German History (Part 13)

Historical Events

Events 1201 - 1,300 of 2,188

  • 1941-07-30 German occupiers forbid SDAP, VDB, ARP, RKSP, CHU & SGP in Netherlands
  • 1941-08-01 Luftwaffe bombs German 23rd division
  • 1941-08-02 German 11st Army surrounds 20 Soviet divisions at Oeman
  • 1941-08-03 German troops conquer Roslavl USSR

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1941-08-12 French Marshal Philippe Petain gives full support to Nazi Germany

French General Philippe Pétain
French General
Philippe Pétain
  • 1941-08-17 German raider attacks Dutch SS Kota Nopan
  • 1941-08-18 German concentration camp Amersfoort opens
  • 1941-08-25 British & Soviet troops attack pro-German Iran
  • 1941-08-25 German troops conquer Nowgorod, Leningrad
  • 1941-08-29 German Einsatzkommando in Russia kills 1,469 Jewish children

Soviet UnionSiege of Leningrad

1941-08-30 Siege of Leningrad by German troops begins during WWII
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Two young girls help assemble Soviet submachine guns during the Siege of Leningrad
Two young girls help assemble Soviet submachine guns during the Siege of Leningrad
  • 1941-09-01 Jews living in Germany are required to wear a yellow star of David
  • 1941-09-04 US destroyer Greer fires on German submarine U-652
  • 1941-09-06 All Jews over age 6 in German territories ordered to wear a star

  • 1941-09-08 Blockade of Leningrad (St Petersburg) by Germany begins
  • 1941-09-12 1st German ship in WW II captured by US ship (Busko)
  • 1941-09-16 German armoured troops surround Kiev, Ukraine

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1941-09-16 Adolf Hitler orders that for every dead German, 100 Yugoslavs should be killed

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1941-09-17 Famous meeting between Danish physicist Niels Bohr and German head of nuclear energy project Werner Heisenberg in Copenhagen to discuss nuclear weapons (date approximate)

Nobel Prize Winning Physicist Niels Bohr
Nobel Prize Winning Physicist
Niels Bohr
  • 1941-09-19 German army conquers Kiev
  • 1941-09-19 Nazis force German Jews, 6 & over to wear Jewish stars
  • 1941-09-23 German air raid on Soviet naval base at Kronstadt (battleship Marat sinks)
  • 1941-09-24 Bomb explosion in German headquarter in Hotel Continental in Kiev
  • 1941-09-30 German assault on Moscow, Operation Typhoon, begins
  • 1941-10-02 Germans launch attack on Moscow
  • 1941-10-03 Adolf Hitler says Russia is "already broken and will never rise again" in a broadcast to the German people
  • 1941-10-06 German army occupies Briansk, USSR
  • 1941-10-07 German army occupies Viarma, USSR
  • 1941-10-10 RAF bombs Piraeus to prevent German heavy armor advancing
  • 1941-10-15 1st mass deportation of German Jews to Eastern Europe
  • 1941-10-16 Germany advances within 60 miles (96 K) of Moscow
  • 1941-10-25 Germany attacks Moscow
  • 1941-10-31 Prior to US joining WWII, German submarine U-552 torpedoes US destroyer Reuben James near Iceland
  • 1941-11-12 Germany's drive to take Moscow halted

  • 1941-11-13 German Abweht consults with Chetnikleider Draza Mihailovic
  • 1941-11-14 British aircraft carrier Ark Royal sank in Mediterranean, having been torpedoed by a German submarine the day before
  • 1941-11-16 German troops conquer Kertsh (probably)
  • 1941-11-20 German "auxiliary cruiser" (armed merchant raider) Kormoran sinks near Australia
  • 1941-11-21 German troops occupy Rostov-on-Don, Southern Russia
  • 1941-11-22 British cruiser Devonshire sinks German auxiliary cruiser Atlantis
  • 1941-11-23 German troops conquer Klin, at NW of Moscow
  • 1941-11-24 Indian infantry attacks German tanks at Sidi Omar
  • 1941-11-25 German Jews in Netherlands declared stateless (lose of nationality)
  • 1941-11-27 USSR begins a counter offensive, causes Germany to retreat
  • 1941-11-28 German troops vacate Rostov
  • 1941-12-01 British cruiser Devonshire sinks German sub Python
  • 1941-12-07 German siege of Tobruk ends after 8 months
  • 1941-12-09 China declares war on Japan, Germany & Italy
  • 1941-12-11 Germany & Italy declare war on USA
  • 1941-12-12 German occupying army do a house search in Paris looking for Jews
  • 1941-12-13 German occupiers forbid National Front and Netherland Union
  • 1941-12-15 German submarine U-127 sinks
  • 1941-12-17 German submarine U-31 sunk

