German History (Part 10)

Historical Events

Events 901 - 1,000 of 2,185

  • 1933-07-14 All non-Nazi parties are banned in Germany
  • 1933-07-17 After successfully crossing the Atlantic Ocean, the Lithuanian research aircraft Lituanica crashes in Germany under mysterious circumstances
  • 1933-07-20 Germany: Two-hundred Jewish merchants are arrested in Nuremberg and paraded through the streets
  • 1933-07-24 German judge Vogt signs deed of accusation against Van der Lubbe
  • 1933-08-01 Death penalty for anti-fascists in Germany
  • 1933-10-14 Nazi Germany announces its withdrawal from the League of Nations

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1933-10-17 Albert Einstein arrives in US as a refugee from Nazi Germany

Theoretical Physicist Albert Einstein
Theoretical Physicist
Albert Einstein
  • 1933-11-12 Nazis receive 92% of vote in Germany
  • 1934-01-01 Nazi Germany passes the "Law for the Prevention of Genetically Diseased Offspring".
  • 1934-01-26 Nazi Germany & Poland sign 10-year non-aggression treaty

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1934-01-30 Hitler proclamation on German unified states

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1934-03-20 Rudolf Kuhnold demonstrates radar in Kiel Germany
  • 1934-04-06 418 Lutheran ministers arrested in Germany
  • 1934-05-02 Nazi Germany begins People's Court
  • 1934-06-26 Germany & Poland sign non-aggression treaty

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1934-07-09 SS-Reichsfuehrer Heinrich Himmler takes command of German Concentration Camps

Leading Nazi and Reichsführer of the SS Heinrich Himmler
Leading Nazi and Reichsführer of the SS
Heinrich Himmler

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1934-11-28 Winston Churchill tells British Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin not to under estimate German air power

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill
British Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin
British Prime Minister
Stanley Baldwin
  • 1935-01-13 Plebiscite in Saar indicates a desire (90.3%) to join Nazi Germany
  • 1935-03-07 Saar incorporated into Germany

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1935-03-11 Hermann Goering officially creates the Luftwaffe (German Air Force)

Nazi Politician Hermann Goering
Nazi Politician
Hermann Goering
  • 1935-03-16 Adolf Hitler orders German re-armament in violation of The Treaty of Versailles
  • 1935-04-12 Germany prohibits publishing "not-Arian" writers
  • 1935-06-26 Work service for recent graduates becomes obligatory in Germany
  • 1935-07-05 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Fred Perry successfully defends his title against German Gottfried von Cramm 6-2, 6-4, 6-4
  • 1935-08-11 Nazi mass demonstration against German Jews
  • 1935-09-15 Nuremberg Laws deprives German Jews of citizenship & makes swastika official symbol of Nazi Germany
  • 1935-11-14 Nazis deprive German Jews of their citizenship

GermanyHindenburg Disaster

1936-03-04 1st flight of the airship Hindenburg at Friedrichshafen, Germany

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The Zeppelin Hindenburg begins to fall seconds after catching fire
The Zeppelin Hindenburg begins to fall seconds after catching fire
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  • 1936-03-29 Nazi propaganda claims 99% of Germans voted for Nazi candidates
  • 1936-06-14 Oranienburg Concentration Camp opens in Germany
  • 1936-06-19 Dutch Premier Colijn denies relation with German call-girl

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1936-06-19 German boxer Max Schmeling KOs up-and-coming American heavyweight Joe Louis in 12 rounds at Yankee Stadium, New York

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis

  • 1936-07-03 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Home favourite Fred Perry beats Gottfried von Cramm of Germany 6-1, 6-1, 6-0 for his third straight Wimbledon singles title
  • 1936-08-03 Karl Hein (56.49 Olympic record) and Erwin Blask make it a German 1-2 in the hammer throw at the Berlin Olympics

OlympicsOlympic Gold

1936-08-04 American athlete Jesse Owens wins his 2nd gold medal at the Berlin Olympics; beats German Luz Long in the long jump final with an Olympic record

