Lower Saxony in History

Lower Saxony: Hannover

Historical Events

  • 1946-11-01 West German state of Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony) created
  • 1998-06-03 Eschede train disaster: an ICE high speed train derails in Lower Saxony, Germany, causing 101 deaths.

Famous Birthdays

  • 1897-09-10 Hilde Hildebrand [Emma Minna Hildebrand], German actress (Port of Freedom), born in Hannover, Lower Saxony, Germany (d. 1976)
  • 1903-02-27 Grethe Weiser, German actress (The Great Love), born in Hanover, Lower Saxony, Germany (d. 1970)
  • 1959-06-09 Christian Wulff, German politician, prime minister of Lower Saxony (2003-10) and President of Germany (2010-12), born in Osnabrück, West Germany