German History (Part 14)

Historical Events

Events 1301 - 1,400 of 2,188

  • 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 with French Jews to nazi-Germany
  • 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.
  • 1942-07-24 German troops occupy Rostov-on- Don in Southern Russia for the 2nd time
  • 1942-07-25 German troops strike at Tsym Lyanskaja
  • 1942-07-30 German SS kills 25,000 Jews in Minsk, Belorussia
  • 1942-07-30 German occupiers set night curfew on Jews in Netherlands
  • 1942-07-31 German SS gases 1,000 Jews in Minsk, Belorussia
  • 1942-08-01 German occupier demands listing of all Dutch telephone subscribers
  • 1942-08-04 German occupier orders all Dutch homing pigeons killed

  • 1942-08-05 German troops cross Kuban River
  • 1942-08-07 Transport 16 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1942-08-09 Dmitri Shostakovich's 7th Symphony, dedicated to city of Leningrad is performed in Leningrad during seige by Nazi forces. Performed by starving musicians and broadcast to German forces by loudspeaker.

  • 1942-08-12 German 1st tank leader captures Elista, Kalmukkensteppe
  • 1942-08-17 Transport #20 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1942-08-19 World War II: General Friedrich Paulus orders the German 6th Army to conquer Stalingrad

German Field Marshal Friedrich Paulus
German Field Marshal
Friedrich Paulus
  • 1942-08-21 World War II: German soldiers plant the Nazi flag on Mount Elbrus in the Caucasus
  • 1942-08-21 Transport #22 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany
  • 1942-08-22 Brazil declares war on Germany, Japan & Italy
  • 1942-08-24 Transport #23 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany
  • 1942-08-26 Transport #24 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany
  • 1942-08-27 Cuba declares war on Germany, Japan & Italy
  • 1942-08-28 Transport #25 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany
  • 1942-08-30 Nazi-Germany annexes Luxembourg
  • 1942-08-31 Battle at Alam Halfa: German & Italians assault
  • 1942-09-01 German troops land on Taman peninsula
  • 1942-09-02 German troops enter Stalingrad
  • 1942-09-04 Transport #28 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany
  • 1942-09-07 German occupiers take silver anniversary coins in battle
  • 1942-09-07 Transport #29 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany

  • 1942-09-11 Transport #31 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany
  • 1942-09-13 German forces attack Stalingrad
  • 1942-09-14 German troops occupy train station Stalingrad-1
  • 1942-09-21 Transport #35 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany
  • 1942-09-23 Transport #36 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany
  • 1942-09-27 Heavy German assault in Stalingrad
  • 1942-10-04 German assault on Tractor factory in Stalingrad
  • 1942-10-07 Last camouflaged German raider Komet leaves Flushing (Netherlands)
  • 1942-10-14 German assault on Tractor factory, 1000s killed
  • 1942-10-15 German 6th Army occupies Tractorenfabriek, 3,000 Germans die
  • 1942-10-23 German units go through Red October-factory in Stalingrad
  • 1942-11-09 German occupiers install Erik Scavenius as Danish premier
  • 1942-11-09 Transport number 44 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany
  • 1942-11-11 -12] last German offensive in Stalingrad
  • 1942-11-11 During WW II Germany completes the occupation of France
  • 1942-11-11 Transport #45 departs with French Jews to Nazi-Germany

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1942-11-19 Joseph Goebbels visits "German Theatre in the Netherlands"

Nazi Minister of Propaganda and Information Joseph Goebbels
Nazi Minister of Propaganda and Information
Joseph Goebbels
  • 1942-11-19 Russia launches winter offensive against Germans along Don front
  • 1942-11-19 Operation Uranus: Soviet offensive begins during Battle of Stalingrad, 1 million Soviet soldiers encircle the German Sixth Army
  • 1942-11-23 German 4th & 6th Army surrounded at Stalingrad