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1941-12-17 German troops led by Erwin Rommel begin retreating in North Africa

German WWII Field Marshal Erwin Rommel
German WWII Field Marshal
Erwin Rommel
  • 1941-12-18 German submarine U-434 sinks
  • 1941-12-19 German submarine U-574 sinks
  • 1941-12-19 Adolf Hitler takes complete command of German Army
  • 1941-12-21 German submarine U-567 sinks
  • 1942-01-02 German troops in Bardia surrender
  • 1942-01-05 55 German tanks reach North-Africa
  • 1942-01-13 German U-boats begin harassing shipping on US east coast
  • 1942-01-13 World War II: First use of aircraft ejection seat by a German test pilot in a Heinkel He 280 jet fighter
  • 1942-01-19 Titus Brandsma arrested by German occupiers
  • 1942-01-26 Italian supreme command demands dismissal of German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel
  • 1942-01-28 German troops occupy Benghazi Libya
  • 1942-01-29 German & Italian troops occupy Benghazi, Libya
  • 1942-02-12 German battle cruisers Scharnhorst and Gneisenau and heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen escape from Brest to Germany in a dash up the English Channel
  • 1942-02-15 German U-boat shells Antillian oil refinery
  • 1942-02-16 German submarines attack Aruba oil refinery
  • 1942-02-24 Voice of America begins broadcasting (in German)
  • 1942-02-26 German battle cruiser Gneisenau deactivated by bomb
  • 1942-02-27 1st transport of French Jews to nazi-Germany
  • 1942-03-20 Major German assault on Malta
  • 1942-03-26 German offensive in North Africa under General Erwin Rommel
  • 1942-03-27 -28] Allies raid German submarine base in St Nazaire
  • 1942-03-29 British destroyer HMS Campbeltown explodes in St Nazaire: 400 Germans die
  • 1942-03-29 German submarine U-585 sinks
  • 1942-03-29 Bombing of Lübeck in World War II was the first major success for the RAF Bomber Command against Germany and a German city
  • 1942-04-14 Destroyer Roper sinks German U-85 of US east coast
  • 1942-04-20 German occupiers forbids Dutch access to their beach
  • 1942-04-23 1st night Exeter bombed by German Luftwaffe
  • 1942-04-24 2nd night Exeter bombed by German Luftwaffe
  • 1942-04-25 Beginning of a 3 night bombing blitz on Bath by German Luftwaffe - 417 killed
  • 1942-04-28 German Luftwaffe estimated to have flown over 11 thousand sorties against Malta since 20th March
  • 1942-05-03 German Luftwaffe again bombs Exeter, destroying its town centre
  • 1942-05-04 German occupiers imprison 450 prominent Dutch as hostages
  • 1942-05-08 German summer offensive opens in Crimea
  • 1942-05-22 Mexico declares war on Nazi-Germany & Japan
  • 1942-06-07 Germany Army marches into Sebastopol, Russia
  • 1942-06-09 German-Neth press reports, 3 million Dutch sent to East-Europe
  • 1942-06-11 German army defeated at El-Alamein, North Africa
  • 1942-06-13 1st V-2 rocket launch, Peenemunde, Germany; reached 1.3 km
  • 1942-06-13 Germany lands 4 saboteurs on Long Island
  • 1942-06-20 German troops conquer Tobruk, North Africa
  • 1942-06-23 World War II: Germany's latest fighter, a Focke-Wulf FW190 is captured intact when it mistakenly lands at RAF Pembrey in Wales
  • 1942-06-25 British RAF stages a 1,000 bomb raid on Bremen Germany (WWII)
  • 1942-06-26 German assault on British at Mersa Matruh
  • 1942-07-01 German troops conquer Sebastopol