Track and Field Athlete Jesse Owens
Track and Field Athlete
Jesse Owens
  • 1936-08-12 The gymnastics competition at the Berlin Olympics concludes with Germany dominating, winning 6 of 9 gold medals including the men’s & women’s teams events
  • 1936-08-14 The Berlin Olympics rowing competition concludes with Germany winning 5 of 7 gold medals, although the United States wins the coveted eights gold
  • 1936-08-16 The Berlin Olympic equestrian competition concludes with Germany winning all 6 gold medals in an unprecedented team achievement
  • 1936-09-08 Princess Juliana of The Netherlands & German prince Bernard Lippe-Biesterfeld become engaged

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1936-11-01 Benito Mussolini describes alliance between Italy and Germany as an "axis"

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • 1936-11-15 Nazi-Germany & Japan sign Anti-Komintern pact
  • 1936-11-16 German air force begins bombing of Madrid

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1936-11-18 Germany & Italy recognize Spanish government of Francisco Franco

Spanish Dictator and General Francisco Franco
Spanish Dictator and General
Francisco Franco
  • 1936-11-24 German pacifist Carl von Ossietzky is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for uncovering German re-armament
  • 1936-11-25 Germany & Japan sign anti-Komintern pact
  • 1937-04-26 German Luftwaffe destroys Basque town of Guernica in Spain

Hindenburg Disaster Ends the Age of ZeppelinsHindenburg Disaster Ends the Age of Zeppelins

1937-05-06 German airship Hindenburg explodes in flames at Lakehurst, New Jersey, killing 35 of the 97 on board and 1 on the ground

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The Hindenburg bursts into flames as it approaches its mooring mast. Thirty-six people died.
The Hindenburg bursts into flames as it approaches its mooring mast. Thirty-six people died.
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  • 1937-05-31 German warships bombard Almeria, Spain
  • 1937-07-01 Rev Martin Niemöller arrested in Nazi Germany for activities against the State
  • 1937-07-02 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Don Budge beats Germany's Gottfried von Cramm 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 for first of back-to-back titles
  • 1937-11-17 Britain's Lord Halifax visits Germany, beginning of appeasement
  • 1937-12-27 German immigration officials with no explanation bar Juan Carlos Zabala (Arg), 1932 Olympic marathon champion, from entering Germany
  • 1938-02-04 Adolf Hitler seizes control of German army and puts Nazis in key posts

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1938-02-20 UK Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden resigns stating Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain has appeased Nazi Germany

British Prime Minister Anthony Eden
British Prime Minister
Anthony Eden
British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain
British Prime Minister
Neville Chamberlain
  • 1938-03-11 Artur Seyss-Inquart replaces Kurt von Schuschnigg as Chancellor of Austria; German troops also entered the country
  • 1938-03-12 Nazi Germany invades Austria (Anschluss)
  • 1938-03-13 In a process known as Anschluss, Austria is annexed into Nazi Germany
  • 1938-04-10 Austria becomes a state of Germany
  • 1938-04-23 Sudeten Germans in Czechoslovakia demand self government
  • 1938-05-07 Dutch Minister of Justice Goseling calls fugitives of Nazi-Germany "undesired strangers"
  • 1938-05-14 England soccer team beats Nazi-Germany, 6-3
  • 1938-06-03 German law on "Entartete Art" legalizes art robbery
  • 1938-06-22 Joe Louis scores a stunning 1st round KO of German Max Schmeling at Yankee Stadium, NYC to retain his world heavyweight boxing title
  • 1938-07-25 Jewish artisans not allowed in Germany
  • 1938-09-12 Adolf Hitler demands self-determination for Sudeten Germans in Czech
  • 1938-09-27 Jewish lawyers forbidden to practise in Germany

AgreementTreaty of Interest

1938-09-30 Treaty of Munich signed by Hitler, Mussolini, Daladier and Chamberlain, forces Czechoslovakia to give territory to Germany

British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain
British Prime Minister
Neville Chamberlain
Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1938-10-01 Germany annexes Sudetenland (1/3 of Czechoslovakia) following the Munich Agreement
  • 1938-10-07 Germany requires all Jewish passports be stamped with letter J
  • 1938-10-10 Germany completes its annexation of Czechoslovakia's Sudetenland
  • 1938-11-01 German colonel-general Gerd von Runstedt retires
  • 1938-11-09 Kristallnacht begins: pogrom against Jews in Germany and Austria - first large-scale physical act of anti-Jewish violence, begins
  • 1938-11-10 Second day of Kristallnacht: pogrom against the Jews in Germany and Austria after assassination of a German diplomat in Paris
  • 1938-11-11 German & Austrian Jewish suffer 1 billion Mark damage in nazi
  • 1938-11-21 Nazi forces occupy western Czechoslovakia and declare inhabitants to be German citizens
  • 1938-11-29 Mayor Oud of Rotterdam forbids soccer match between Neth-Germany
  • 1938-11-30 Germany bans Jews being lawyers
  • 1938-12-02 The first 'Kindertransport' carrying Jewish refugee children from Nazi Germany arrives in Britain