World RecordPoon Lim's 133 Day South Atlantic Odyssey

1942-11-23 Chinese steward Poon Lim begins 133 days adrift after British ship SS Benlomond torpedoed by german U-boat and he is the sole survivor
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Poon Lim and his raft, photo made on request of the US Navy for its Survival Training.
Poon Lim and his raft, photo made on request of the US Navy for its Survival Training.
  • 1942-11-30 German supply vessel Uckermark (formerly called the Altmark) explodes & sinks off Yokohama
  • 1942-12-05 Seyss-Inquart orders students in nazi-Germany to work
  • 1942-12-10 North Africa: 5th German panzer army forms under col-gen von Arnim
  • 1942-12-12 German offensive in South Western Stalingrad
  • 1942-12-17 Allies in London sentence German war criminals
  • 1942-12-24 First powered flight of V-1 'buzz bomb', Peenemunde, Germany
  • 1942-12-24 Red army occupies German airports at Tasjinskaja & Morozowsk
  • 1942-12-25 Soviet artillery and tank battle on German armies at Stalingrad
  • 1942-12-31 Battle of the Barents Sea between British Navy and German Kriegsmarine off North Cape, Norway
  • 1943-01-10 Soviet offensive against German 6th and 4th Armies near Stalingrad
  • 1943-01-16 German 2nd SS-Panzer division evacuates Charkow

Soviet UnionSiege of Leningrad

1943-01-18 Soviets announce they have broken the long siege of Leningrad by Nazi Germany by opening a narrow land corridor, though the siege would not be fully lifted until a year later
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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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1943-01-20 Operation Weiss: German, Italian, Bulgarian & Croatian troops attempt to retake land liberated by Tito's partisans

President of Yugoslavia and Revolutionary Josip Broz Tito
President of Yugoslavia and Revolutionary
Josip Broz Tito

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1943-01-24 Adolf Hitler orders German troops at Stalingrad to fight to the death

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1943-01-27 1st US air attack on Germany (Wilhelmshafen)
  • 1943-01-30 German assault on French in Tunisia
  • 1943-01-30 German under officers shot down in Haarlem Neth
  • 1943-01-31 Chile breaks off relations with Germany & Japan
  • 1943-02-01 German occupiers make Vidkun Quisling Norwegian premier
  • 1943-02-02 German 6th Army surrenders after Battle of Stalingrad in a major turning point in Europe during World War II
  • 1943-02-05 Clandestine Radio Atlantiksender, Germany, 1st transmission
  • 1943-02-11 Transport #47 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1943-02-13 German assault on Sidi Bou Zid Tunisia, General Dwight D. Eisenhower visits front

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • 1943-02-14 German offensive against US troops through de Faid-pass, Tunisia begins, starting the Battle of Sidi Bou Zid
  • 1943-02-14 The Soviet Union recaptures the city of Rostov-on-Don, liberating Russia from the German 17th Army during WWII
  • 1943-02-18 German Propaganda Minister Josef Goebbells demands "total war" from German citizens in speech at Berlin Sportpalast
  • 1943-02-19 German tanks under Generalmajor Karl Buelowius attack Kasserine Pass, Tunisia
  • 1943-02-22 Members of White Rose are executed in Nazi Germany.
  • 1943-02-23 German troops pull back through Kasserine-pass Tunisia
  • 1943-02-26 German assault moves to Beja, North Tunisia
  • 1943-03-05 RAF bombs Essen Germany
  • 1943-03-08 335 allied bombers attack German city of Nuremberg, a centre for military production
  • 1943-03-16 Ships Elin K (Norway) and Zaanland (Netherlands) torpedoed by German U-boats and sink
  • 1943-03-20 German U-384 bombed & sinks
  • 1943-03-21 Massacre of the town of Kalavryta, Greece by German Nazi troops.
  • 1943-03-23 German counter attack on US lines in Tunisia
  • 1943-04-05 Chinese steward Poon Lim is found off the coast of Brazil by a Brazilian fisherman family after being adrift 133 days, after British ship SS Benlomond torpedoed by german U-boat
  • 1943-04-22 German counter attack in North Tunisia
  • 1943-04-22 RAF shoots down 14 German transport planes over Mediterranean Sea
  • 1943-04-25 The Demyansk Shield for German troops in commemoration of Demyansk Pocket instituted
  • 1943-04-28 German-Italian counter offensive in North Africa
  • 1943-04-30 Dutch strike against forced labor in Nazi Germany's war industry
  • 1943-05-01 German Wehrmacht deployed in order to break Dutch strikes