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1201 - 1,300 of 3,455

  • 1845-02-03 Ernest von Wildenbruch, German playwright (Sedan)
  • 1845-03-03 Georg Cantor, German mathematician (discover transfinite numbers)

Person of interestWilhelm Röntgen

1845-03-27 Wilhelm Röntgen, German physicist who discovered X-rays (Nobel 1901), born in Lennep, Rhine Province (d. 1923)

Physicist and Nobel Laureate Wilhelm Röntgen
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
Wilhelm Röntgen
  • 1845-04-05 Jules Cambon, French ambasador, to U.S. (1897), Spain (1902–07) and Germany (1907–14), born in Paris (d. 1935)
  • 1845-08-25 Ludwig II, Mad king of Bavaria (1864-86), born in Nymphenburg Palace, Munich, Germany (d. 1886)
  • 1845-10-17 Franz Ehrle, German prefect of Vatican library
  • 1846-01-05 Rudolf Christoph Eucken, German idealist philosopher (Nobel 1908), born in Aurich, Germany (d. 1926)
  • 1846-02-09 Wilhelm Maybach, German engineer, designer of 1st Mercedes
  • 1846-05-08 Oscar Hammerstein, German opera and playwright (Kohinoor), born in Stettin, Kingdom of Prussia (d. 1919)
  • 1846-09-13 Richard Kiepert, German cartographer (Africa), born in Weimar, Germany (d. 1915)
  • 1846-09-25 Wladimir Köppen [Vladimir Köppen], German Meteorologist and Climatologist who mapped and classified the climatic regions of the world (Köppen climate classification system), born in St. Petersburg, Russia
  • 1847-02-07 Ernst Franck, German composer/conductor
  • 1847-02-16 Ludwig Philipp Scharwenka, German composer (Album polonaise)
  • 1847-03-08 Carl von Bach, German mechanical engineer, born in Stollberg / Erzgeb (d. 1931)
  • 1847-03-27 Otto Wallach, German chemist (Nobel 1910), born in Königsberg, Germany (d. 1931)
  • 1847-05-10 Wilhelm Killing, German mathematician (d. 1923)
  • 1847-07-05 Agnes Zimmermann, German composer, born in Cologne, Germany (d. 1925)
  • 1847-07-20 Max Liebermann, German impressionist painter

Person of interestPaul von Hindenburg

1847-10-02 Paul von Hindenburg, German WW1 general and President of Germany (1925-34), born in Posen, Duchy of Posen, Prussia (d. 1934)

