German History (Part 10)

Historical Events

Events 901 - 1,000 of 1,902

  • 1939-03-14 Nazi Germany dissolves Republic of Czechoslovakia
  • 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 Gdansk (Danzig) 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
  • 1939-04-18 Franz von Papen becomes German ambassador in Turkey

AgreementTreaty of Interest

1939-04-28 Hitler claims German-Polish non-attack treaty still in effect

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1939-05-07 Germany and Italy announce an alliance known as the Rome-Berlin Axis
  • 1939-06-01 Retired German Colonel-general Gerd von Runstedt returns to service
  • 1939-07-06 German Nazis close last Jewish enterprises
  • 1939-08-22 Dutch border guards take positions for German invasion

AgreementTreaty of Interest

1939-08-23 Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union agree the Molotov-Ribbentrop non-aggression pact and secretly divide Poland between themselves, setting the stage for World War II

Soviet Foreign Minister Vyacheslav Molotov
Soviet Foreign Minister
Vyacheslav Molotov
Foreign Minister of the German Reich Joachim von Ribbentrop
Foreign Minister of the German Reich
Joachim von Ribbentrop
  • 1939-08-24 Germany & USSR sign 10-year non-aggression pact
  • 1939-08-27 Nazi Germany demands Danzig & Polish corridor
  • 1939-08-27 Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands receives German ambassador Grave Zech
  • 1939-09-01 World War II starts when Germany invades Poland by attacking the Free City of Danzig
  • 1939-09-03 German submarine U-30, commanded by Oberleutnant Fritz-Julius Lemp, sinks British passenger ship SS Athenia; 117 people die, among them 28 Americans
  • 1939-09-03 World War II: Britain declares war on Germany after invasion of Poland. France follows 6 hours later quickly joined by Australia, New Zealand, South Africa & Canada
  • 1939-09-03 Mitford sister and Nazi sympathizer Unity Mitford attempts suicide after Britain declares war on Germany, bullet lodged in her brain eventually kills her in 1948
  • 1939-09-04 German troops move into Danzig

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1939-09-05 New Zealand Prime Minister, Michael Joseph Savage declares New Zealand's support for Britain in the war with Germany; Savage famously told the nation 'where she goes, we go. Where she stands,we stand'

New Zealand Prime Minister Michael Joseph Savage
New Zealand Prime Minister
Michael Joseph Savage
  • 1939-09-06 1st German air attack on Great Britain in WW II
  • 1939-09-06 South Africa declares war on Nazi-Germany

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1939-09-10 Canada, under the leadership of Mackenzie King, declares war on Germany

10th Prime Minister of Canada Mackenzie King
10th Prime Minister of Canada
Mackenzie King
  • 1939-09-11 Battle of Kutno-pocket: Germans advance to Warsaw
  • 1939-09-11 Iraq and Saudi Arabia declare war on Nazi Germany
  • 1939-09-14 British fleet attacks German U-39 boat
  • 1939-09-17 German U-29 sinks British aircraft carrier Courageous, 519 die
  • 1939-09-19 Wehrmacht (German regular army) murders 100 Jews in Lukov Poland
  • 1939-09-20 British navy captures German U-27 boat
  • 1939-09-25 German Luftwaffe strikes Warsaw with (fire)bombs
  • 1939-09-25 Andorra and Germany sign a treaty ending WW I, as Versailles Peace Treaty forgot to include Andorra
  • 1939-09-26 German seaplane shoots KLM-aircraft (1 killed)
  • 1939-09-27 Warsaw surrenders to Germans after 19 days of resistance

AgreementTreaty of Interest

1939-09-28 German-Soviet Frontier Treaty is signed by Joachim von Ribbentrop and Vyacheslav Molotov; redraws German and Soviet spheres of influence in central Europe and transfers most of Lithuania to the USSR

