulius], German writer (Suzanna)
  • 1501-04-19 Erasmus Sarcerius, German Lutheran theologian and reformer (d. 1559)
  • 1502-01-10 Hendrik Niclaes, German/Dutch merchant/cult leader (Children of God)
  • 1502-04-25 Georg Major, German Protestant theologian, born in Nuremberg, Germany (d. 1574)
  • 1503-03-10 Ferdinand I, German emperor (1558-64)
  • 1503-06-01 Wilhelm von Grumbach, German lt col
  • 1503-10-23 Isabella of Portugal, queen of Spain and empress of Germany (d. 1539)
  • 1504-01-01 Caspar Cruciger, German church reformer
  • 1511-11-22 Erasmus Reinhold, German mathematician (calculated planetary table)
  • 1515-03-12 Caspar Othmayr, German composer and Lutheran pastor, born in Amberg (d. 1553)
  • 1515-10-04 Lucas Cranach, the Younger, German painter
  • 1516-04-23 Georg Fabricius, German poet, historian and archaeologist, born in Chemnitz, Germany (d. 1571)
  • 1518-08-08 Conrad Lycosthenes, French-born German humanist and encyclopedist (d. 1561)
  • 1522-11-09 Martin Chemnitz, German Lutheran reformer and theologian, born in Treuenbrietzen, Germany (d. 1586)
  • 1524-02-10 Albrecht Giese, German politician and diplomat (d. 1580)
  • 1525-01-06 Caspar Peucer, German reformer (d. 1602)
  • 1527-03-21 Hermann Finck, German composer, born in Pirna (d. 1558)
  • 1527-05-08 Johann Walter, German composer, born in Kahla (d. 1570)
  • 1527-07-31 Maximilian II, German King/Emperor (1564-76)
  • 1529-04-03 Michael Neander, German mathematician and astronomer, born in Joachimsthal, Bohemia (d. 1581)
  • 1531-09-14 Philipp Apianus [Bennewitz/Bienewitz], German mathematician and cartographer, born in Ingolstadt, Germany (d. 1589)
  • 1532-12-26 Guilielmus Xylander, German classical scholar (d. 1576)
  • 1534-07-18 Zacharias Ursinus, German theologist (Heidelberger Catechism), born in Breslau, Silesia (d. 1583)
  • 1534-11-05 Joachim Camerarius, German botanist/physician (horticulture catalog)
  • 1534-12-15 Lucas Osiander, German composer, born in Nuremberg (d. 1604)
  • 1539-03-25 Christopher Clavius, German mathematician (d. 1612)
  • 1539-12-20 Paul Melissus [Paul Schede], German poet/composer
  • 1540-01-28 Ludolph van Ceulen, German mathematician (d. 1610)
  • 1540-07-11 Adolf van Nassau, German son of William I and Juliana of Stolberg, born in Dillenburg, Germany (d. 1568)
  • 1546-02-14 Johann Pistorius, German theologist and historian, born in Nidda, Germany (d. 1608)
  • 1547-03-01 Rudolph Goclenius, German philosopher (d. 1628)
  • 1547-09-22 Philipp Nikodemus Frischlin, German philologist and poet (d. 1590)
  • 1550-09-30 Michael Maestlin, German mathematician (d. 1631)
  • 1552-07-18 Rudolf II von Habsburg, Emperor of Germany (1576-1612), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1612)
  • 1555-12-04 Heinrich Meibom, German historian and poet (d. 1625)
  • 1555-12-27 Johann Arndt, German Lutherian theologist
  • 1556-08-10 Philipp Nicolai, German theologist/poet/composer
  • 1560-06-25 Wilhelm Fabry, German surgeon (Father of German surgery), born in Hilden, Germany (d. 1634)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

1707-10-17 German composer Johann S Bach marries for the 1st time his cousin Maria Barbara Bach

HeartWedding of Interest

1733-06-12 King of Prussia Frederick the Great (21) weds duchess Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel-Bevern (18) at Schloss Salzdahlum in Wolfenbüttel, Germany

King of Prussia Frederick the Great
King of Prussia
Frederick the Great

HeartWedding of Interest

1806-10-14 German writer, artist and politician Johann Wolfgang von Goethe marries mistress Christiane Vulpius in Weimar

Social Philosopher Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Social Philosopher
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

HeartWedding of Interest

1837-03-28 German composer Felix Mendelssohn (27) marries Cécile Jeanrenaud (20)