German President and WWI General Paul von Hindenburg
German President and WWI General
Paul von Hindenburg
  • 1847-10-06 Adolf von Hildebrand, German sculptor, born in Marburg, Germany (d. 1921)
  • 1847-12-30 John Peter Altgeld, German/US (Gov-Ill)/pardoned Haymarket-anarchists
  • 1848-04-09 Helene Lange, German feminist (honoured with the Grand Prussian State Medal), born in Oldenburg, Germany (d. 1930)
  • 1848-05-23 Helmuth J L von Moltke, German general/chief of staff (WWI)
  • 1848-07-27 Vladimir de Pachmann, Russian-German pianist, born in Odessa, Ukraine (d. 1933)
  • 1848-07-27 Friedrich Ernst Dorn, German physicist who discovered that radon is emitted from radium, born in Guttstadt, Province of Prussia (now Warmia in Poland) (d. 1916)
  • 1848-10-05 Guido von List, Austrian-German occultist and novelist (Jung Diethers Heimkehr), born in Vienna (d. 1919)
  • 1848-11-08 Gottlob Frege, German mathematician and logician (Begriffsschrift), born in Wismar, Grand Duchy of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, German Confederation (d. 1925)
  • 1849-01-11 Oskar Lassar, German dermatologist (bath house)
  • 1849-03-19 Alfred von Tirpitz, German World War I Admiral (d. 1930)
  • 1849-04-21 Oskar Hertwig, German embryologist (discovered fertilization), born in Friedberg, Germany (d. 1922)
  • 1849-04-25 Felix Klein, German mathematician (Evanston Colloquium), born in Düsseldorf, Germany (d. 1925)
  • 1849-05-03 Bernhard von Bülow, Chancellor of Germany, born in Klein-Flottbeck, Germany (d. 1929)
  • 1849-10-16 Arnold Krug, German composer, born in Hamburg (d. 1904)
  • 1849-10-26 Ferdinand Georg Frobenius, German mathematician (Frobenius–Stickelberger formulae), born in Charlotteburg, Berlin, Germany (d. 1917)
  • 1849-11-22 Friedrich von Bernhardi, German general and military historian (Germany & the Next War), born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 1930)
  • 1849-11-22 Fritz Mauthner, Austro-Hungarian novelist & critic, born in Hořice, Czech Republic (d. 1923)
  • 1849-11-22 Christian Rohlfs, German painter and artist, born in Groß Niendorf, Kreis Segeberg, Prussia (d. 1938)
  • 1849-12-06 August von Mackensen, German field marshal, born in Haus Leipnitz, Kingdom of Prussia, German Confederation (d. 1945)
  • 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), born in Szamotuły, Poland (d. 1924)
  • 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)
  • 1850-04-09 Hermann Zumpe, German composer, born in Oppach, Germany (d. 1903)
  • 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)
  • 1851-04-12 Emil Liebling, German-American composer, born in Pless, Silesia (d. 1914)
  • 1851-05-20 Emile Berliner, German inventor (flat phonograph record)
  • 1851-07-24 Friedrich Schottky, German mathematician (Schottky's theorem), born in Breslau, Germany (d. 1935)
  • 1851-08-13 Felix Adler, German-American educator of political and social ethics, born in Alzey, Grand Duchy of Hesse, Germany (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)
  • 1852-10-15 Wilhelm Posse, German composer, born in Bromberg (d. 1925)
  • 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 1910), born in Rostock, Germany (d. 1927)
  • 1853-09-17 Clemens Baeumker, German historian (Patristischen Philosophie), born in Paderborn, Germany (d. 1924)
  • 1853-11-12 Oskar Panizza, German writer (Das Liebeskonzil), born in Bad Kissingen, Bavaria (d. 1921)
  • 1853-12-21 Isolde Kurz, German poet & short-story writer (Meine Mutter), born in Stuttgart, Germany (d. 1944)
  • 1854-01-10 Heinrich Köselitz [Peter Gast], German composer, born in Annaberg-Buchholz, Germany (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)
  • 1854-07-04 Heinrich Zöllner, German composer, born in Leipzig, Germany (d. 1941)
  • 1854-07-29 Georg Kerschensteiner, German educator (Theory of Education)
  • 1854-08-23 Moritz Moszkowski, Polish-German composer, born in Breslau, Prussia (d. 1925)
  • 1854-09-01 Engelbert Humperdinck, German opera composer (Hänsel und Gretel), born in Siegburg, Westphalia (d. 1921)
  • 1854-09-10 Anton Dreesmann, German-Dutch manufacturer (Vroom & Dreesman), born in Haselünne, Germany (d. 1934)
  • 1854-10-31 Adolf Erman, German Egyptologist (Grammar of Ancient Egypt), born in Berlin (d. 1937)
  • 1854-11-28 Gottlieb Haberlandt, Austrian botanist, born in Mosonmagyaróvár (d. 1945)
  • 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)
  • 1855-05-02 Theodore Moses Tobani, German composer, born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1933)
  • 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)
  • 1855-09-06 Ferdinand Hummel, German composer, born in Berlin (d. 1928)
  • 1855-09-09 Houston Stewart Chamberlain, British-German philosopher (wrote works about political philosophy and natural science), born in Southsea, Hampshire, England (d. 1927)
  • 1855-10-08 Gustav Ehrismann, German author and expert on the German language, born in Pforzheim, Baden-Württemberg (d. 1941)
  • 1855-12-26 Arnold Mendelssohn, German composer, born in Ratibor, Province of Silesia (d. 1933)
  • 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)
  • 1856-08-20 Jakub Bart-Ćišinski, Sorbian writer, born in Panschwitz-Kuckau, Germany (d. 1909)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1201 - 1,300 of 2,540