Foreign Minister of the German Reich Joachim von Ribbentrop
Foreign Minister of the German Reich
Joachim von Ribbentrop
Soviet Foreign Minister Vyacheslav Molotov
Soviet Foreign Minister
Vyacheslav Molotov
  • 1939-09-30 Germany & Russia agree to partition Poland
  • 1939-10-08 Germany annexes Western Poland
  • 1939-10-14 German U-47 sinks British battleship HMS Royal Oak, 833 killed
  • 1939-10-28 Anti-German demonstrations/strikes in Czechoslovakia
  • 1939-10-28 Spitfire shoots German Heinkel-111 down above Scotland
  • 1939-10-30 USSR & Germany agree on partitioning Poland, Hitler deports Jews

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

1939-10-30 German U boat fails on attack of English battleship Nelson with Winston Churchill, Dudley Pound & Charles Forbes aboard

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill
  • 1939-11-01 First jet plane, Heinkel He 178, demonstrated to German Air Ministry
  • 1939-11-09 Venlo-incident: German Abwehr kills 2 British agents
  • 1939-11-15 Anti-German demonstrations in Czechoslovakia
  • 1939-11-16 German U-boat torpedoes tanker Sliedrecht near Ireland
  • 1939-11-17 German U-boat torpedoes passenger ship
  • 1939-11-18 Dutch KNSM passenger ship Simón Bolívar hits German mine, 86 die
  • 1939-12-13 Battle of the River Plate - 3 British cruisers vs German pocket battleship Graf Spee

  • 1939-12-17 German pocket battleship Graf Spee scuttled by its crew off Uruguay
  • 1939-12-22 125 die in train wreck at Magdeburg Germany
  • 1939-12-22 99 die in 2nd wreck at Friedrichshafen Germany
  • 1940-01-06 Mass execution of Poles, committed by Germans in the city of Poznań, Warthegau.
  • 1940-01-09 2 German officers make emergency landing in Belgium
  • 1940-01-15 German U-Boot torpedoes Dutch merchant ship Arendskerk (Eagle's Church)
  • 1940-02-16 British search plane finds German supply ship Altmark, used to accommodate aliied sailors from vessles sunk by the Graf Spee, off Norway
  • 1940-02-17 Altmark Incident: Crew of the British destroyer "Cossack" board German "Altmark" in Jøssingfjord, Norway, releasing 299 British prisoners after hand-to-hand fighting with bayonets and the last recorded Royal Naval action with cutlass
  • 1940-02-22 German air force sinks 2 German destroyers, killing 578

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1940-03-15 Hermann Goering says 100-200 church bells enough for Germany, smelt the rest

Nazi Politician Hermann Goering
Nazi Politician
Hermann Goering
  • 1940-03-16 German air raid on British fleet base Scapa Flow

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1940-03-18 Benito Mussolini and Italy join Hitler in Germany's war against France & Britain

