Baden-Württemberg in History

Baden-Württemberg: Stuttgart

Historical Events

  • 1525-05-12 Battle at Biblingen: Zwabische Union beats rebel Wurttemberg farmers
  • 1534-05-12 German Duchy of Wurttemberg becomes Lutheran under Ulrich, Duke of Württemberg

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

1814-02-18 The Battle of Montereau; victory of French under Napoleon Bonaparte against Austrians and Württembergers under the King of Württemberg.

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte
  • 1951-12-09 West German voters approve merger of 3 states to form Baden-Wurttemberg
  • 1952-04-25 German state of Bathe-Wurttemberg forms

Famous Birthdays

  • 1487-02-08 Ulrich, Duke of Württemberg (d. 1550)
  • 1557-08-19 Frederick I, Duke of Württemberg (d. 1608)
  • 1614-12-16 Eberhard III, Duke of Württemberg (d. 1674)
  • 1647-01-07 Wilhelm Ludwig, Duke of Württemberg (d. 1677)
  • 1676-09-18 Eberhard Ludwig, Duke of Württemberg (d. 1733)
  • 1728-12-22 Charles Frederick, Margrave, Elector and later Grand Duke of Baden, born in Baden-Württemberg, Germany (d. 1811)
  • 1750-04-28 Paul Ignaz Kürzinger, Bavarian composer, born in Mergentheim, Württemberg

Person of interestFriedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling

1775-01-27 Friedrich von Schelling, German philosopher (Views on Christianity), born in Leonberg, Württemberg, Holy Roman Empire (d. 1854)

  • 1783-02-21 Princess Catharina of Württemberg, Queen consort of Westphalia (d. 1835)
  • 1787-04-26 Ludwig Uhland, German writer, born in Tübingen, Württemberg (d. 1862)
  • 1813-03-20 Matthias Keller, German hymm writer (O Farther un High), born in Ulm, Württemberg (d. 1875)

Person of interestKarl Benz

1844-11-25 Karl Benz, German inventor, engine designer and automobile manufacturer (Mercedes-Benz), born in Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg (d. 1929)

Automobile Engineer and Inventor Karl Benz
Automobile Engineer and Inventor
Karl Benz
  • 1853-03-28 Rudolf Kittel, German theologist (Psalms), born in Eningen, Württemberg, Germany (d. 1929)
  • 1855-10-08 Gustav Ehrismann, German author and expert on the German language, born in Pforzheim, Baden-Württemberg (d. 1941)

Person of interestHermann Hesse

1877-07-02 Hermann Hesse, German-Swiss novelist and poet (Steppenwolf, Nobel 1946), born in Calw, Württemberg, Germany (d. 1962)

Nobel Laureate Novelist Hermann Hesse
Nobel Laureate Novelist
Hermann Hesse

Person of interestErwin Rommel

1891-11-15 Erwin Rommel, German Field Marshal (WWII - African campaign), born in Heidenheim, Württemberg, Germany (d. 1944)

German WWII Field Marshal Erwin Rommel
German WWII Field Marshal
Erwin Rommel
  • 1919-12-31 Artur Fischer, German Inventor with more patents than Edison, born in Tumlingen, Baden-Württemberg (d. 2016)

Person of interestSteffi Graf

1969-06-14 Steffi Graf, German tennis star who won 22 Grand Slam singles titles, born in Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, West Germany

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
  • 1977-04-02 Michael Fassbender, Irish-German actor (Shame, X-Men), born in Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg

Famous Weddings

  • 1776-10-07 Crown Prince Paul of Russia marries Sophie Marie Dorothea of Württemberg.

Famous Deaths

  • 1550-11-06 Ulrich, Duke of Württemberg (b. 1487)
  • 1608-01-29 Frederick I, Duke of Württemberg (b. 1557)
  • 1674-07-02 Eberhard III, Duke of Württemberg (b. 1614)
  • 1677-06-23 Wilhelm Ludwig, Duke of Württemberg (b. 1647)
  • 1733-10-31 Eberhard IV Ludwig, Duke of Württemberg (b. 1676)
  • 1816-10-30 Frederick I of Württemberg (b. 1754)