AgreementTreaty of Interest

1938-12-06 French/German non-attack treaty drawn (Ribbentrop-Bonnet Pact)

Foreign Minister of the German Reich Joachim von Ribbentrop
Foreign Minister of the German Reich
Joachim von Ribbentrop
  • 1938-12-16 Adolf Hitler institutes the state decoration and civil order of merit, Cross of Honour of the German Mother
  • 1939-01-30 Adolf Hitler threatens Jews during his speech to the German Reichstag (Parliament)
  • 1939-02-15 German battleship Bismarck was launched
  • 1939-03-14 Nazi Germany dissolves Republic of Czechoslovakia

Declaration of WarHitler Invades Czechoslovakia

1939-03-15 Reneging on his pledge in the Munich Agreement, Adolf Hitler and Germany occupy and annex Czechoslovakia

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Adolf Hitler meets with Czech President Emil Hácha. After being told of the impending invasion by Germany, Hácha suffered a heart attack at the meeting.
Adolf Hitler meets with Czech President Emil Hácha. After being told of the impending invasion by Germany, Hácha suffered a heart attack at the meeting.
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  • 1939-03-16 Germany occupies Czechoslovakia
  • 1939-03-20 7,000 Jews flee German occupied Memel Lithuania
  • 1939-03-21 Nazi Germany demands the return of Danzig (Gdańsk) from Poland
  • 1939-03-22 Lithuania forced to give Memel territory to Germany
  • 1939-03-31 Britain & France agree to support Poland if invaded by Germany
  • 1939-04-10 Colijn's Dutch government opens camp Westerbork for German Jews

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1939-04-18 Franz von Papen becomes German ambassador in Turkey

Diplomat and Chancellor Franz von Papen
Diplomat and Chancellor
Franz von Papen

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 901 - 1,000 of 3,450

  • 1812-01-10 Georg Hermann Nicolai, German architect & educator, born in Torgau, Germany (d. 1881)
  • 1812-01-21 Moses Hess, Jewish socialist and nationalist, born in Bonn, Germany (d. 1875)
  • 1812-02-29 Hermann Hirschboch, German composer
  • 1812-04-26 Alfred Krupp, German arms merchant, born in Essen, Germany (d. 1887)
  • 1812-04-27 Friedrich von Flotow, German composer, born in Teutendorf, Germany (d. 1883)
  • 1812-04-30 Kaspar Hauser, German son of grand duke Karel van Bathe (who claimed to have grown up in the total isolation of a darkened cell) (d. 1833)
  • 1812-05-12 Louis Ludwig Blenker, German-American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Worms, Germany (d. 1863)
  • 1812-06-09 Hermann von Fehling, German chemist (Fehling's reagens)
  • 1812-06-09 Johann G Galle, German astronomer (discovered Neptune)
  • 1812-09-29 Adolph Gopel, German mathematician, born in Rostock
  • 1812-11-19 Karl Schwarz, German theologian, born in Wiek, Rügen, Germany (d. 1885)
  • 1812-12-24 Karl Eduard Zachariae, German jurist, born in Heidelberg, Germany (d. 1894)
  • 1813-02-11 Otto Ludwig, German writer and critic (d. 1865)
  • 1813-03-20 Matthias Keller, German hymn writer (O Farther un High), born in Ulm, Württemberg (d. 1875)
  • 1813-05-12 Johann Czerski, German chaplin

Person of interestRichard Wagner

1813-05-22 Richard Wagner, German composer (The Ring of the Nibelung, Flying Dutchman), born in Leipzig, Saxony, Germany (d. 1883)