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1940-03-19 Failed British air raid on German base at Sylt
  • 1940-04-08 German battle cruisers sink British aircraft carrier Glorious
  • 1940-04-09 German cruiser Blucher torpedoed and capsizes in Oslofjord, 1,000 die
  • 1940-04-09 Nazi Germany invades Denmark and Norway, and Denmark surrenders after a six-hour battle
  • 1940-04-13 Second battle of Narvik; 3 German destroyers and one U-boat sunk by the Royal Navy, 5 more German destroyers scuttled.
  • 1940-05-01 140 Palestinian Jews die as German planes bomb their ship
  • 1940-05-10 World War II: The first German bombs of the war fall on England at Chilham and Petham, in Kent
  • 1940-05-12 German tanks conquer Moerdijkbrug
  • 1940-05-13 German breakthrough at Grebbelinie
  • 1940-05-14 German breakthrough at Sedan
  • 1940-05-14 Nazis bomb Rotterdam (600-900 dead), Netherlands surrenders to Germany
  • 1940-05-15 German armoured division moves into Northern France
  • 1940-05-15 German troops occupy Amsterdam, Gen Winkelman surrenders
  • 1940-05-17 Germany occupies Brussels, Belgium and begins invasion of France
  • 1940-05-18 German troops conquer Brussels
  • 1940-05-20 German General Guderian's tanks reach the English Channel (British expeditionary army)
  • 1940-05-24 German tanks reach Atrecht, France
  • 1940-05-25 German troops conquer Boulogne
  • 1940-05-27 World War II: In the Le Paradis massacre, 97 soldiers from a Royal Norfolk Regiment unit are shot after surrendering to German troops
  • 1940-05-28 Belgium surrenders to Germany, King Leopold III gives himself up
  • 1940-05-29 In WWII, Germans capture Ostend & Ypres in Belgium and Lille in France
  • 1940-05-31 Winston Churchill flies to Paris to meet with French Marshal Philippe Pétain who announces he is willing to make a separate peace with Germany
  • 1940-06-02 Heavy German bombing on Dunkirk beach
  • 1940-06-05 General Von Bock starts a German offensive in the Somme
  • 1940-06-10 German "Dutch" Q-ship Atlantis sinks Norwegian tanker
  • 1940-06-10 German 5th Armoured division occupies Rouen
  • 1940-06-13 Paris evacuates before German advance
  • 1940-06-14 German forces enter Paris during WWII
  • 1940-06-14 German U-47 sinks airship Balmoral
  • 1940-06-15 World War II: France surrenders to NAZI Germany, German troops occupy Paris
  • 1940-06-17 France asks Germany for terms of surrender in WW II
  • 1940-06-17 Germany occupiers ration bread in Holland
  • 1940-06-18 German occupiers slaughter cattle, pigs and chickens

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1940-06-19 German 7th Armoured division under command of Rommel occupies Cherbourg

German WWII Field Marshal Erwin Rommel
German WWII Field Marshal
Erwin Rommel
  • 1940-06-21 German occupiers disband Dutch States-General/Council of State
  • 1940-06-22 France surrenders to Nazi Germany, with the northern half of the country occupied and the south established as the Nazi client state Vichy France
  • 1940-06-22 SS rounds up 31 German/Polish/Dutch Jews in Roermond, Netherlands