Composer and Pianist Felix Mendelssohn
Composer and Pianist
Felix Mendelssohn

HeartWedding of Interest

1843-06-19 Philosopher Karl Marx (25) weds Jenny von Westphalen in Germany

Communist Philosopher Karl Marx
Communist Philosopher
Karl Marx

HeartWedding of Interest

1870-08-25 German composer Richard Wagner (57) weds Franz Liszt's daughter Cosima Liszt (32) at a Protestant church in Lucerne, Switzerland

Composer Richard Wagner
Composer
Richard Wagner

HeartWedding of Interest

1886-09-14 Neurologist Sigmund Freud (30) weds Martha Bernays (25) in Hamburg, Germany

Father of Psychology Sigmund Freud
Father of Psychology
Sigmund Freud

HeartWedding of Interest

1904-01-28 German chancellor Konrad Adenauer (28) weds Emma Weyer at St. Stephan Catholic Church in Lindenthal, Germany

Chancellor of West Germany Konrad Adenauer
Chancellor of West Germany
Konrad Adenauer

HeartWedding of Interest

1905-02-11 Novelist Thomas Mann (29) weds Katia Pringsheim (21) in Munich, Germany

Novelist Thomas Mann
Novelist
Thomas Mann

HeartWedding of Interest

1920-07-05 Foreign Minister of the German Reich Joachim von Ribbentrop (27) weds Anna Elisabeth Henkell

Foreign Minister of the German Reich Joachim von Ribbentrop
Foreign Minister of the German Reich
Joachim von Ribbentrop

HeartWedding of Interest

1923-01-03 German politician Hermann Goering (30) weds Carin Hulda (34)

Nazi Politician Hermann Goering
Nazi Politician
Hermann Goering

HeartWedding of Interest

1923-05-17 Actress and singer Marlene Dietrich (21) weds assistant director Rudolf Sieber (26) in Berlin, Germany

Actress and Singer Marlene Dietrich
Actress and Singer
Marlene Dietrich

HeartWedding of Interest

1931-12-19 Propagandist Joseph Goebbels (34) weds Magda Ritschel (30) at Günther Quandt's farm in Mecklenburg, Germany

Nazi Minister of Propaganda and Information Joseph Goebbels
Nazi Minister of Propaganda and Information
Joseph Goebbels
  • 1934-01-07 Princess Juliana marries German prince Bernhard von Lippe-Biesterfeld

HeartWedding of Interest

1947-03-01 Rocket engineer Werner von Braun (34) weds Maria Luise von Quistorp in Landshut, Germany

Rocket Scientist Werner von Braun
Rocket Scientist
Werner von Braun
  • 1966-03-10 Dutch Crown Princess Beatrix (Queen Beatrix) marries German aristocrat Claus von Amsberg in Amsterdam

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1966-07-14 Sex symbol of the 1960s Brigitte Bardot (31) weds German millionaire playboy Gunter Sachs (33) in Las Vegas

Actress and Model Brigitte Bardot
Actress and Model
Brigitte Bardot

HeartWedding of Interest

1995-08-01 F1 driver Michael Schumacher (26) weds Corinna Betsch in Kerpen, Germany

Formula 1 Driver Michael Schumacher
Formula 1 Driver
Michael Schumacher

HeartWedding of Interest

1998-12-30 Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel (44) weds quantum chemist Joachim Sauer (49) in Bonn, Germany

Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel
Chancellor of Germany
Angela Merkel
  • 2005-05-18 Television presenter and former Miss Germany Verona Feldbusch (37) weds German entrepreneur Franjo Pooth at the San Diego Court House in San Diego, California
  • 2005-05-21 "Second Time Around" actor Boris Kodjoe (32) weds "Soul Food" actress Nicole Ari Parker (34) in Gundelfingen, Germany
  • 2005-10-22 German film and television actress Uschi Glas (61) weds Dieter Hermann in Munich Palace

HeartWedding of Interest

2009-07-11 Actor and film director Robert Redford (71) weds artist Sibylle Szaggars (51) at the luxurious Louis C. Jacob Hotel in Hamburg, Germany


Famous Divorces


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1973-11-16 Sci-fi author Isaac Asimov (53) divorces Gertrude Blugerman after 31 years of marriage

Author, Biochemistry Professor Isaac Asimov
Author, Biochemistry Professor
Isaac Asimov
  • 2010-06-06 Gossip Girl star Kelly Rutherford (40) divorces German entrepreneur Daniel Giersch (34) due to irreconcilable differences after 2 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 1,983

  • 0482-01-08 Severinus, German monastery founder/saint, dies
  • 0493-03-15 Odiaker (Odoacer), German army leader/King of Italy (476-93), murdered
  • 0532-10-17 Boniface II, 1st "German" Pope, dies
  • 0753-11-03 Pirminius, German saint (b. 753)

