Hannover in History

Historical Events

Royal Coronation

1714-10-20 Georg Ludwig von Hannover crowned as Britain's King George I at Westminster Abbey

  • 1719-01-05 Britain, Hannover, Saxony-Poland and Austria sign anti-Prussian Russian pact
  • 1719-11-20 Sweden & Hannover sign for peace Treaty of Stockholm
  • 1725-09-03 Britain, France, Hannover & Prussia sign Covenant of Hannover
  • 1726-08-09 Netherlands signs Covenant of Hannover
  • 1727-04-06 Denmark signs Covenant of Hannover
  • 1945-03-14 RAF bomb cuts railway link Hannover-Hamm

Famous Birthdays

  • 1707-02-01 Frederick Louis, English prince of Wales and son of George II, born in Hanover, Germany (d. 1751)
  • 1767-09-08 August Wilhelm Schlegel, German poet, translator and critic, born in Hannover, Germany (d. 1845)
  • 1824-08-19 Georg Goltermann, German cellist and composer, born in Hanover, Germany (d. 1898)
  • 1852-04-12 Ferdinand von Lindemann, German mathematician (Proving π ["pi"] is a transcendental number), born in Hanover, German Confederation (now Germany) (d. 1939)
  • 1872-12-10 Ludwig Klages, German philosopher (study of graves), born in Hannover, Germany (d. 1956)
  • 1884-04-12 Otto Meyerhof, German psychologist and biochemist (Nobel 1922), born in Hannover, Germany (d. 1951)
  • 1897-09-10 Hilde Hildebrand [Emma Minna Hildebrand], German actress (Port of Freedom), born in Hannover, Lower Saxony, Germany (d. 1976)
  • 1915-03-11 Karl Krolow, German poet and translator, born in Hannover (d. 1999)
  • 1948-05-25 Klaus Meine, German musician (Scorpions), born in Hanover, Germany

Famous Deaths

  • 1727-06-10 George Ludwig, German monarch of Hannover, King of England, dies at 67