German History (Part 11)

Historical Events

Events 1001 - 1,100 of 1,914

  • 1940-06-18 German occupiers slaughter cattle, pigs & 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 falls to Nazi Germany; armistice signed, France disarms
  • 1940-06-22 SS rounds up 31 German/Polish/Dutch Jews in Roermond, Netherlands
  • 1940-06-30 German troops begin the invasion of the undefended Channel Islands.
  • 1940-07-02 Dutch PM Colijn publishes "Borders of 2 Worlds" (German victory)
  • 1940-07-03 ARP-leader/ex-premier Colijn argues cooperation with Germany
  • 1940-07-03 British Royal Navy sinks French fleet in Mers-el-Kebir, Algeria, to prevent Germany seizing it.
  • 1940-07-03 German occupiers forbid using Dutch royal names
  • 1940-07-09 German Evangelist Church protests against euthanasia pogroms
  • 1940-07-11 British & German dogfight above Lyme Bay
  • 1940-07-20 Germany occupiers forbid Dutch Communist Party (CPN) in Netherlands
  • 1940-08-03 German occupiers forbid ritual slaughters & English & French movies
  • 1940-08-07 Alsace Lorraine is annexed by the Third Reich (Germany) during World War II
  • 1940-08-08 31 German aircraft shot down over England
  • 1940-08-11 38 German aircraft shot down over England
  • 1940-08-11 German air raid on British ports Portland and Weymouth

BattleBattle of Interest

1940-08-13 Hermann Goering's "Adler Tag" (Eagle day); 45-48 German aircraft shot down over Southern England (Battle of Britain)

Nazi Politician Hermann Goering
Nazi Politician
Hermann Goering
  • 1940-08-15 Heavy dogfights above England: 75 German aircraft damaged
  • 1940-08-16 45 German aircrafts shot down over England
  • 1940-08-23 German Luftwaffe begins night bombing on London
  • 1940-08-25 First British night bombing of Germany (Berlin)
  • 1940-08-31 German occupiers in Netherlands begin soap rationing
  • 1940-09-07 Beginning of the Blitz, the German Luftwaffe bomb London for 1st of 57 consecutive nights
  • 1940-09-09 28 German aircraft shot down above England
  • 1940-09-10 Buckingham Palace hit by German bomb
  • 1940-09-11 -12] Buckingham Palace damaged by German bombs
  • 1940-09-13 Buckingham Palace damaged by German bombs
  • 1940-09-14 German bomb hits shelter in Chelsea; hundreds die
  • 1940-09-18 19 German aircraft shot down above England
  • 1940-09-25 German High Commissioner in Norway sets up Vidkun Quisling government
  • 1940-09-27 55 German aircrafts shot down above England
  • 1940-09-27 Nazi Germany, Italy & Japan sign 10 year formal alliance (Axis)
  • 1940-09-28 Nazi occupiers present "New Dutch Culture" in German
  • 1940-09-30 47 German aircraft shot down above England
  • 1940-10-02 17 German aircraft shot down over England
  • 1940-10-04 12 German aircrafts shot down above England
  • 1940-10-08 German troops occupies Romania
  • 1940-10-15 -16] Heavy German air raid on London, 400 killed
  • 1940-10-15 London's Waterloo Station bombed by German luftwaffe
  • 1940-10-16 Warsaw Ghetto is formed by German Governor-General Hans Frank
  • 1940-10-17 German occupiers issue identity cards
  • 1940-11-14 During WW II, German planes destroy most of Coventry, England
  • 1940-11-16 World War II: In response to Germany's leveling of Coventry, England two days before, the Royal Air Force bombs Hamburg.
  • 1940-11-19 First major German air raid on Birmingham - about 440 bombers kill 450
  • 1940-11-26 Nazi Germany began walling off the Jewish Ghetto in Warsaw
  • 1940-12-06 Gestapo arrest German resistance fighter/poster artist Helen Ernst

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1940-12-11 Russian general Georgy Zhukov warns of German assault

Marshal of the Soviet Union Georgy Zhukov
Marshal of the Soviet Union
Georgy Zhukov
  • 1940-12-29 Germany drops its 1st incendiary bombs on London during the Blitz
  • 1941-01-02 World War II: German bombing severely damages the Llandaff Cathedral in Cardiff, Wales