Person of interestCharlemagne

0814-01-28 Charlemagne, German emperor/Roman Emperor (800-814), dies at 71

Holy Roman Emperor Charlemagne
Holy Roman Emperor
Charlemagne
  • 0849-08-18 Walafrid Strabo, German monk and theologian
  • 0865-02-03 Ansgar, German Catholic archbishop and Saint, dies at 63
  • 0876-08-28 Louis the German, King of East France Empire (833-76), dies
  • 0876-09-28 Louis the German, King of Eastern Francia (b. 804)
  • 0882-01-20 Louis II/III the Younger, German king (876-82), dies
  • 0911-09-24 Ludwig III, the child, last Carolingian German King (899-911), dies
  • 0918-09-23 Koenraad I, German duke/king (911-18), dies at 42
  • 0918-12-23 Conrad I of Germany [Conrad the Younger], King of East Francia (911-18)
  • 0928-09-15 Louis III, the Blind Proveneaals king of Lombardije/Germany, dies at 48
  • 0936-07-02 Henry I the Vogelaar, German king (919-36), Duke of Saxon 912-36, dies
  • 0946-01-26 Eadgyth, English-born German Queen, wife of Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor
  • 0968-03-14 Matilda of Ringelheim, German Queen (c. 895)
  • 0973-07-04 Ulrich of Augsburg, German bishop (b. 890)
  • 0983-12-07 Otto II the Red, German king/emperor (973-83), dies at about 28
  • 0999-02-18 Gregory V, [Bruno] 1st German Pope, dies
  • 1002-01-23 Otto III, German king/emperor 983/996-1002, dies at 21
  • 1024-07-13 Henry II, the Monk, German King (1002-24), dies
  • 1039-06-04 Conrad II the Salian, King/Emperor of Germany (1024/27-39), dies at 49
  • 1043-02-15 Gisela, wife of RC-German emperor Conrad II the Salier, dies at 52
  • 1068-11-09 Agnes of Poitou, duchess of Aquitania/mother of German Empress, dies
  • 1077-12-14 Agnes of Poitou, German empress/wife of emperor Henry III, dies
  • 1080-10-15 Rudolf of Rheinfeld, Duke of Swabia and German anti-King
  • 1085-09-04 Irmgarde van Keulen, German countress of Aspel/saint, dies
  • 1100-09-16 Bernold of Constance, German chronicler (b. 1054)
  • 1101-07-27 Conrad II, King of Germany and Italy (b. 1074)
  • 1101-10-06 Bruno of Cologne, German founder of the Carthusian order
  • 1103-01-17 Frutolf, German monk/musicologist/historian, dies

Person of interestHenry IV

1106-08-07 Henry IV, Roman German king/emperor (1056/84-1105), dies at 54

Holy Roman Emperor Henry IV
Holy Roman Emperor
Henry IV
  • 1125-05-23 Hendrik V, Roman catholics German king/emperor (1098/1111-25), dies
  • 1125-05-25 Hendrik V, last Salische German king, dies
  • 1143-09-24 Agnes of Germany, daughter of Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1072)
  • 1152-02-15 Konrad III, Roman-German King (1138-1152), dies at about 58

Person of interestFrederick Barbarossa

1190-06-10 Frederick Barbarossa, King of Germany (1152-90) and Holy Roman Emperor (1155-90), drowns at 67 or 68