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 901 - 1,000 of 2,872

  • 1849-12-28 Herbert von Bismarck, German politician/son of Otto of Bismarck
  • 1850-01-06 Eduard "Ede" Bernstein, German marxist (New Era)
  • 1850-01-06 Franz Xaver Scharwenka, German pianist/composer (Mataswintha)
  • 1850-02-22 Isaac L Rice, German (namesake of Columbia Univ's Rice stadium)
  • 1850-02-28 Hermann Schell, German theologist/philosopher (Gott und Geist)
  • 1850-04-27 Hans Hartwig von Beseler, German Colonel General, born in Greifswald, Prussia (d. 1921)
  • 1850-06-06 Karl Ferdinand Braun, German inventor, co-developed wireless telegraphy (Nobel 1909), born in Fulda, Electorate of Hessen, Germany (d. 1918)
  • 1850-07-12 Otto Schoetensack, German anthropologist, born in Stendal, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany (d. 1912)
  • 1850-09-02 Woldemar Voigt, German physicist (d. 1919)
  • 1850-11-09 Lewis Lewin, German toxicologist (father of psychopharmacologist), born in Tuchel, West Prussia (d. 1929)
  • 1851-04-09 C. E. A. Wichmann, German-Dutch geologist, born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1927)
  • 1851-05-20 Emile Berliner, German inventor (flat phonograph record)
  • 1851-07-24 Friedrich Schottky, German mathematician (d. 1935)
  • 1851-08-13 Felix Adler, German-born educator (d. 1933)
  • 1851-11-07 Chris von der Ahe, German entrepreneur and owner of St. Louis Brown Stockings, born in Hille, Germany (d. 1913)
  • 1852-01-11 Konstantin Fehrenbach, German chancellor (1920-21)
  • 1852-03-22 Theodor Birt, [Beatus Rhenanus], German classical/writer
  • 1852-04-12 Ferdinand von Lindemann, German mathematician (Proving π is a transcendental number), born in Hannover, German Confederation (d. 1939)
  • 1852-07-10 Alfred von Kiderlen-Wächter, German foreign minister, born in Stuttgart, Württemberg, Germany (d. 1912)
  • 1852-09-25 Hans Vaihinger, German philosopher (Nietzsche Philosophy), born in Nehren, Germany (d. 1933)
  • 1853-01-03 Iwan Knorr, German composer, born in Mewe (d. 1916)
  • 1853-01-11 Gustav Falke, German author/poet (Der Mann im Nebel)
  • 1853-03-28 Rudolf Kittel, German theologist (Psalms), born in Eningen, Württemberg, Germany (d. 1929)
  • 1853-09-02 Wilhelm Ostwald, German physical chemist (Nobel 1909)
  • 1853-09-04 Hermann Wissmann, German African explorer and governor of East-Africa, born in Frankfurt, Germany (d. 1905)
  • 1853-09-16 Albrecht Kossel, German physician, Nobel laureate (d. 1927)
  • 1853-09-17 Clemens Baeumker, German historian (Patristischen Philosophie)
  • 1853-11-12 Oskar Panizza, German writer (Das Liebeskonzil), born in Bad Kissingen, Bavaria (d. 1921)
  • 1853-12-21 Isolde Kurz, German writer/poetess (Meine Mutter)
  • 1854-01-10 Heinrich Köselitz [Peter Gast], German composer, born in Annaberg(d. 1918)
  • 1854-02-17 Friedrich A Krupp, German arms manufacturer
  • 1854-03-14 Paul Ehrlich, German bacteriologist and physician (Chemotherapy, Nobel Prize 1908), Strehlen, Lower Silesia, German Kingdom of Prussia (d. 1915)
  • 1854-03-15 Emil Adolf von Behring, German physician; Nobel laureate (d. 1917)
  • 1854-03-23 Alfred Milner, Giessen Germany, British governor (Cape colony)
  • 1854-05-11 Ottmar Mergenthaler, Hachtel Germany, inventor (linotype)
  • 1854-07-29 Georg Kerschensteiner, German educator (Theory of Education)
  • 1854-09-01 Engelbert Humperdinck, German opera composer (Hänsel und Gretel), born in Siegburg, Westphalia (d. 1921)
  • 1854-09-10 Anton CR Dreesmann, German/Neth manufacturer (Vroom & Dreesman)
  • 1854-10-31 Adolf Erman, German Egyptologist (Grammar of Ancient Egypt), born in Berlin (d. 1937)
  • 1854-11-28 Gottlieb J Haberlandt, Hungarians/German botanist
  • 1855-01-22 Albert Neisser [Albert Ludwig Sigesmund Neisser], Schweidnitz Prussia, German physician who discovered the bacterias that cause gonorrhea and leprosy
  • 1855-02-17 Otto Liman von Sanders, German general in Turkey (WWI)
  • 1855-05-15 Eduard von Keyserling, Baltic German writer (Dritte Stiege)
  • 1855-07-07 Ludwig Ganghofer, German writer (d. 1920)
  • 1855-07-09 Johann Zilcher, German composer (d. 1943)
  • 1855-07-26 Ferdinand Tönnies, German sociologist and philosopher, born in Oldenswort, Germany (d. 1936)
  • 1855-09-09 Houston S Chamberlain, British/German race theorist
  • 1855-10-08 Gustav Ehrismann, German author and expert on the German language, born in Pforzheim, Baden-Württemberg (d. 1941)
  • 1855-12-27 Paul Ehrenreich, German etnologist/mythologist
  • 1855-12-30 Heinrich Hart, German writer (Song of Humanity)
  • 1856-02-05 Otto Brahm, German critic/founder (Neue Deutsche Rundschau)
  • 1856-02-15 Emil Kraepelin, German psychiatrist who developed a classification system for mental illness, born in Munich, Germany (d. 1926)
  • 1856-02-16 Rudolph Karstadt, German entrepreneur (d. 1944)
  • 1856-08-30 Carle David Tolmé Runge, German mathematician and physicist, born in Bremen, Germany (d. 1927)
  • 1856-11-29 Theobald von Bethmann-Hollweg, Chancellor of the German Empire (1909-17), born in Hohenfinow, Kingdom of Prussia (d. 1921)
  • 1856-12-25 Hans von Bartels, German painter (d. 1913)
  • 1857-01-18 Otto von Below, German commandant (WWI)
  • 1857-02-18 Max Klinger, German graphic artist/painter/sculptor
  • 1857-07-05 Clara Zetkin, German feminist, Socialist, and Communist leader, born in Wiederau, Saxony (d. 1933)
  • 1857-08-14 Max Wagenknecht, German composer (d. 1922)
  • 1857-08-15 Albert Ballin, German inventor and shipping tycoon, born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1918)
  • 1857-09-08 Georg Michaelis, Chancellor of Germany (d. 1936)
  • 1857-09-30 Hermann Sudermann, German writer (Honor, That Ehre, Frau Sorge)
  • 1857-10-29 Conrad Haebler, German historian (Early printers of Spain/Portugal)
  • 1857-11-29 Theodor Escherich, German pediatrician (d. 1911)
  • 1858-01-10 Heinrich Zille, German illustrator and photographer (d. 1929)
  • 1858-03-01 Georg Simmel, German philosopher/sociologist