  • 1941-01-31 Anti-German demonstration in Haarlem, Netherlands
  • 1941-02-11 Sicherheitsdienst complains about Dutch anti German sentiments
  • 1941-02-14 German Afrika Korps lands in Tripoli, Libya
  • 1941-02-22 German assault on El Agheila Libya
  • 1941-03-01 German troops invade Bulgaria
  • 1941-03-02 World War II: First German military units enter Bulgaria after it joined the Axis Pact.
  • 1941-03-12 German occupiers confiscate AVRO studios in Netherlands
  • 1941-03-20 Nazi-German Yugoslav pact drawn
  • 1941-03-24 German troops occupy El Agheila Libya
  • 1941-03-27 Yugoslavian coup gets rid of pro-German Prince Paul
  • 1941-03-30 German counter offensive in North Africa
  • 1941-04-01 Pro-German Rashid Ali al-Ghailani grabs power in Iraq
  • 1941-04-01 The Blockade Runner Badge for German Kriegsmarine is instituted.
  • 1941-04-02 German occupier disallows Dutch scouting association

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1941-04-03 Churchill warns Stalin of German invasion

Soviet General Secretary Joseph Stalin
Soviet General Secretary
Joseph Stalin
  • 1941-04-03 Rasjid al-Gailani forms pro-German regime in Iraq
  • 1941-04-04 German troops conquer Benghazi, Libya
  • 1941-04-06 Beginning of operation Bestrafung - German bombers attack Belgrade (17,000 die)
  • 1941-04-06 German bombardment of Piraeus (munitions ship explodes)
  • 1941-04-10 German troops conquer Libyan county Cyrenaica
  • 1941-04-11 Germany blitzes Conventry, England
  • 1941-04-13 Heavy German assault on Tobruk
  • 1941-04-14 1st massive German raid in Paris, 3,600 Jews rounded up
  • 1941-04-17 World War II: The Kingdom of Yugoslavia surrenders to Germany.
  • 1941-04-20 100 German bombers attack Athens
  • 1941-04-21 Greece surrenders to nazi-Germany
  • 1941-04-23 Greece Army surrenders to German Nazis RAF brings Greek king George II to Egypt
  • 1941-04-27 German troops occupy Athens, Greece
  • 1941-05-01 German assault on Tobruk
  • 1941-05-03 -4] German air raid on Liverpool
  • 1941-05-08 German Q-ship Pinguin sinks in Indian Ocean
  • 1941-05-09 British intelligence at Bletchley Park breaks German spy codes after capturing Enigma machines aboard the weather ship Muenchen

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1941-05-13 Martin Bormann is named head of Nazi Chancellery in Germany

Nazi leader Martin Bormann
Nazi leader
Martin Bormann
  • 1941-05-16 Last great German air attack on Great Britain (Birmingham)
  • 1941-05-19 Germany occupiers in Holland forbid bicycle taxis
  • 1941-05-20 Germany begins airbourne invasion of Crete
  • 1941-05-21 German airforce occupies airport at Maleme, Crete
  • 1941-05-24 German battleship Bismarck sinks the British battle cruiser HMS Hood; 1,416 die, 3 survive
  • 1941-05-26 Aircraft from HMS Ark Royal sights German battleship Bismarck
  • 1941-05-26 German occupiers begin youth labor

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1941-05-27 FDR declares state of emergency due to Germany's sinking of Robin Moor

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • 1941-05-27 German battleship Bismarck sunk by British naval force
  • 1941-05-30 British Army enters Baghdad, chasing pro-German coup government
  • 1941-05-31 German occupiers forbids Jews access to beach & swimming pools
  • 1941-06-01 Germany bans all Catholic publications
  • 1941-06-01 Germany occupies Crete after Allied evacuation
  • 1941-06-03 German occupiers stamp "J" on Jewish passports
  • 1941-06-08 British & French troops overthrow pro-German Syria
  • 1941-06-18 Turkey signs peace treaty with nazi-Germany

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1001 - 1,100 of 2,886

  • 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
  • 1861-12-22 Erich Schaeder, German theologist (Theocentric Theology)
  • 1861-12-26 Friedrich Engel, German mathematician (group theory)
  • 1862-02-17 Edward German (Jones), Whitchurch Shropshire, British composer
  • 1862-03-05 Siegbert Tarrasch, German chess player (d. 1934)
  • 1862-05-18 Freiherr Albert von Schrenk-Notzing, German para-psychologist
  • 1862-11-15 Adolf Bartels, German folk art writer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1862-11-15 Gerhart Hauptmann, German author (Before Dawn - Nobel 1912), born in Obersalzbrunn, Silesia, Prussia (d. 1946)