Composer Richard Wagner
Composer
Richard Wagner
  • 1813-06-16 Otto Jahn, German archaeologist (d. 1869)
  • 1813-07-26 Isaac Baumann, Jewish pioneer and trader in Bloemfontein, South Africa, born in Kassel Hesse, Germany (d. 1881)
  • 1813-08-30 Princess Mathilde Caroline of Bavaria, eldest daughter of Ludwig I of Bavaria, born in Augsburg, Germany (d. 1862)
  • 1813-09-28 Anton Wallerstein, German composer, born in Dresden, Germany (d. 1892)
  • 1813-10-08 Carl Ludwig Amand Mangold, German composer, born in Darmstadt, Germany (d. 1889)
  • 1813-10-17 Georg Büchner, German playwright (d. 1837)
Explorer and Naturalist Ludwig Leichhardt
Explorer and Naturalist
Ludwig Leichhardt
  • 1813-11-30 Hermann Kurz, German poet and novelist (Schillers Heimatjahre), born in Reutlingen, Germany (d. 1873)
  • 1814-03-05 Wilhelm von Giesebrecht, German historian (d. 1889)
  • 1814-05-14 Charles Beyer, German-British locomotive engineer (d. 1876)

Person of interestHenri Nestlé

1814-08-10 Henri Nestlé, German-Swiss industrialist (founder of Nestlé), born in Frankfurt, Germany (d. 1890)

Founder of Nestlé Henri Nestlé
Founder of Nestlé
Henri Nestlé
  • 1814-09-02 Ernst Curtius, German archaeologist/historian
  • 1814-11-25 Julius Robert von Mayer, German physician and physicist (first law of thermodynamics), born in Heilbronn, Württemberg (d. 1878)
  • 1815-01-18 Constantin von Tischendorf, German biblical scholar (d. 1874)
  • 1815-03-14 Josephine Lang, German composer, born in Munich (d. 1880)

Person of interestOtto von Bismarck

1815-04-01 Otto von Bismarck, German chancellor (1866-90) who helped unify Germany, born in Schönhausen, Prussia (d. 1898)

German Statesman Otto von Bismarck
German Statesman
Otto von Bismarck
  • 1815-04-06 Friedrich Robert Volkmann, German composer, born in Lommatzsch, Saxony (d. 1883)
  • 1815-04-11 Clara Fey, German Roman Catholic Nun and the founder of the Sisters of the Poor Child Jesus, born in Aachen, Prussia (d. 1894)
  • 1815-08-02 Adolf Friedrich von Schack, German poet, born in Brüsewitz, Germany (d. 1894)
  • 1815-08-04 Carl Reinhold August Wunderlich, Sulz am Neckar, German Physician and advocate of scientific medicine
  • 1815-09-05 Karl Wilhelm, German composer, born in Schmalkalden, Germany (d. 1873)
  • 1815-09-29 Andreas Aschenbach, German painter/engraver
  • 1815-10-31 Karl Weierstrass, German mathematician (theory of functions), born in Ostenfelde, Germany (d. 1897)
  • 1815-12-08 Adolph Menzel, German painter and graphic artist, born in Breslau, Prussian Silesia (d. 1905)
  • 1816-01-23 Compars Herrmann, German stage magician, born in Hanover, Germany (d. 1887)
  • 1816-05-24 Emanuel Leutze, American painter (Washington Crossing the Delaware), born in Schwäbisch Gmünd, Württemberg, German Confederation (d. 1868)
  • 1816-07-21 Paul Julius Baron von Reuter, German-born founder of Reuters news service, born in Kassel (d. 1899)
  • 1816-07-25 Christian Bernhard Tauchnitz, German publisher (T Edition), born in Unterkaka, Meineweh, Germany (d. 1895)
  • 1816-09-11 Carl Zeiss, German scientific instrument and lens maker (Carl Zeiss AG), born in Weimar, German Confederation (d. 1888)

Person of interestWerner von Siemens

1816-12-13 [Ernst] Werner von Siemens, German inventor (siemens electrical conductance unit) and industrialist (Siemens corporation), born in Lenthe, German Confederation (d. 1892)