Person of interestRudolf Diesel

1858-03-18 Rudolf Diesel, French-born German engineer (invented the diesel engine), born in Paris, France (disappeared 1913)

Mechanical Engineer Rudolf Diesel
Mechanical Engineer
Rudolf Diesel
  • 1858-03-23 Ludwig Quidde, German historian/politician (Nobel prize 1927)
  • 1858-03-30 Siegfried Alkan, German composer, born in Dillingen, Saarland (d. 1941)
  • 1858-04-23 Max Planck, German physicist, father of Quantum Physics (Planck Constant, Nobel 1918), born in Kiel, Duchy of Holstein (d. 1947)
  • 1858-07-21 Lovis Corinth, German painter (d. 1925)
  • 1858-07-24 Wolfgang Kapp, German politician (Kapp Putsch 1920)
  • 1858-08-01 Paul Barth, German philosopher/sociologist
  • 1858-08-16 Arthur Achleitner, German writer, born in Straubing, Germany (d. 1927)
  • 1858-10-05 Heinrich M von Battenberg, German son-in-law of queen Victoria
  • 1859-01-13 Karl Bleibtreu, German author (Revolution of Literature)

Person of interestWilhelm II

1859-01-27 Wilhelm II, German Emperor and King of Prussia (1888-1918), born in Berlin (d. 1941)

