German History (Part 13)

Historical Events

Events 1201 - 1,300 of 2,176

  • 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
  • 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 German forces begins

Siege of Leningrad

1941-09-08 WWII: Siege of Leningrad by German, Finnish, and eventually Spanish troops begins; battle lasted over 28 months, as Russia repels the invasion; well over a million lives

  • 1941-09-12 1st German ship in WW II captured by US ship (Busko)

Historic Event

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

  • 1941-09-16 German armoured troops surround Kyiv, Ukraine

Meeting 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)

  • 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

Historic Event

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, 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 HMS Dorsetshire forces crew of German submarine supply ship MV Python to scuttle vessel in the South Atlantic 1,150 miles west of South Africa
  • 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

Historic Event

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

  • 1941-12-18 44 surviving crewmen of German U-434 surrender to the HMS Blankney after scuttling their wounded submarine. Two are lost.
  • 1941-12-19 Adolf Hitler takes complete command of German Army
  • 1941-12-19 German submarine U-574 sinks
  • 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
  • 1942-03-28 St. Nazaire Raid (Operation Chariot): obsolete British destroyer HMS Campbeltown, rigged with explosives and flying German flags, rams gates of German occupied St Nazaire port in France, and self detonates; kills 360 Germans, and disables the dry dock for duration of the war
  • 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
  • 1942-03-29 German submarine U-585 sinks
  • 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-Netherlands press reports, 3 million Dutch sent to East-Europe
  • 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 railroad terminal at Mersa Matruh, Egypt
  • 1942-07-01 WWI: German troops conquer Black Sea port city of Sevastopol, Crimea, after a 250 battle; Russia takes it back in 1944
  • 1942-07-03 German troops march into Sebastopol, Crimea
  • 1942-07-04 US air offensive against Nazi Germany begins
  • 1942-07-07 Germany troop march into Woronezj
  • 1942-07-13 German occupiers imprison 800 prominent Dutch as hostages
  • 1942-07-17 Transport #6 departs Pithiviers, France with 928 French Jews sent to Aushwitz Concentration camp; 45 survive until the war's end
  • 1942-07-18 Test flight of German Messerschmitt Me-262 using only its jet engines for the first time
  • 1942-07-19 German occupiers confiscate bicycles in Rotterdam and The Hague
  • 1942-07-23 German troops conquer Rostow
  • 1942-07-23 World War II: Operation Edelweiss (a German plan to gain control over the Caucasus) begins

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1201 - 1,300 of 3,440

  • 1845-03-03 Georg Cantor, German mathematician (discover transfinite numbers)

Wilhelm RöntgenWilhelm Röntgen (1845-1923)

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

  • 1845-04-05 Jules Cambon, French ambassador, 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 pianist, composer (Sakuntala; Album polonaise), and educator, born in Samter, Grand Duchy of Posen, Kingdom of Prussia (now of Szamotuły, Poland) (d. 1917)
  • 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

Paul von HindenburgPaul von Hindenburg (1847-1934)

1847-10-02 German WW1 general and President of Germany (1925-34), born in Posen, Duchy of Posen, Prussia

  • 1847-10-06 Adolf von Hildebrand, German sculptor, born in Marburg, Germany (d. 1921)
  • 1847-12-30 John Peter Altgeld, German-American politician (Governor of Illinois, 1893-97), known for pardoning of Haymarket anarchists, born in Selters, Duchy of Nassau (now Germany) (d. 1902)
  • 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 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)
  • 1848-07-27 Vladimir de Pachmann, Russian-German pianist, born in Odessa, Ukraine (d. 1933)
  • 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 architect of the Imperial Navy (Tirpitz Plan, Unrestricted U-boat Warfare) and World War I Grand Admiral, born in Küstrin, Province of Brandenburg, Kingdom of Prussia (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)

Bernhard von BülowBernhard von Bülow (1849-1929)

1849-05-03 Chancellor of the German Empire (1900-09), born in Klein-Flottbeck, Germany

  • 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 Christian Rohlfs, German painter and artist, born in Groß Niendorf, Kreis Segeberg, Prussia (d. 1938)
  • 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)
  • 1849-12-06 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 (Franz) Xaver Scharwenka, German pianist, educator, and composer (Mataswintha), born in Samter, Grand Duchy of Posen, Kingdom of Prussia (now Szamotuły, Poland) (d. 1924)
  • 1850-01-06 Eduard "Ede" Bernstein, German Marxist (New Era)
  • 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)
  • 1852-04-12 Ferdinand von Lindemann, German mathematician (Proving π ["pi"] is a transcendental number), born in Hanover, German Confederation (now Germany) (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, Province of Posen (now Poland) (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 steel and arms manufacturer (Krupp AG. - supplied the German Navy)
  • 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, German-American inventor who invented the linotype machine that revolutionized printing, born in Hachtel, Kingdom of Württemberg (d. 1899)
  • 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, German physician who discovered the bacteria that cause gonorrhea and leprosy, born in Schweidnitz, Prussian Empire (d. 1916)
  • 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 and owner of chain of shops (Karstadt Warenhaus AG) (d. 1944)
  • 1856-08-20 Jakub Bart-Ćišinski, Sorbian writer, born in Panschwitz-Kuckau, Germany (d. 1909)
  • 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)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1201 - 1,300 of 2,526

  • 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 cattle rancher in Montana, dies at 84
  • 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 Minister 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 and 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 Quincke, German internist and surgeon (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)

Wilhelm RöntgenWilhelm Röntgen (1845-1923)

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

  • 1923-02-11 Wilhelm Killing, German mathematician (b. 1847)
  • 1923-05-20 Hans Goldschmidt, German chemist, dies
  • 1923-06-29 Fritz Mauthner, German author and philosopher (skepticism), dies at 73
  • 1923-07-13 Asger Hamerik [Hammerich], Danish composer, and educator (Peabody Institute, 1878-91), 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) Xaver Scharwenka, German pianist, educator, and 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 politician and scholar, 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

Reinhard ScheerReinhard Scheer (1863-1928)

1928-11-26 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

Karl BenzKarl Benz (1844-1929)

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

  • 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

Gustav StresemannGustav Stresemann (1878-1929)

1929-10-03 German chancellor (1923) who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1926, dies of a stroke at 51

  • 1929-10-12 Max Ettlinger, German philosopher/theorist, dies at 52
  • 1929-10-20 Rudolf Kittel, German theologist (Psalms), dies at 76
  • 1929-10-26 Arno Holz, German writer (Phantasus), dies at 66

Bernhard von BülowBernhard von Bülow (1849-1929)

1929-10-28 Chancellor of the German Empire (1900-09), dies at 80

  • 1929-11-06 Maximilian, Prince of Baden [Max von Bathe], German chancellor (Oct-Nov 1918), dies at 62
  • 1929-11-17 Herman Hollerith, German/US statistician (punch card), dies at 69