Industrialist and Inventor Werner von Siemens
Industrialist and Inventor
Werner von Siemens
  • 1816-12-29 Carl Ludwig, German physician and physiologist, born in Witzenhausen, Germany (d. 1895)
  • 1817-02-22 Carl Wilhelm Borchardt, German mathematician (d. 1880)
  • 1817-05-14 Alexander Kaufmann, German poet (d. 1893)
  • 1817-05-31 Georg Herwegh, German poet, born in Stuttgart (d. 1875)
  • 1817-09-07 Louise of Hesse-Kassel, Queen of Denmark, born in Kassel, Electorate of Hesse, Imperial Confederate of Germany (d. 1898)
  • 1817-09-14 Theodor Storm, German judge and author (Immensee, Der Schimmelreiter), born in Husum, Germany (d. 1888)
  • 1817-09-21 Charles Balmer, German composer, born in Gottingen, Germany (d. 1892)
  • 1817-10-05 Eduard Franck, German composer, born in Breslau, Germany (d. 1893)
  • 1817-10-30 Hermann Kopp, German chemist (Jahresbericht of Chemistry), born in Hanau, Hesse-Kassel, Germany (d. 1892)

Person of interestTheodor Mommsen

1817-11-30 Theodor Mommsen, German historian and scholar (Imperial Lives, Nobel Prize in Literature 1902), born in Garding, Duchy of Schleswig (d. 1903)

Historian Theodor Mommsen
Historian
Theodor Mommsen
  • 1817-12-02 Heinrich von Sybel, German historian (Geschichte des ersten Kreuzzugs), born in Düsseldorf, Kingdom of Prussia (d. 1895)
  • 1818-02-12 Otto Ludwig, German writer (Die Heiterethei)
  • 1818-04-20 Heinrich Göbel, German-born mechanic and inventor, born in Springe, Germany (d. 1893)

Person of interestKarl Marx

1818-05-05 Karl Marx, German philosopher (Communist Manifesto, Das Kapital), born in Trier, Prussia (d. 1883)

Communist Philosopher Karl Marx
Communist Philosopher
Karl Marx
  • 1818-06-21 Ernst II, duke of Saxon-Coburg-Gotha (1844-93) and composer, born in Ehrenburg Palace, Coburg, Germany (d. 1893)
  • 1818-07-31 Heinrich Kiepert, German cartographer/geographer
  • 1818-11-07 Emil du Bois-Reymond, German physiologist, co-discoverer of nerve action potential and founder of modern electrophysiology, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1896)
  • 1819-03-26 Louise Otto-Peters, German suffragist, women's rights movement activist and author (The Wandering Star), born in Meissen, Germany (d. 1895)
  • 1819-03-31 Prince Chlodwig zu Hohenlohe-Schillingsfürst, Chancellor of Germany (d. 1901)
  • 1819-06-20 Jacques Offenbach, German-French composer (Tales of Hoffmann), born in Cologne, Germany (d. 1880)
  • 1819-06-27 Carl Albert Löschhorn, German composer, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1905)
  • 1819-07-03 Louis Théodore Gouvy, French-German composer, born in Sarre (d. 1898)
  • 1819-07-06 Ernst Wilhelm von Brücke, German physician and physiologist, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1892)
  • 1819-07-19 Gottfried Keller, German-Swiss poet and novelist, born in Zurich (d. 1890)
  • 1819-09-06 Carl Ferdinand Pohl, German-Austrian music historian and composer, born in Darmstadt, Hesse, Germany (d. 1887)
  • 1819-09-13 Clara Schumann, German pianist and composer of the Romantic era, born in Leipzig (d. 1896)
  • 1819-09-22 Wilhelm Wattenbach, German historian (d. 1897)
  • 1819-12-22 Franz Abt, German composer & choir conductor, born in Eilenburg, Germany (d. 1885)
  • 1819-12-30 Theodor Fontane, German writer (Effi Briest)
  • 1820-01-22 Hermann von Lingg, German playwright/poet
  • 1820-01-22 Joseph Wolf, German artist (d. 1899)
  • 1820-04-16 Georg Curtius, German classical linguist, born in Lübeck, Germany (d. 1885)
  • 1820-10-01 Gustav Adolf Heinze, Dutch composer, born in Leipzig, Germany (d. 1904)
  • 1820-11-28 Freidrich Engels, German social philosopher (Communism), born in Barmen, Germany (d. 1895)
  • 1821-02-16 Heinrich Barth, geographer/explorer (Central Africa), born in Hamburg, Germany
  • 1821-03-01 Joseph Hubert Reinkens, German Catholic bishop (d. 1896)
  • 1821-03-15 Eduard Heine, German mathematician (d. 1881)
  • 1821-03-26 Ernst Engel, German statistician and economist (Law of Engel), born in Dresden, Germany (d. 1896)
  • 1821-05-17 Sebastian Kneipp, Bavarian priest and naturopathist (known for "Kneipp Cure" form of hydrotherapy), born in Stephansried, Germany (d. 1897)
  • 1821-05-25 Diederich Krug, German pianist and composer (Le petit Chevalier), born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1880)
  • 1821-06-27 August Conradi, German organist and composer, born in Berlin (d. 1873)
  • 1821-08-31 Hermann von Helmholtz, German physician and physicist, born in Potsdam, Kingdom of Prussia (d. 1894)

