Essen in History

Northrhine-Westfalia: Cologne - Dortmund - Düsseldorf - Köln

Historical Events

Famous Birthdays

  • 1812-04-26 Alfred Krupp, German arms merchant, born in Essen, Germany (d. 1887)
  • 1850-06-06 Karl Ferdinand Braun, German inventor, co-developed wireless telegraphy (Nobel 1909), born in Fulda, Electorate of Hessen, Germany (d. 1918)
  • 1873-04-26 Otto zur Linde, German author (Charon), born in Essen, Germany (d. 1938)
  • 1885-07-06 Ernst Busch, German field marshal (WWII), born in Essen, German Empire (d. 1945)
  • 1893-05-27 Hermann Dörnemann, German supercentarian, born in Essen, Germany (d. 2005)
  • 1902-03-07 Heinz Rühmann, German actor and director (Der Hauptmann von Köpenick), born in Essen, Germany (d. 1994)
  • 1907-08-13 Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach, German arms manufacturer and Olympic yacht competitor, born in Essen, Germany (d. 1967)
  • 1908-03-26 Hilde Krahwinkel Sperling, German tennis player (Wimbledon 1931, 1936 runner-up), born in Essen, Germany (d. 1981)
  • 1908-07-01 Peter Anders, German opera singer, born in Essen, Germany (d. 1954)
  • 1911-04-01 Gunther Rennert, opera director and producer, born in Essen, Germany
  • 1927-05-20 Walter Aschaffenburg, German-American composer, born in Essen, Germany (d. 2005)
  • 1938-08-09 Otto Rehhagel, German football manager, born in Essen, Germany
  • 1940-12-29 Brigitte Kronauer, German author (The Scheik of Aachen), born in Essen, Germany