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1301 - 1,400 of 3,455

  • 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, born in Woldisch Tychow, Pomerania, Free State of Prussia (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 German Empire, born in Haynau, Germany (d. 1936)
  • 1857-09-30 Hermann Sudermann, German writer (Honor, That Ehre, Frau Sorge)
  • 1857-10-29 Konrad Haebler, German historian (Early printers of Spain/Portugal), born in Dresden, Germany (d. 1946)
  • 1857-11-29 Theodor Escherich, German pediatrician (d. 1911)
  • 1858-01-10 Heinrich Zille, German illustrator and photographer, born in Radeburg, Germany (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)
  • 1858-07-09 Franz Boas, German-American anthropologist and linguist (Mind of Primitive Man), born in Minden, Westphalia, Prussia (d. 1942)
  • 1858-07-21 Lovis Corinth, German painter (d. 1925)
  • 1858-07-24 Wolfgang Kapp, German politician (Kapp Putsch 1920), born in NYC, New York (d. 1922)
  • 1858-08-01 Paul Barth, German philosopher and sociologist, born in Oleśnica, Poland (d. 1922)
  • 1858-08-02 Emma of Waldeck and Pyrmont, Queen consort of William and Regent of the Netherlands, born in Arolsen Castle, Arolsen, Waldeck and Pyrmont, German Confederation (d. 1934)
  • 1858-08-16 Arthur Achleitner, German writer, born in Straubing, Germany (d. 1927)
  • 1858-10-05 Henry von Battenberg, German son-in-law of Queen Victoria, born in Milan, Lombardy–Venetia (d. 1896)'
  • 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)
  • 1859-03-08 Otto Taubmann, German composer, born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1929)
  • 1859-03-26 Adolf Hurwitz, German mathematician (Riemann–Hurwitz formula), born in Hildesheim, Germany (d. 1919)
  • 1859-04-08 Edmund Husserl, German philosopher (founded School of Phenomenology), born in Proßnitz, Margraviate of Moravia, Austrian Empire (d. 1938)
  • 1859-07-14 Willy Hess, German violinist, born in Mannheim, Germany (d. 1928)
  • 1859-09-24 Julius Klengel, German cellist and composer, born in Leipzig, Kingdom of Saxony (d. 1933)
  • 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 & 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)
  • 1860-10-08 Felix Woyrsch, German composer, born in Opava, Czech Republic (d. 1944)
  • 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), born in Cunewalde, Germany (d. 1903)
  • 1861-01-18 Hans Goldschmidt, German chemist
  • 1861-01-30 Charles Martin Tornow Loeffler [Martin Karl Löffler], German-born US violinist and composer, born in Schöneberg, Germany (d. 1935)
  • 1861-02-12 Lou [Andreas-]Salome, Russian/German author (Im Kampf um Gott)
  • 1861-06-22 Maximilian von Spee, German admiral (Commander of the East Asia Squadron during WWI), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (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), born in Clausthal, Germany (d. 1936)
  • 1861-12-26 Friedrich Engel, German mathematician (group theory)
  • 1862-01-23 David Hilbert, German mathematician (Hilbert spaces, invariant theory, axiomatization of geometry), born in Königsberg, East Prussia (d. 1943)
  • 1862-01-30 Walter Johannes Damrosch, German-American composer, born in Breslau, Prussia (d. 1950)
  • 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
  • 1862-06-21 Johannes Schlaf, German writer and translator, born in Querfurt, Germany (d. 1941)
  • 1862-07-03 Friedrich Ernst Koch, German composer, born in Berlin (d. 1927)
  • 1862-11-15 Adolf Bartels, German journalist and poet, born in Wesselburen, Holstein, Germany (d. 1945)