Person of interestRudolf Virchow

1821-10-13 Rudolf Virchow, German politician, anthropologist and pathologist (cell pathology), born in Schivelbein, Prussia (d. 1902)

Anthropologist/Pathologist Rudolf Virchow
Anthropologist/Pathologist
Rudolf Virchow
  • 1822-01-02 Rudolph J E Clausius, German physicist (thermodynamics)

Person of interestHeinrich Schliemann

1822-01-06 Heinrich Schliemann, German archaeologist who rediscovered Troy, born in Neubukow, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, German Confederation (d. 1890

Archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann
Archaeologist
Heinrich Schliemann
  • 1822-01-07 Theodor Aufrecht, German indologist (Rigveda's Hymns)
  • 1822-02-22 Adolf Kuszmaul, German physician (stomach pump, Kuszmaul disease)
  • 1822-03-13 Moritz von Strachwitz, German poet, born in Peterwitz, Silesia (d. 1847)
  • 1822-06-13 Carl Schmidt, Baltic German chemist, born in Mitau, Russian Empire (d. 1884)
  • 1822-09-25 Adolph von Steinwehr, German-American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Blankenburg, Brunswick, Germany (d. 1877)
  • 1822-10-13 Carl Martin Reinthaler, German composer, born in Erfurt, Germany (d. 1896)
  • 1822-12-06 John Eberhard Faber, German-American pencil manufacturer and built 1st large-scale pencil factory in US, born in Stein Bavaria, Germany (d. 1879)
  • 1822-12-23 Wilhelm Bauer, German engineer (built the Brandtaucher an incendiary submarine), born in Dillingen, Bavaria (d. 1875)
  • 1823-01-04 Peter Joseph Osterhaus, German-American diplomat and Major General (Union Army), born in Koblenz, Germany (d. 1917)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 901 - 1,000 of 2,536

  • 1882-01-13 Wilhelm Mauser, German weapon designer and manufacturer (b. 1834)
  • 1882-03-02 Louis Kufferath, German-Belgian composer, dies at 70
  • 1882-04-13 Bruno Bauer, German theologian, dies at 72
  • 1882-06-03 Christian Wilberg, German painter, dies at 42
  • 1882-06-24 Joseph Joachim Raff, German opera composer (Cavatine), dies at 60
  • 1882-06-30 Alberto Henschel, German-Brazilian photographer and businessman, dies at 55
  • 1883-01-24 Friedrich von Flotow, German composer, dies at 70

Person of interestRichard Wagner

1883-02-13 Richard Wagner, German composer (The Ring of the Nibelung, The Flying Dutchman), dies at 69