  • 1919-05-17 Guido von List, Austrian-German occultist and novelist (Jung Diethers Heimkehr), dies at 70
  • 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 biologist (Causes of Evolution) and 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
  • 1919-11-18 Adolf Hurwitz, German mathematician (Riemann–Hurwitz formula), dies at 60
  • 1919-12-13 Woldemar Voigt, German physicist (b. 1850)
  • 1920-01-26 Matthias Enzberger, German minister of finance, murdered
  • 1920-02-26 Ludwig Rubiner, German poet and essayist, dies at 38
  • 1920-03-08 Wilhelm Bousset, German theologist and historian, dies at 54
  • 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 and historian (Ancient Judaism), dies at 56
  • 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
  • 1920-10-02 Max Bruch, German composer (Kol Nidre), dies at 82
  • 1921-01-02 Theobald von Bethmann-Hollweg, Chancellor of the German Empire (1909-17), dies at 64
  • 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 Hermann Fried, German pacifist (Nobel 1911-co-founder of the German peace movement), dies at 56
  • 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 (Hänsel 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, dies at 64
  • 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, dies at 27
  • 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 and 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], Danish composer, dies at 80
  • 1923-10-26 Charles Proteus Steinmetz, German-American electrical engineer (development of alternating current), dies at 58
  • 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 Hermann Quincke, German physicist (Test of Quincke), dies at 89
  • 1924-10-07 Clemens Baeumker, German historian (Patristischen Philosophie), 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 and founder of modern mycology, dies at 85
  • 1925-02-28 Friedrich Ebert, German politician, President of Germany 1919-25), dies at 54
  • 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
  • 1925-06-20 Wilhelm Posse, German composer, dies at 72
  • 1925-06-22 Felix Klein, German mathematician (Evanstan Colloquium), dies at 76
  • 1925-07-26 Gottlob Frege, German mathematician and logician (Begriffsschrift), dies at 76
  • 1925-10-14 Eugen Sandow, German bodybuilder and circus performer, dies at 58
  • 1925-11-14 Agnes Zimmermann, German composer, dies at 78
  • 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 Stewart Chamberlain, British-German philosopher (wrote works about political philosophy and natural science), dies at 71
  • 1927-01-30 Friedrich Ernst Koch, German composer, dies at 64
  • 1927-03-05 Franz Mertens, German mathematician (b. 1840)
  • 1927-07-05 Albrecht Kossel, German physician (Nobel 1910), dies at 73
  • 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)
  • 1927-10-29 Leonard Nelson, German philosopher (Nelson-Friessche Schule), dies at 45
  • 1927-11-28 Arthur Wichmann, German/Dutch geologist (New Guinea), dies
  • 1927-11-28 C. E. A. Wichmann, German-Dutch geologist, dies at 76
  • 1928-04-24 Ferdinand Hummel, German composer, dies at 72
  • 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
  • 1928-08-30 Wilhelm Wien, German physicist (laws of motion, Nobel 1911), dies at 64
  • 1928-11-13 Abraham M "Mark" Lidzbarski, Polish/German orientalist, dies at 60
  • 1928-11-21 Hermann Sudermann, German author (Frau Sorge), dies

Person of interestReinhard Scheer

1928-11-26 Reinhard Scheer, German admiral and commander of the High Seas Fleet in World War I (Battle of Jutland), dies at 65

  • 1929-02-12 Freiherr Albert von Schrenk-Notzing, German para-psychologist, dies at 66
  • 1929-03-22 Anton Beer-Walbrun, German composer, dies at 64

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
  • 1929-07-01 Henry Johnson, American soldier of 369th regiment (aka Harlem Hell Fighters), 1st US WWI soldier to receive the Croix de guerre after fighting a German raid in hand-to-hand combat to rescue a fellow soldier (posthumous Medal of Honour, 2015), dies of myocarditis at 36
  • 1929-07-04 Otto Taubmann, German composer, dies at 70
  • 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
  • 1929-09-18 Hermann Gradener, German composer, dies at 85