Author and Nobel Laureate Gerhart Hauptmann
Author and Nobel Laureate
Gerhart Hauptmann
  • 1863-01-15 Adolph Goldschmidt, German historian
  • 1863-01-19 Werner Sombart, German fascist (Juden und das Wirtschaftsleben)
  • 1863-02-23 Franz von Stuck, German painter (Der Krieg)
  • 1863-03-21 Hugo Kaun, German composer, born in Berlin (d. 1932)
  • 1863-04-26 Arno Holz, German writer (Phantasus), born in Rastenburg, East Prussia (d. 1929)
  • 1863-05-28 Georg Adler, German state economist
  • 1863-06-02 Paul Felix Weingartner, German conductor (Zara, Dalmatia)
  • 1863-06-11 Eduard David, German undersecretary (constitution of Weimar)
  • 1863-06-21 Max Wolf, German astronomer (d. 1932)
  • 1863-07-12 Paul Karl Ludwig Drude, German physicist (d. 1906)
  • 1863-09-06 Rodolfo Lenz, German-Chilian linguist (El Papiamento), born in Halle, Saxony (d. 1938)
  • 1863-09-29 Franz Zorell, German RC exegetist/lexicographer
  • 1863-09-29 Hugo Haase, German SPD-German parliament/revolutionary
  • 1863-09-30 Reinhard Scheer, German admiral (WWI)
  • 1863-10-05 Ludwig Borchardt, German Egyptologist
  • 1863-12-13 Johannes Weiss, German New Testament scholar
  • 1864-01-13 Wilhelm K W Wien, German physicist (Nobel 1911)
  • 1864-02-05 Carl Teike, German military composer, born in Stettin-Altdamm, Pomerania (d. 1922)
  • 1864-02-06 John Henry Mackay, Scottish/German author/poet (Anarchists)
  • 1864-03-30 Franz Oppenheimer, German sociologist/politician
  • 1864-04-10 Eugene Francis Charles D'Albert, German pianist/composer (Golem)
  • 1864-04-21 Max Weber, German sociologist/economist/historian (Ancient Judaism)
  • 1864-06-11 Richard Georg Strauss, composer (Don Quixote), born in Munich, Germany (d. 1949)
  • 1864-06-14 Alois Alzheimer, Marktbreit, Bavaria, German psychiatrist/neuropathologist (Alzheimer Disease)
  • 1864-06-22 Hermann Minkowski, German mathematician
  • 1864-07-18 Ricarda Huch, German writer and historian "First Lady of German humanism", born in Braunschweig (d. 1947)
  • 1864-07-24 Frank Wedekind, German playwright (The "Lulu" plays)
  • 1864-11-11 Alfred Hermann Fried, German pacifist (Nobel 1911)
  • 1865-01-22 Friedrich Paschen, German physicist
  • 1865-02-09 Erich von Drygalski, German geographer/glaciologist/Antarctic expl
  • 1865-02-22 Otto Modersohn, German painter
  • 1865-03-30 Heinrich Rubens, German physicist
  • 1865-04-01 Richard Zsigmondy, German chemist (Nobel-1925)
  • 1865-04-09 Charles Proteus Steinmetz, German experiment with AC electricity

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1865-04-09 Erich Ludendorff, German general during World War I, born in Kruszewnia, Prussia (d. 1937)