Composer Richard Wagner
Composer
Richard Wagner

Person of interestKarl Marx

1883-03-14 Karl Marx, German philosopher (Communist Manifesto), dies at 64

Communist Philosopher Karl Marx
Communist Philosopher
Karl Marx
  • 1883-11-18 Wilhelm Siemens, German/British physicist (steam engine), dies
  • 1883-11-19 Carl Wilhelm Siemens, German engineer and inventor (laid undersea cables), dies at 60
  • 1883-11-25 Ludwig Erk, German composer and folk song collector, dies at 76
  • 1884-01-17 Hermann Schlegel, German ornithologist, dies at 79
  • 1884-11-11 Alfred Brehm German zoologist (b. 1827)
  • 1885-03-31 Franz W Abbot, German composer/choir conductor, dies at 65
  • 1885-04-07 Carl Theodor Ernst von Siebold, German physiologist (b. 1804)
  • 1885-05-10 Ferdinand Hiller, German pianist, composer and conductor, dies at 73
  • 1885-05-13 Friedrich Gustav Jakob Henle, German pathologist, dies at 75
  • 1885-06-16 Wilhelm Camphausen, German painter (b. 1818)
  • 1885-07-01 Hermann von Fehling, German chemist (Fehling's reagens), dies at 73
  • 1885-08-12 Georg Curtius, German classical linguist, dies at 65
  • 1885-10-30 Gustav Merkel, German organist and composer, dies at 57
  • 1886-03-18 Leopold Zunz, German Jewish scholar (Science of Judaism), dies at 91
  • 1886-04-09 Joseph V von Scheffel, German writer (Ekkehard), dies at 60
  • 1886-05-05 Joseph Albert, German photographer (Albertotype), dies at 61

Person of interestLeopold von Ranke

1886-05-23 Leopold von Ranke, German historian who founded the modern concept of source-based history, dies at 90

  • 1886-08-06 Wilhelm Scherer, German literature historian, dies at 45
  • 1886-08-10 Eduard Grell, German composer, dies at 85
  • 1886-09-14 Hubert Reis, German composer, dies at 84
  • 1886-10-18 Philipp Franz von Siebold, German physician (b. 1796)
  • 1887-03-02 August W. Eichler, German botanist (developed a new system of classification of plants to reflect the concept of evolution), dies at 47
  • 1887-04-28 Carl Ferdinand Pohl, German-Austrian music historian & composer, dies at 67
  • 1887-07-05 August F Pott, German philological (That Personennamen), dies
  • 1887-09-14 Friedrich Theodor Vischer, German philosopher and writer (Auch einer), dies at 80
  • 1887-09-29 Bernhard von Langenbeck, German surgeon and founder of Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery, dies at 76
  • 1887-10-17 Gustav Kirchhoff, German physicist (spectroscopy, coined "black body" radiation), dies at 63
  • 1887-11-18 Eduard Marxsen, German pianist and composer, dies at 81
  • 1887-11-18 Gustav Fechner, German psychologist and physicist (Weber–Fechner law), dies at 86
  • 1887-11-18 Heinrich Panofka, German violist and composer, dies at 80
  • 1888-03-09 William I, King of Prussia (1861-71) 1st German Emperor (1871-88), dies at 90
  • 1888-06-03 Cark Reidel, German composer, dies at 60
  • 1888-06-15 Emperor Friedrich III of Germany (b. 1831)
  • 1888-06-20 Johannes Zukertort, German chess player, dies at 45
  • 1888-06-23 Emil Naumann, German composer, dies at 60
  • 1888-07-04 Theodor Storm, German judge and author (Immensee, Der Schimmelreiter), dies at 70
  • 1888-07-21 Matthias J Scheeben, German theologist (Natur und Gnade), dies at 53
  • 1888-08-24 Rudolph J E Clausius, German physicist (thermodynamics), dies
  • 1888-12-03 Carl Zeiss, German scientific instrument and lens maker (Carl Zeiss AG), dies at 72
  • 1888-12-31 Samson Raphael Hirsch, German Orthodox rabbi and intellectual founder of the Torah im Derech Eretz school of contemporary Orthodox Judaism, dies at 80
  • 1889-03-27 Moritz Fürstenau, German composer, dies at 64
  • 1889-07-13 Carli Zoeller, German composer, dies at 49
  • 1889-08-04 Carl Ludwig Amand Mangold, German composer, dies at 75
  • 1889-08-17 Ernst Franck, German composer and conductor, dies at 42
  • 1889-12-21 Friedrich August Quenstedt, German geologist and paleontologist, dies at 80
  • 1890-01-07 Augusta Maria L Katharina, wife of German Emperor Wilhelm I, dies at 78
  • 1890-01-20 Franz Paul Lachner, German composer, dies at 86
  • 1890-01-30 Karl Merz, German-American composer (Brainard's Musical World), dies at 53

Person of interestHenri Nestlé

1890-07-07 Henri Nestlé, German-Swiss industrialist (founder of Nestlé), dies from heart attack at 75