German Emperor and King of Prussia Wilhelm II
German Emperor and King of Prussia
Wilhelm II
  • 1859-02-03 Hugo Junkers, German aircraft designer (d. 1935)
  • 1859-03-26 Adolf Hurwitz, German mathematician (Riemann–Hurwitz formula), born in Hildesheim, Germany (d. 1919)
  • 1859-04-08 Edmund Husserl, German philosopher (founded Phenomenology)
  • 1859-07-14 Willy Hess, German violinist, born in Mannheim, Germany (d. 1928)
  • 1859-11-13 Georg Knorr, German engineer (brake system trains), born in Ruda bei Neumark, West Prussia (d. 1911)
  • 1859-12-31 Max Fiedler, German conductor and composer, born in Zittau, Saxony, (d. 1939)
  • 1860-02-14 Eugen Schiffer, German lawyer and liberal politician, born in Breslau, Kingdom of Prussia (d. 1954)
  • 1860-03-22 Alfred Ploetz, German physician (d. 1940)
  • 1860-03-31 Isidor Traube, Hildesheim Hanover, German Chemist (founded capillary chemistry, research on liquids)
  • 1860-05-20 Eduard Buchner, German chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1917)
  • 1860-07-20 Johannes Walter, German geologist (Denudation of the Wilderness)
  • 1860-08-22 Paul G. Nipkow, German TV pioneer (Nipkow Award), born in Lebork, Poland (d. 1940)
  • 1860-08-28 Marianne Von Werefkin, Russian-German-Swiss Expressionist painter, born in Tula, Russia (d. 1938)
  • 1860-11-29 Hans Haym, German conductor, born in Halle (d. 1921)
  • 1861-01-13 Max Nonne, German neurologist (d. 1959)
  • 1861-01-14 Wilhelm von Polenz, German writer (Der Pfarrer von Breitendorf)
  • 1861-01-18 Hans Goldschmidt, German chemist
  • 1861-02-12 Lou [Andreas-]Salome, Russian/German author (Im Kampf um Gott)
  • 1861-06-22 Maximilian von Spee, German admiral (d. 1914)
  • 1861-08-09 Wilhelm Berger, German composer, pianist and conductor, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1911)
  • 1861-09-23 Robert Bosch, German inventor and industrialist (d. 1942)
  • 1861-12-17 Fritz Volbach, German musicologist/conductor/composer

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 901 - 1,000 of 1,986


Person of interestMata Hari

1917-10-15 Mata Hari [Margaretha Geertruida Zelle], Dutch dancer, courtesan and convicted German WWI spy, executed by firing squad at 41

Exotic Dancer, Courtesan and German Spy Mata Hari
Exotic Dancer, Courtesan and German Spy
Mata Hari
  • 1917-11-22 Teoberto Maler, German-born explorer (b. 1842)
  • 1918-01-06 Georg F L P Cantor, German mathematician: collection, dies at 72
  • 1918-03-09 [Benjamin] Franc[lin] Wedekind, German writer/press sec, dies at 53

Person of interestThe Red Baron

1918-04-21 Manfred von Richthofen [The Red Baron], German World War I fighter ace, dies at 25 after his plane is shot down

World War I Fighter Ace The Red Baron
World War I Fighter Ace
The Red Baron
  • 1918-07-06 Count von Mirbach, German ambassador to Moscow, dies
  • 1918-08-10 Erich Lowenhardt, Germany flying ace of World War I (b. 1897)
  • 1918-08-15 Heinrich Köselitz [Peter Gast], German composer, dies at 64
  • 1918-08-22 Korbinian Brodmann, German neurologist (b. 1868)
  • 1918-09-04 Max Dauthendy, German painter/author (Raubmenschen), dies at 51)
  • 1918-09-28 Georg Simmel, German sociologist and philosopher (b. 1858)
  • 1918-10-13 Gerrit Engelke, German writer (Briefer der Liebe), dies
  • 1919-01-04 Georg von Hertling, Chancellor of Germany (1917-18), dies at 75
  • 1919-01-31 Paul Lindau, German playwright/critic (Estimate), dies at 79
  • 1919-02-06 Friedrich Wulhelm Mengelberg, German sculptor, dies at 81
  • 1919-05-02 Gustav Landauer, German socialist, dies
  • 1919-05-17 Guido von List, German occult author (b. 1848)
  • 1919-07-07 Paul Deusen, German philosopher/CEO (Schopenhauer-Gesellschaft), dies

Person of interestEmil Fischer

1919-07-15 [Hermann] Emil Fischer, German chemist, discovered Fischer esterification (Nobel Prize 1902), commits suicide at 66