Holy Roman Emperor Frederick Barbarossa
Holy Roman Emperor
Frederick Barbarossa
  • 1197-09-28 Henry VI von Hohenstaufen, King of Germany and Holy Roman Emperor, dies in Messina, Sicily
  • 1208-06-21 Philip of Swabia, King of Germany and duke of Swabia (b. 1177)
  • 1226-11-14 Frederick of Isenberg, German politician (executed) (b. 1193)
  • 1242-02-12 Hendrik VII, Roman Catholics German king (1220-35), commits suicide
  • 1250-12-13 Frederick II, German Emperor (1212-1250), dies at 55
  • 1254-05-21 Conrad IV, King of Germany, Jerusalem and Sicily, dies at 26
  • 1256-01-28 Willem II, earl of Holland/German emperor (1238, 47-56), dies at 22
  • 1273-10-09 Elisabeth of Bavaria, Queen of Germany
  • 1280-11-15 Albertus Magnus the Great, German leader/bishop Regensburg, dies at 87
  • 1291-07-15 Rudolf I, King of Germany & Holy Roman Empire, dies
  • 1298-07-02 Adolf van Nassau, RC-German king (1292-98), dies in battle at about 43
  • 1308-05-01 Albrecht I van Habsburg, German King (1298-1308), murdered
  • 1312-10-28 Elisabeth of Tirol, German queen
  • 1313-08-24 Henry VII, Roman Catholic German King/emperor (1308/12-13), dies
  • 1328-04-30 ... Eckhard, German theologist/mystic, dies
  • 1330-01-13 Frederick I (III), the Fair, Duke of Austrian/German anti-king, dies (b. 1286)
  • 1347-10-11 Louis IV, Duke of Bayern/Romania-Germany King/emperor, dies
  • 1349-06-14 Gunther Van Schwarzburg, German anti-king 1349, dies at about 44
  • 1351-07-20 Margaretha Ebner, German visionary (b. 1291)
  • 1356-01-23 Margaretha of Bavaria, Emperess of Germany, dies
  • 1361-06-16 John Tauler, German mystic (Gottesfreunde) dies at about 61
  • 1366-01-25 Henry Suso, German mystic
  • 1378-11-29 Charles IV, Roman-German King/German emperor (Univ of Prague), dies
  • 1380-12-24 John von Neumarkt, German bishop/Chancellor Karel IV, dies
  • 1381-05-15 Eppelein von Gailingen, German robber baron
  • 1399-07-13 Peter Parler, German architect (b. 1330)
  • 1401-05-18 Władysław Opolczyk (German: Ladislaus von Oppel, count palatine of Hungary 1367-1372, governor of Halych-Volhynia 1372 - 1378, count palatine of Poland
  • 1410-05-18 Rupert, King of Germany (1400-10), dies at 58
  • 1410-07-15 Ulrich von Jungingen, German Grand Master of the Teutonic Knights, killed at the Battle of Grunwald (b. 1360)
  • 1415-07-06 Jan Hus, Bohemian reformer (b. 1369), burned for heresy by the Church at Constance, Germany
  • 1418-03-22 Dietrich of Nieheim, German historian
  • 1437-12-09 Sigismund, Holy Roman Emperor (1410-37), dies at 70
  • 1439-10-27 Albert II of Germany, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1397)
  • 1461-04-08 Georg Purbach, German mathematician and astronomer (b. 1423)
  • 1464-08-17 Nikolaus von Cusa, German theologist/mathematician/philosopher, dies

Person of interestJohannes Gutenberg

1468-02-03 Johannes Gutenberg, German inventor (movable printing press), dies at 70 (birth date c. 1400)

  • 1473-01-24 Conrad Paumann, German blind organist/composer, dies
  • 1475-06-24 Albrecht von Eyb, German parson (Bamberg & Eichstattt), dies at 54
  • 1476-07-06 Regiomontanus [Johannes Müller von Königsberg], German mathematician and astronomer, prepares astronomic tables, dies at 40
  • 1485-02-28 Niclas, Graf von Abensberg, German soldier (b. 1441)
  • 1491-02-02 Martin Schongauer, German painter, dies at 40
  • 1491-10-12 Fritz Herlen, German artist
  • 1493-08-19 Frederick III of Innsbruck, German Emperor (1440-1493), dies at 77
  • 1496-03-12 Johannes de Lapide, [Johan Heynlin], German philosopher, dies
  • 1498-12-07 Alexander Hegius von Heek, German humanist
  • 1499-07-22 Neithart Fox, [Jonker Fox], German passage leader, slain in battle
  • 1504-12-21 Bertold von Henneberg-Römhild, German archbishop and elector (b. 1442)
  • 1505-10-21 Paul Scriptoris, German mathematician
  • 1507-07-29 Martin Behaim, German navigator and geographer, dies at 47
  • 1508-02-04 Conrad Celtes, German humanist scholar, dies at 49
  • 1514-11-28 Hartmann Skull, German physician/historian (Skull's Liederbuch), dies
  • 1516-12-13 Johannes Trithemius, German cryptographer, dies at 54
  • 1517-01-01 Hermann Vischer, the Younger, German bronze merchant, dies
  • 1519-09-21 Hans Backofen/Backoffen, German sculptor, dies at about 49
  • 1519-11-30 Michael Wolgemut, German painter (Weltchronik), dies at about 85
  • 1523-08-29 Ulrich von Hutten, German poet/humanist/patriot, dies at 35
  • 1525-05-27 Thomas Muentzer, German rebel leader
  • 1525-12-30 Jacob Fugger, German banker/merchant, dies at 66
  • 1526-03-30 Konrad Mutian, German humanist (b. 1471)
  • 1527-11-08 Jerome Emser, German theologian (b. 1477)
  • 1528-04-06 Albrecht Durer, German painter and graphic artist, dies in Germany at 56
  • 1529-01-07 Peter Vischer, the Old, German count of Sebaldus, dies