German General Erich Ludendorff
German General
Erich Ludendorff
  • 1865-04-30 Max Nettlau, German anarchist (d. 1944)
  • 1865-06-19 Alfred Hugenberg, German RC pres-dir of Krupp/media magnate
  • 1865-06-28 Otto Julius Bierbaum, German writer/journalist (Remarkable Stories)
  • 1865-07-21 Robert Kahn, German composer, born in Mannheim (d. 1951)
  • 1865-07-26 Philipp Scheidemann, German Parliament (SPD)/mayor of Kassel
  • 1865-09-03 Wilhelm Bousset, German theologist/historian
  • 1865-10-04 Max Halbe, German playwright (Jugend), born in Güttland, Gdańsk (d. 1944)
  • 1865-10-15 Walther Amelung, German archaeologist
  • 1866-01-31 Emil Strauss, German writer (Naked Man)
  • 1866-02-06 Karl T Sapper, German geography/geologist (Vulkankunde)
  • 1866-03-07 Paul Ernst, German writer, born in Elbingerode, Kingdom of Hanover (d. 1933)
  • 1866-04-22 Hans von Seeckt, German general (Future of the Reich)
  • 1866-05-23 Gustav Aschaffenburg, German psychiatrist/criminalologist
  • 1866-06-26 Josef Swickard, German actor (The Wizard of Oz, Lost City, Tale of 2 Cities), born in Coblenz, Germany (d. 1940)
  • 1866-08-05 Carl Harries, German chemist (d. 1923)
  • 1866-11-07 Paul Lincke, German composer and and theater conductor considered the "father" of the Berlin operetta (Frau Luna, Lysistrata), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1946)
  • 1866-12-04 Vassily V Kandinsky, Russian-born German, French abstract painter (Dreamy Inspiration), born in Moscow (d. 1944)
  • 1867-01-17 Carl Laemmle, German-born film executive (d. 1939)
  • 1867-01-21 Ludwig Thoma, German writer (d. 1921)
  • 1867-02-11 August W Messer, German philosopher/educator/psychologist
  • 1867-02-12 Hedwig Courths-Mahler, German author (Warbride) [or Febr 18]
  • 1867-02-26 Siegfried Passarge, German geographer (Cameroon/So Afr/America)
  • 1867-04-02 Eugen Sandow, German bodybuilder and circus performer (d. 1925)
  • 1867-05-14 Kurt Eisner, German premier of revolutionary Bavaria (1918-19)
  • 1867-07-08 Kathe Kollwitz, German print maker/sculptor (Bauernkrieg)
  • 1867-07-10 Max Prinz von Baden, German chancellor (Oct-Nov 1918)
  • 1867-07-25 Max Dauthendy, German painter/author (Ewige Hochzeit)
  • 1867-08-07 Emil Nolde, [Hansen], German painter/graphic artist
  • 1867-08-13 Rudolf Georg Binding, German songwriter/writer (Legenden Der Zeit)
  • 1867-09-07 Albert Bassermann, German actor (Foreign Correspondent, Madame Curie), born in Mannheim, Germany (d. 1952)
  • 1867-11-03 Siegfried Garibaldi Kallenberg, German composer, born in Bad Schachen (d. 1944)
  • 1867-12-22 Joseph [Maria] Olbrich, Silesia, German architect (Wiener Sezession)
  • 1867-12-22 [Karl Eduard] Wilhelm Groener, Germany. Soldier and politician
  • 1867-12-25 Alfred Kerr [Kempner], German-British writer, born in Breslau, Silesia (d. 1948)
  • 1868-01-07 Abraham M "Mark" Lidzbarski, Polish/German orientalist
  • 1868-02-16 Wilhelm Schmidt, German anthropologist/linguist (Anthropos)
  • 1868-03-31 Karl Bonhoeffer, German psychiatrist/neurologist
  • 1868-04-14 Peter Behrens, German architect (d. 1940)
  • 1868-04-19 Max Von Schillings, German composer/conductor (Der Pfeifertag)
  • 1868-07-12 Stefan George, German lyric poet (Algabal)
  • 1868-07-30 Alfred Weber, German economist/sociologist

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1868-08-10 Hugo Eckener, German inventor and commander of the famous Graf Zeppelin during its record-setting flights, born in Flensburg, Schleswig-Holstein (d. 1954)

Inventor and Zeppelin Commander Hugo Eckener
Inventor and Zeppelin Commander
Hugo Eckener
  • 1868-10-08 Max Slevogt, German painter, born in Landshut, Germany (d. 1932)
  • 1868-10-16 Franz X Ritter von Epp, German general (China)
  • 1868-11-08 Felix Hausdorff, German mathematician (d. 1942)
  • 1868-12-05 Arnold Sommerfeld, German physicist (d. 1951)
  • 1868-12-09 Fritz Haber, German phycist-chemist (Nobel 1919)
  • 1868-12-24 Emanuel Lasker, German world chess champion (1894-21)
  • 1869-02-11 Else Lasker-Schüler, German writer (d. 1945)
  • 1869-04-30 Hans Poelzig, German architect (d. 1936)
  • 1869-06-06 Siegfried Wagner, German opera composer/conductor

