Prussia in History (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 159 of 159


Victory in battleVictory in Battle

1813-10-16 Battle of Leipzig, largest battle in Europe prior to WWI, Napoleon's forces defeated by Prussia, Austria and Russia

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte
  • 1814-01-29 War of the Sixth Coalition: Russia and Prussia are defeated by France in the Battle of Brienne
  • 1814-09-05 -15] Battle of Masurische Meren: Germans chase Russians out of East Prussia
  • 1815-01-03 France, the United Kingdom, and Austria form an alliance against Russia and Prussia
  • 1815-06-16 Battle at Ligny: French army under Napoleon beats Prussia
  • 1815-06-18 Battle of Waterloo; Napoleon and France defeated by British forces under Wellington and Prussian troops under Blucher
  • 1815-09-26 Russia, Prussia and Austria sign the Holy Alliance
  • 1815-11-20 Russia, Prussia, Austria and England signs Alliance "for the maintenance of peace in Europe" same day as Treaty of Paris
  • 1818-09-30 Congress of Aken: Russia, Austria, Prussia, France & England
  • 1830-12-20 Great Britain, France, Prussia, Austria and Russia recognize Belgium
  • 1834-05-08 Prussia, Austria and Russia sign classified accord about Belgium
  • 1839-03-09 Prussian government limits work week for children to 51 hours
  • 1840-07-15 Great Britain, Russia, Austria & Prussia sign Quadruple Alliance
  • 1848-02-29 The Principality of Neuchâtel declares itself independent of Prussia
  • 1848-04-06 Jews of Prussia granted equality
  • 1848-05-07 Prussians stop insurrection in Varsovia
  • 1849-05-28 Princess Marianne of the Netherlands & Albrecht of Prussia separate
  • 1849-06-21 Battle at Waghausel: Prussian troops beat Baden rebels
  • 1850-11-29 The treaty, Punctation of Olmütz, signed in Olomouc means diplomatic capitulation of Prussia to Austrian Empire, which took over the leadership of German Confederation.

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1858-01-25 Mendelssohn's "Wedding March" first played, at wedding of Queen Victoria's daughter Princess Victoria, to crown prince of Prussia

Queen of the United Kingdom Victoria
Queen of the United Kingdom
Victoria

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1862-09-30 Prussia Minister President Otto von Bismarck's delivers his "Blood & Iron" speech

German Statesman Otto von Bismarck
German Statesman
Otto von Bismarck
  • 1864-02-01 Austrian and Prussian troops occupy Schleswig-Holstein
  • 1866-04-08 Italy and Prussia ally against Austria-Hungary.
  • 1866-06-15 Prussia attacks Austria
  • 1866-08-23 Treaty of Prague ends Austro-Prussian war
  • 1870-07-13 King Wilhelm of Prussia sends "Emser Depeche" on Bismarck
  • 1870-07-19 France declares war on Prussia; Franco-Prussian war begins
  • 1870-08-06 Battle at Spicheren: Prussia beats France
  • 1870-08-18 Battle at Gravelotte Privat: Prussia beat France, 32,000 casualties
  • 1870-09-02 Napoleon III surrenders to Prussian armies at the Battle of Sedan
  • 1870-09-04 The Third French Republic proclaimed as French overthrow Emperor Napoleon III (who ironically was the elected president of the Second French Republic) after his defeat by Prussia at Sedan
  • 1870-09-19 Siege of Paris by Prussian Forces begins (lasts until January 28 1871)
  • 1871-01-28 Paris surrenders to Prussians
  • 1871-05-10 Peace of Frankfurt-am-Main concluded between France & Germany ends Franco-Prussian war
  • 1882-04-13 Anti-Semitic League forms in Prussia
  • 1902-06-13 Prussian Upper house gives 350 million marks to Poland
  • 1906-12-01 German Shoemaker Wilhelm Voigt (Capt of Köpenick) sentenced to 4 years for forgery after posing as Prussian officer
  • 1914-01-13 IWW-leader/songwriter Joe Hill arrested "Girl from Utah" East-Prussia
  • 1914-08-02 Russian troops invade Eastern Prussia
  • 1914-08-07 Russia invades East Prussia
  • 1914-08-12 Russian troops take East-Prussia & occupy Marggrabowa
  • 1914-08-20 Battle at Gumbinnen, East-Prussia: Russians beat Germans
  • 1914-08-22 General Martos' troops occupy Soldau/Neidenburg, East Prussia

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1914-08-22 WW1: Von Ludendorff and Paul von Hindenburg move into East Prussia enroute to Russia

German President and WWI General Paul von Hindenburg
German President and WWI General
Paul von Hindenburg
  • 1914-08-31 German troops reconquer Soldau/Neidenburg East-Prussia