Founder of Nestlé Henri Nestlé
Founder of Nestlé
Henri Nestlé
  • 1890-07-16 Gottfried Keller, German-Swiss novelist and poet, dies at 70
  • 1890-09-05 Ludwig Deppe, German composer, dies at 61
  • 1890-10-03 Joseph Hergenröther, German historian (b. 1824)

Person of interestHeinrich Schliemann

1890-12-26 Heinrich Schliemann, German archaeologist who rediscovered Troy, dies of cholesteatoma at 86

Archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann
Archaeologist
Heinrich Schliemann
  • 1891-01-26 Nikolaus Otto, German auto pioneer (internal combustion engine), dies. (b. 1833)
  • 1891-06-23 Wilhelm Eduard Weber, German physicist, dies at 86
  • 1891-12-29 Leopold Kronecker, German mathematician (Tensor of Kronecker), dies at 68
  • 1892-01-07 Ernst Wilhelm von Brücke, German physician and physiologist, dies at 72
  • 1892-02-20 Hermann Kopp, German chemist (Law of Kopp), dies at 74
  • 1892-02-22 Herman Koeckemann, German Catholic prelate (b. 1828)
  • 1892-03-26 Anton Wallerstein, German composer, dies at 78
  • 1892-05-05 August Wilhelm von Hofmann, German chemist (b. 1818)
  • 1892-06-09 Friedrich Wilhelm Langhans, German musician and composer, dies at 59
  • 1892-10-23 Emin Pasha, German explorer and governor (Equatoria), murdered at 52

Person of interestWerner von Siemens

1892-12-06 [Ernst] Werner von Siemens, German inventor (siemens electrical conductance unit) and industrialist (Siemens corporation), dies at 75

Industrialist and Inventor Werner von Siemens
Industrialist and Inventor
Werner von Siemens
  • 1892-12-15 Charles Balmer, German composer, dies at 75
  • 1893-01-22 Vincenz Lachner, German composer, dies at 81
  • 1893-05-14 Earnest E Kummer, German mathematician (surface of Kummer), dies at 83
  • 1893-11-30 Jacobus J Backer, German sea historian, dies at 68
  • 1893-12-01 Eduard Franck, German composer, dies at 76
  • 1893-12-04 Heinrich Göbel, German-born mechanic and inventor, dies at 75
  • 1893-12-22 Johann Czerski, German chaplain, dies at 80
  • 1894-01-01 Heinrich Rudolf Hertz, German physicist, dies at 36
  • 1894-02-12 Hans von Bülow, German pianist and composer (b. 1830)
  • 1894-04-11 Constantin Lipsius, German architect (b. 1832)
  • 1894-04-14 Adolf Friedrich von Schack, German poet, dies at 78
  • 1894-05-08 Clara Fey, German Roman Catholic Nun and the founder of the Sisters of the Poor Child Jesus, dies at 79
  • 1894-05-21 August Kundt, German physicist, (sound vibration, test of Kundt), dies at 54
  • 1894-06-03 Karl Eduard Zachariae, German expert on Byzantine Law (b. 1812)
  • 1894-06-05 Immanuel Faisst, German composer, dies at 70
  • 1894-09-08 Hermann von Helmholtz, German physician and physicist, dies at 73
  • 1895-02-18 Karl Abs, German professional wrestler (b. 1851)
  • 1895-02-24 Ignaz Lachner, German composer, dies at 87
  • 1895-03-13 Louise Otto-Peters, German suffragist, women's rights movement activist and author (The Wandering Star), dies at 75
  • 1895-04-11 Julius Lothar Meyer, German Chemist, dies at 64
  • 1895-04-23 Carl Ludwig, German physician (b. 1815)
  • 1895-05-23 Franz E. Neumann, German mineralogist, mathematician and physicist, dies at 96
  • 1895-08-05 Friedrich English, German textile manufacturer/marxist, dies
  • 1895-08-05 Freidrich Engels, German social philosopher (Communism), dies at 74
  • 1895-08-13 Christian Bernhard Tauchnitz, German publisher (T Edition), dies at 79
  • 1895-09-08 Adam Opel, German automobile manufacturer (Adam Opel AG), dies at 58
  • 1896-01-04 Joseph Hubert Reinkens, German Old Catholic bishop (b. 1821)