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1001 - 1,100 of 1,994

  • 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, dies at 76
  • 1929-10-26 Arno Holz, German writer (Phantasus), dies at 66
  • 1929-10-28 Bernhard von Bülow, Chancellor of Germany (b. 1849)
  • 1929-11-06 Max von Bathe, German prince/Chancellor (1910-11, 18), dies at 62
  • 1929-11-17 Herman Hollerith, German/US statistician (punch card), dies at 69
  • 1929-12-29 Wilhelm Maybach, German automobile designer (b. 1846)
  • 1930-02-23 Horst Wessel, German nazi lyricist (Fahne Hoch), dies at 22
  • 1930-05-13 Helena Lange, German feminist, dies
  • 1930-06-10 Adolf Harnack, German theologian (b. 1851)
  • 1930-06-22 Karl von Amira, German historian, dies at 82
  • 1930-08-04 Siegfried Wagner, German opera composer, dies at 61
  • 1930-10-10 Adolf Engler, German botanist (b. 1844)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1930-11-03 Alfred Wegener, German polar researcher and meteorologist (continental shift), dies while on an expedition to Greenland at 50 (date is approximate)

Meteorologist, Geologist, Astronomist Alfred Wegener
Meteorologist, Geologist, Astronomist
Alfred Wegener
  • 1930-12-11 Friedrich von Bernhardi, German war theorist/historian, dies at 81
  • 1930-12-24 Eduard David, German minister (constitution of Weimar), dies at 67
  • 1931-02-26 Otto Wallach, German chemist (Nobel 1910), dies at 83
  • 1931-03-11 F.W. Murnau, German film director (b. 1888)
  • 1931-03-20 Hermann Müller, Chancellor of Germany (b. 1876)
  • 1931-07-18 Oskar Minkowski, German Biologist (pancreas and diabetes), dies at 73
  • 1931-09-09 Lujo [Ludwig J von] Brentano, German economist dies at 86
  • 1931-10-10 Karl von Bach, German engineer (Maschinenelemente), dies at 84
  • 1931-10-17 Alfons Maria Jakob, German neurologist (b. 1884)
  • 1932-01-15 Georg Kerschensteiner, German educationalist, dies at 77
  • 1932-04-02 Hugo Kaun, German composer, dies at 69
  • 1932-08-10 Rin Tin Tin, German shepherd dog (b. 1918)
  • 1932-08-20 Paul Keller, German writer (Vergrabenes Gut), dies at 59
  • 1932-09-20 Max Slevogt, German painter, dies at 63
  • 1932-12-18 Eduard "Ede" Bernstein, German marxist/revisionist, dies at 82
  • 1933-01-03 Wilhelm Cuno, German Reich's chancellor (1922-23), dies at 56
  • 1933-01-06 Vladimir de Pachmann, Russian-German pianist (b. 1848)
  • 1933-01-28 Theodor Birt [Beatus Rhenanus], German classicist and writer, dies at 80
  • 1933-05-13 Paul Ernst, German writer, dies at 67
  • 1933-05-21 John Henry Mackay, Scottish/German author (Der Schwimmer), dies at 69
  • 1933-06-20 Clara Zetkin, German feminist/communist, dies
  • 1933-07-23 Max Schillings, German composer/conductor (Mona Lisa), dies at 65
  • 1933-12-04 Stefan George, German poet (Das neue Reich), dies at 65
  • 1933-12-17 Hans Vaihinger, German philosopher (Side-Studies), dies at 81
  • 1934-01-29 Fritz Haber, German chemist (Nobel 1918), dies at 65
  • 1934-02-17 Siegbert Tarrasch, German chess player (b. 1862)
  • 1934-03-29 Otto Hermann Kahn, German millionaire and benefactor (b. 1867)
  • 1934-03-31 Franz Ehrle, German jesuit/head of Vatican library, dies at 88
  • 1934-06-30 Ernst Rohm, German staff member, executed at 46
  • 1934-06-30 Gregor Strasser, German pharmacist/NSDAP-leader, murdered at 42
  • 1934-06-30 Karl Ernst, German SA-leader, murdered
  • 1934-06-30 Kurt von Schleiger, German chancellor (1932-33), murdered at 52

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1934-08-02 Paul von Hindenburg, German WW1 general and President of Germany (1925-34), dies of lung cancer at 86