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1918-11-28 Kaiser Wilhelm II of Prussia & Germany abdicates

German Emperor and King of Prussia Wilhelm II
German Emperor and King of Prussia
Wilhelm II
  • 1920-07-11 East and West Prussia vote in a plebiscite to become part of Germany, though a slice of West Prussia will be handed to Poland to provide a 'Polish Corridor'

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1928-09-28 Prussia forbids speech from Adolf Hitler

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1929-05-03 Prussia bans anti-fascists
  • 1929-06-14 Prussia & Vatican sign Concord
  • 1932-04-24 German national election (NSDAP 36.3% in Prussia)

  • 1933-02-06 German President Paul von Hindenburg and Franz von Papen end the Prussian parliament
  • 1933-02-19 Prussian minister Goering bans all Catholic newspapers

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1933-04-11 Hermann Goering becomes Premier of Prussia

Nazi Politician Hermann Goering
Nazi Politician
Hermann Goering

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1934-04-20 Heinrich Himmler becomes inspector Prussian secret state police

Leading Nazi and Reichsführer of the SS Heinrich Himmler
Leading Nazi and Reichsführer of the SS
Heinrich Himmler
  • 1944-08-17 Soviet troops arrive at Austria-Prussia border
  • 1945-04-09 World War II: The Battle of Königsberg, East Prussia, ends.
  • 1946-04-07 Part of East Prussia incorporated into Russian SFSR
  • 1947-02-20 State of Prussia ceases to exist.

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 126 of 126

  • 1863-04-26 Arno Holz, German writer (Phantasus), born in Rastenburg, East Prussia (d. 1929)
  • 1864-06-25 Walther Hermann Nernst, Prussian physicist/chemist (Nobel 1920)
  • 1865-07-02 Lili Braun, Prussia, feminist/socialist writer (Im Schatten Titanen)
  • 1865-12-19 Hermann Hirt, Magdeburg Prussia, linguist (Indo-European Grammar)

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1869-03-21 Albert Kahn, American architect (architect of Detroit), born in Rhaunen, Kingdom of Prussia (d. 1942

Architect of Detroit Albert Kahn
Architect of Detroit
Albert Kahn
  • 1870-03-20 Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck, Prussian general and politician (East Africa)
  • 1870-06-14 Sophia of Prussia, consort of Constantine I of Greece (d. 1932)
  • 1871-04-21 Leo Blech, German composer and conductor, born in Aachen, Rhenish Prussia (d. 1958)
  • 1872-04-22 Princess Margaret of Prussia, queen of Finland (d. 1954)
  • 1874-07-28 Ernst Cassirer, German philosopher and educator (Essay on Man), born in Silesia, Prussia (d. 1945)
  • 1874-12-11 Paul Wegener, German actor and director (The Golem, The Student of Prague), born in Arnoldsdorf, West Prussia, Germany (d. 1948)
  • 1879-04-28 Franz Arnold, German writer, born in Znin, Prussia (d. 1960)
  • 1879-10-09 Max von Laue, German physicist who discovered the diffraction of X-rays by crystals, born in Pfaffendorf, Kingdom of Prussia (d. 1960)
  • 1881-02-19 Paul Zech, German writer, born in Briesen, Western Prussia (d. 1946)
  • 1882-10-03 Gunther von Kluge, German field marshal, born in Posen, Kingdom of Prussia, German Empire (d. 1944)
  • 1887-08-08 Ullrich Haupt, Prussian actor (Morocco, Du Barry-Woman of Passion), born in Falkenburg, Pomerania, Germany (d. 1931)
  • 1890-08-18 Walther Funk, German economist and Nazi politician, born in Danzkehmen, Kingdom of Prussia, German Empire (d. 1960)
  • 1896-03-07 Erwin Bodky, German-American composer, born in Ragnit, East Prussia (d. 1958)
  • 1907-10-15 Wolfgang Weyrauch, German writer, born in Königsberg, East Prussia (d. 1980)
  • 1907-11-09 Louis Ferdinand, Prince of Prussia, born in Potsdam, Germany (d. 1994)
  • 1908-08-26 W. B. Henning, Prussian-born Iranist (d. 1967)
  • 1920-12-17 Armin Mueller-Stahl, Tilsit East Prussia, actor (Kafka, Music Box)
  • 1922-08-17 Paul Wiens, German writer, born in Königsberg, East Prussia (d. 1982)
  • 1931-01-09 Algi[rda]s [Jonas] Budrys, Prussia, sci-fi author (Man of Earth)
  • 1944-01-12 Hans Henning Atrott, Prussian euthanasia advocate
  • 1944-04-12 John Kay [Joachim Krauledat], German-born Canadian rock singer (Steppenwolf), born in Tilsit, East Prussia, Germany

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