Chemist and Nobel Laureate Emil Fischer
Chemist and Nobel Laureate
Emil Fischer
  • 1919-08-09 Ernst Haeckel, German philosopher (Social Darwinism), dies at 85
  • 1919-10-14 Wilhelm von Siemens, German industrial/son of Werner, dies
  • 1919-11-07 Hugo Haase, German MP (SPD), murdered at 56
  • 1919-12-13 Woldemar Voigt, German physicist (b. 1850)
  • 1920-01-26 Matthias Enzberger, German minister of finance, murdered
  • 1920-04-07 Karl Binding, German jurist (b. 1841)
  • 1920-04-10 Moritz B Cantor, German historian of mathematics, dies at 90
  • 1920-06-14 Max Weber, German sociologist/economist/historian, dies
  • 1920-06-30 Lena Christ, German writer (The Rumplhanni), commits suicide at 38
  • 1920-07-05 Max Klinger, German graphic artist/painter/sculptor, dies at 63
  • 1920-07-23 Conrad Kohrs, German-born rancher (b. 1835)
  • 1920-08-31 Wilhelm Wundt, German physiologist, psychologist and philosopher, dies at 88
  • 1921-01-07 Benno Erdmann, German philosopher (Logik I), dies at 69
  • 1921-01-18 Adolf von Hildebrand, German sculptor, dies at 73
  • 1921-02-15 Hans Haym, German conductor, dies at 60
  • 1921-04-08 Ernst von Possart, German actor and theatre director (Bayerische Hoftheater), dies at 79
  • 1921-05-05 Alfred H Fried, Austrian/German pacifist (Nobel 1911), dies
  • 1921-06-04 Heinrich E Albers-Schoenberg, German x-ray experimenter, dies at 56
  • 1921-06-29 Otto Seeck German classical historian (b. 1850)
  • 1921-08-26 Matthias Erzberger, German min of Finance, murdered at 45
  • 1921-09-27 Engelbert Humperdinck, German opera composer (SHänsel und Gretel), dies at 67
  • 1921-09-30 Oskar Panizza, German writer (Das Liebeskonzil), dies at 77
  • 1921-12-20 Hans Hartwig von Beseler, German Colonel General, dies at 71
  • 1922-01-06 Jakob Rosanes, German mathematician (algebraic geometry and invariant theory), dies at 79
  • 1922-02-15 Clara [G Meijer-]Wichmann, German/Dutch anarchist/feminist, dies at 36
  • 1922-04-26 Hans Sommer, German theatre composer, dies at 84
  • 1922-05-07 Max Wagenknecht, German composer (b. 1857)
  • 1922-05-19 Heinrich I Quincke, German internist (postural drainage), dies at 79
  • 1922-05-28 Carl Teike, German military composer, dies at 58
  • 1922-06-12 Wolfgang Kapp, German politician (Kapp putsch 1920), dies at 63
  • 1922-06-24 Walter Rathenau, German foreign minister, killed by anti-semites at 54
  • 1922-07-04 Lothar von Richthofen, German pilot (b. 1894)
  • 1922-07-17 Heinrich Rubens, German physicist, dies at 57
  • 1922-08-27 Carl Fuchs, German composer, dies at 83
  • 1922-09-30 Paul Barth, German philosopher/sociologist, dies at 64
  • 1922-11-16 Max Abraham, German physicist (b. 1875)

Person of interestWilhelm Röntgen

1923-02-10 Wilhelm Röntgen, German physicist who discovered X-rays (Nobel 1901), dies of cancer at 77