Person of interestGerhart Hauptmann

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

Dramatist, Author and Nobel Laureate Gerhart Hauptmann
Dramatist, Author and Nobel Laureate
Gerhart Hauptmann
  • 1863-01-15 Adolph Goldschmidt, German historian, born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1944)
  • 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, Polish state economist, born in Poznań, Poland (d. 1908)
  • 1863-06-02 Paul Felix Weingartner, German conductor (Zara, Dalmatia)
  • 1863-06-11 Eduard David, German politician (constitution of Weimar), born in Ediger-Eller, Germany (d. 1930)
  • 1863-06-21 Max Wolf, German astronomer, pioneer in the field of astrophotography, born in Heidelberg, Germany (d. 1932)
  • 1863-07-12 Paul Karl Ludwig Drude, German physicist (optics), born in Brunswick, Germany (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

Person of interestReinhard Scheer

1863-09-30 Reinhard Scheer, German admiral and commander of the High Seas Fleet in World War I (Battle of Jutland), born in Obernkirchen, Electorate of Hesse (d. 1928)

  • 1863-10-05 Ludwig Borchardt, German Egyptologist, born in Berlin (d. 1938)
  • 1863-12-13 Johannes Weiss, German New Testament scholar, born in Kiel, Germany (d. 1914)
  • 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-born German writer (Anarchists), born in Greenock, United Kingdom (d. 1933)
  • 1864-03-30 Franz Oppenheimer, German sociologist/politician
  • 1864-04-10 Eugene Francis Charles D'Albert, German pianist and composer (Golem), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1932)
  • 1864-04-21 Max Weber, German sociologist, economist and historian (Ancient Judaism), born in Erfurt, Province of Saxony, Prussia (d. 1920)
  • 1864-06-11 Richard Strauss, German composer (Don Quixote), born in Munich, Germany (d. 1949)
  • 1864-06-14 Alois Alzheimer, German psychiatrist and neuropathologist (Alzheimer Disease), born in Marktbreit, Bavaria (d. 1915)
  • 1864-06-22 Hermann Minkowski, German mathematician
  • 1864-06-29 Anton Beer-Walbrun, German composer, born in Kohlberg, Germany (d. 1929)
  • 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 actor and playwright (The "Lulu" plays), born in Hanover, German Confederation (d. 1918)
  • 1864-08-16 Ferdinand C. S. Schiller, German-British philosopher (Riddles of the Sphinx), born in Altona, Holstein, German Confederation (d. 1937)
  • 1864-11-11 Alfred Hermann Fried, German pacifist (Nobel 1911-co-founder of the German peace movement), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1921)
  • 1864-12-13 Emil Seidel, German-American politician (36th Mayor of Milwaukee), born in Ashland, Pennsylvania (d. 1947)
  • 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)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1301 - 1,400 of 2,540

  • 1929-10-03 Gustav Stresemann, German chancellor (Nobel Peace Prize 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
  • 1929-10-28 Bernhard von Bülow, Chancellor of Germany, dies at 80
  • 1929-11-06 Max von Bathe, German prince/Chancellor (1910-11, 18), dies at 62
  • 1929-11-06 Maximilian, Prince of Baden, German chancellor (Oct-Nov 1918), 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 Helene Lange, German feminist (honoured with the Grand Prussian State Medal), dies at 82
  • 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 and conductor, dies at 61
  • 1930-10-10 Adolf Engler, German botanist (b. 1844)