German President and WWI General Paul von Hindenburg
German President and WWI General
Paul von Hindenburg
  • 1934-08-03 Carl F baron von Langen-Parow, German equestrian (Olympic gold 1928)
  • 1934-08-30 Earnest L Wolzogen, German writer (That tolle Komtess), dies at 79
  • 1934-11-15 Anton CR Dreesmann, German/Neth's manufacturer (Devout & D), dies
  • 1934-11-16 Carl von Linde, German Engineer and Chemist who invented mechanical refrigeration, dies at 92
  • 1934-11-17 Joachim Ringelnatz [Hans Bötticher], German writer and artist, dies at 51
  • 1935-02-03 Hugo Junkers, German engineer (b. 1859)
  • 1935-04-14 Amalie Emmy Noether, German mathematician (b. 1882)
  • 1935-08-12 Friedrich Schottky, German mathematician (b. 1851)
  • 1935-10-04 Marie Gutheil-Schoder, German soprano (b. 1874)
  • 1936-02-04 Wilhelm Gustloff, German leader of the Swiss Nazi party (b. 1895)
  • 1936-02-17 Erich Schaeder, German theologist (Theozentrische), dies at 74
  • 1936-02-20 Max Schreck, German actor (Count Orlok-Nosferatu), dies of a heart attack at 56
  • 1936-04-09 Ferdinand Tönnies, German sociologist and philosopher, dies at 80
  • 1936-05-08 Oswald Spengler, German philosopher (Underworld of Abendlandes), dies
  • 1936-09-12 Hermann Hirt, German linguist (Indo-European Grammar), dies at 70
  • 1936-11-11 Edward German, composer, dies at 74
  • 1936-12-27 Hans von Seeckt, German Gen/advisor of Chiang Kai-shek, dies at 70
  • 1937-02-05 Lou [Andreas-]Salome, Russian/German author (Eroticism), dies at 75

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1937-12-20 Erich Ludendorff, German general during World War I, dies of liver cancer at 72

German General Erich Ludendorff
German General
Erich Ludendorff
  • 1938-01-28 Bernd Rosemeyer, German race car driver, dies at 28
  • 1938-02-05 Hans Litten, German jurist (b. 1903)
  • 1938-02-06 Marianne Von Werefkin, Russian-German-Swiss Expressionist painter, dies at 77
  • 1938-02-16 Otto zur Linde, German author (Lieder of the Leids), dies at 64
  • 1938-03-27 Louis William Stern, German/US philosopher/psychologist, dies at 66
  • 1938-04-26 Edmund Husserl, German philosopher (study of phenomenon), dies at 79
  • 1938-05-04 Carl von Ossietzky, German pacifist and writer (Nobel Peace Prize 1935), dies at 48
  • 1938-06-15 Ernst L Kirchner, German painter, dies at 58
  • 1938-08-04 Rudolf G Binding, German poet/writer, dies at 70
  • 1938-08-09 Leo Frobenius, German ethnologist and archaeologist (African cultures), dies at 65
  • 1938-08-12 Ludwig Borchardt, German egyptologist, dies at 74
  • 1938-10-24 Ernst Barlach, German writer and artist, dies at 68
  • 1938-11-07 Ernst vom Rath, German diplomat, assassinated at 29, providing the pretext for Kristallnacht
  • 1938-12-08 Friedrich Glauser, German-language Swiss writer (b. 1896)
  • 1938-12-24 Bruno Taut, German architect (b. 1880)
  • 1939-02-17 Willy Hess, German violinist, dies at 79
  • 1939-03-06 [Carl L] Ferdinand von Lindemann, German mathematician, dies at 86
  • 1939-05-03 [Karl Eduard] Wilhelm Groener, German general, dies at 71
  • 1939-05-22 Ernst Toller, German playwright, commits suicide at 45
  • 1939-11-09 Dirk Klop, Dutch intelligence lt, shot by German Abwehr
  • 1939-11-29 Philipp Scheidemann, German MP (SPD)/mayor of Kassel, dies at 74
  • 1939-12-01 Max Fiedler, German composer, dies at 79
  • 1939-12-19 Karl Wagenfeld, Low German writer (Lucifer, Death & Devil), dies at 70
  • 1939-12-20 Hans Langsdorff, German capt (Graaf Spee), commits suicide
  • 1940-01-04 Conrad Weiss, German writer/poet (Heart of Words), dies at 59
  • 1940-01-12 Erich R Jaensch, German psychologist (eidetiek), dies at 56
  • 1940-01-31 René "Sascha" Schickele, German writer (Erbe am Rhein), dies at 56
  • 1940-02-27 Peter Behrens, German architect, dies
  • 1940-03-20 Alfred Ploetz, German physician, biologist, and eugenicist (b. 1860)
  • 1940-04-26 Carl Bosch, German chemist (BASF, IG Farben, Nobel 1931), dies at 65
  • 1940-06-22 Wladimir Köppen [Vladimir Köppen], German Meteorologist and Climatologist who developed the Köppen climate classification system for the regions of the world, dies at 93