Physicist and Nobel Laureate Wilhelm Röntgen
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
Wilhelm Röntgen
  • 1923-02-11 Wilhelm Killing, German mathematician (b. 1847)
  • 1923-05-20 Hans Goldschmidt, German chemist, dies
  • 1923-06-29 Fritz Mauthner, German author/philosopher (skepticism), dies at 73
  • 1923-07-13 Asger Hamerik [Hammerich], German(?) composer, dies at 80
  • 1923-11-25 Ernst Debes, German cartographer (Moon Atlas), dies at 83
  • 1923-12-26 Dietrich Eckart, German Nazi politician (b. 1868)
  • 1924-01-13 Georg H Quincke, German physicist (Test of Quincke), dies at 89
  • 1924-10-07 Clemens Baeumker, German historian (Christian Philosophy), dies at 71
  • 1924-11-07 Hans Thoma, German painter, dies at 75
  • 1924-12-08 Franz X Scharwenka, German pianist/composer (Mataswintha), dies at 74
  • 1925-01-12 Oskar Brefeld, German botanist, dies at 85
  • 1925-02-28 Friedrich Ebert, soc-dem president Germany, dies
  • 1925-03-04 Moritz Moszkowski, Polish/German composer, dies at 70
  • 1925-03-27 Carl Neumann, German mathematician and physicist (Neumann-functions), dies at 92
  • 1925-05-30 Arthur Moeller van den Bruck, German historian (The Third Reich), dies at 49
  • 1925-06-22 Felix Klein, German mathematician (Evanstan Colloquium), dies at 76
  • 1925-07-26 Gottlob Frege, German Mathematician, dies at 76
  • 1925-12-25 Karl Abraham, German psychoanalyst, dies at 48
  • 1926-01-28 Kaufmann Kohler, German-born American reform rabbi and theologian, dies at 82
  • 1926-03-26 Konstantin Fehrenbach, German reichs chancellor (1920-21), dies at 74
  • 1926-09-05 Karl Harrer, German journalist and politician, founding member of the "DAP", which would become the Nazi Party (b. 1890)
  • 1926-09-16 Rudolf C Eucken, German philosopher (Nobel 1908), dies at 80
  • 1926-10-07 Emil Kraepelin, German psychiatrist who developed a classification system for mental illness, dies at 70
  • 1927-01-03 Carle David Tolmé Runge, German mathematician and physicist, dies at 70
  • 1927-01-09 Houston S Chamberlain, British/German race theorist, dies at 71
  • 1927-03-05 Franz Mertens, German mathematician (b. 1840)
  • 1927-07-05 Albrecht Kossel, German physician, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1853)
  • 1927-09-12 Walther Amelung, German archaeologist, dies at 61
  • 1927-09-29 Arthur Achleitner, German writer, dies at 69
  • 1927-10-10 Gustave Whitehead, German-born inventor (b. 1874)
  • 1927-11-28 Arthur Wichmann, German/Dutch geologist (New-Guinea), dies
  • 1928-05-19 Max Scheler, German philosopher, dies at 53
  • 1928-05-31 Ludwig Enneccerus, German leader, dies at 85
  • 1928-08-14 Klabund [Alfred Henschke], German writer (Spuk, Rasputin), dies at 37
  • 1928-11-13 Abraham M "Mark" Lidzbarski, Polish/German orientalist, dies at 60
  • 1928-11-21 Hermann Sudermann, German author (Frau Sorge), dies
  • 1928-11-26 Reinhard Scheer, German admiral (WWI), dies at 65

Person of interestKarl Benz

1929-04-04 Karl Benz, German inventor, engine designer and automobile manufacturer (Mercedes-Benz), dies of bronchial inflammation at 84

Automobile Engineer and Inventor Karl Benz
Automobile Engineer and Inventor
Karl Benz
  • 1929-08-03 Emil Berliner, German-born telephone and recording pioneer (b. 1851)
  • 1929-08-09 Heinrich Zille, German cartoonist (Simplicissimus), dies at 71
  • 1929-08-22 Otto Liman von Sanders, German general in Turkey (WWI), dies at 74
  • 1929-10-03 Gustav Stresemann, German chancellor (Nobel 1926), dies at 51
  • 1929-10-12 Max Ettlinger, German philosopher/theorist, dies at 52
  • 1929-10-20 Rudolf Kittel, German theologist (Psalms), dies at 76