Person of interestAlfred Wegener

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

Polar Scientist, Geophysicist and Meteorologist Alfred Wegener
Polar Scientist, Geophysicist and Meteorologist
Alfred Wegener
  • 1930-12-11 Friedrich von Bernhardi, German general and military historian (Germany & the Next War), dies at 80
  • 1930-12-24 Eduard David, German politician (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 Carl von Bach, German mechanical engineer, dies at 84
  • 1931-10-17 Alfons Maria Jakob, German neurologist, dies at 47
  • 1932-01-15 Georg Kerschensteiner, German educationalist, dies at 77
  • 1932-03-03 Eugene Francis Charles D'Albert, German pianist and composer (Golem), dies at 67
  • 1932-04-02 Hugo Kaun, German composer, dies at 69
  • 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) and businessman, dies at 56
  • 1933-01-06 Vladimir de Pachmann, Russian-German pianist, dies at 84
  • 1933-01-28 Theodor Birt [Beatus Rhenanus], German classicist and writer, dies at 80
  • 1933-02-19 Arnold Mendelssohn, German composer, dies at 77
  • 1933-03-17 Ferdinand Von Alten, German-Russian actor (Champagne), dies at 48
  • 1933-04-09 Sigfrid Karg-Elert, German composer, dies at 55
  • 1933-04-24 Felix Adler, German-American educator of political and social ethics, dies at 81
  • 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, Socialist, and Communist leader, dies at 75
  • 1933-07-23 Max Schillings, German composer/conductor (Mona Lisa), dies at 65
  • 1933-10-27 Julius Klengel, German cellist and composer, dies at 74
  • 1933-12-04 Stefan George, German poet (Das neue Reich), dies at 65
  • 1933-12-12 Theodore Moses Tobani, German composer, dies at 78
  • 1933-12-17 Hans Vaihinger, German philosopher (Side-Studies), dies at 81
  • 1934-01-29 Fritz Haber, German physicist and 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 Röhm, German army officer and chief organizer of Adolf Hitler’s Storm Troopers (Sturmabteilung, or SA; Brownshirts), executed at 46
  • 1934-06-30 Gregor Strasser, German political activist and NSDAP-Reich organization leader, murdered during the Night of the Long Knives 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 interestPaul von Hindenburg

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 Dreesmann, German-Dutch manufacturer (Vroom & Dreesman), dies at 80
  • 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)
  • 1935-02-08 Max Liebermann, German impressionist painter and graphic artist, dies at 87
  • 1935-04-14 Amalie Emmy Noether, German mathematician (b. 1882)
  • 1935-08-12 Friedrich Schottky, German mathematician (Schottky's theorem), dies at 84
  • 1935-09-19 Jules Cambon, French ambasador, to U.S. (1897), Spain (1902–07) and Germany (1907–14), dies at 90
  • 1935-10-04 Marie Gutheil-Schoder, German soprano (b. 1874)
  • 1935-11-08 Hans Windisch, German New Testament scholar, dies at 54
  • 1935-12-21 Kurt Tucholsky, German journalist/writer (Panter, Tiger & Co), dies at 45
  • 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
  • 1936-04-03 Bruno Hauptmann, German kidnapper of Charles Augustus Lindbergh III, executed at 36
  • 1936-04-09 Ferdinand Tönnies, German sociologist and philosopher, dies at 80
  • 1936-05-08 Oswald Spengler, German historian and philosopher (Underworld of Abendlandes), dies at 55
  • 1936-07-24 Georg Michaelis, Chancellor of German Empire, dies at 78
  • 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 general and advisor of Chiang Kai-shek, dies at 70
  • 1937-02-05 Lou [Andreas-]Salome, Russian/German author (Eroticism), dies at 75
  • 1937-06-26 Adolf Erman, German Egyptologist (Grammar of Ancient Egypt), dies at 82
  • 1937-07-26 Gerda Taro (Gerta Pohorylle), German-born war photojournalist, dies covering Spanish Civil War aged 26

Person of interestErich Ludendorff

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

German WWI General Erich Ludendorff
German WWI 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 William Stern, German-American philosopher (Intelligence of Children), dies at 66
  • 1938-04-26 Edmund Husserl, German philosopher (founded School of Phenomenology), 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 Georg Binding, German songwriter and writer (Legenden Der Zeit), 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 Ferdinand von Lindemann, German mathematician (Proving π is a transcendental number), dies at 86
  • 1939-05-03 [Karl Eduard] Wilhelm Groener, German general, dies at 71