German History (Part 17)

Historical Events

Events 1601 - 1,700 of 2,181

  • 1948-08-12 Court of justice sentences General Friedrich Christiansen, commander of the German Wehrmacht in the Netherlands, to 12 years imprisonment
  • 1948-09-24 Mildred Gillars (Axis Sally), an American broadcaster employed by the Third Reich in Nazi Germany to proliferate propaganda during World War II, pleads not guilty to eight chargs of treason in Washington, D.C.
  • 1949-05-08 West German constitution approved
  • 1949-05-23 Federal Republic of [West] Germany created out of the American, British and French occupation zones
  • 1949-05-30 East German constitution approved

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1949-09-12 Theodor Heuss elected 1st President of the German Federal Republic (West Germany) with Konrad Adenauer the 1st Prime Minister

Chancellor of West Germany Konrad Adenauer
Chancellor of West Germany
Konrad Adenauer
  • 1949-10-07 German Democratic Republic formed from Russian occupation zone (National Day). Wilhelm Pieck becomes 1st president, Otto Greatwohl becomes 1st premier
  • 1949-11-29 Uranium mine explosions in East Germany kills 3,700
  • 1950-06-06 German DR & Poland sign treaty about Oder-Neisse border
  • 1950-06-10 Germany doesn't annex Oder-Neissegrens
  • 1950-07-06 German DR recognizes Oder-Neisse borders with Poland
  • 1950-07-12 ILTF re-admit Germany and Japan in Davis Cup, Poland & Hungary withdraws
  • 1950-07-12 Hague Council of Annulment convicts German war criminals W Lages, FH Van de Funten and F Fischer to death
  • 1950-08-23 West Germany & Japan readmitted to Intl Amateur Athletic Federation
  • 1950-08-29 International Olympic Committee votes to admit West Germany & Japan in 1952
  • 1950-09-14 Western allies rearm West Germany

  • 1950-09-15 East German premier Grotewohl pleads for German reunification
  • 1950-09-19 Great Three acknowledge Bond government as only German government
  • 1951-01-13 German general Christian Hansen freed early from Dutch prison
  • 1951-01-15 Ilse Koch, also known as "The Bitch of Buchenwald", is sentenced to life imprisonment by a West German court
  • 1951-02-01 Alfred Krupp & 28 other German war criminals freed
  • 1951-03-13 Israel demands DM 6.2 billion compensation from Germany
  • 1951-03-14 Earthquake at Euskirchen, Germany
  • 1951-04-18 France, West Germany & Benelux form European Steel & Coal Community
  • 1951-05-01 600,000 march for peace & freedom in Germany

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1951-07-09 US President Harry Truman asks Congress to formally end state of war with Germany

33rd US President Harry Truman
33rd US President
Harry Truman
  • 1951-07-26 Netherlands ends state of war with Germany
  • 1951-10-19 US President Harry Truman formally ends state of war with Germany
  • 1951-12-09 West German voters approve merger of 3 states to form Baden-Wurttemberg
  • 1952-02-29 Ice Pairs Championship at Paris won by Ria Falk & Paul Falk of West Germany
  • 1952-02-29 The island of Heligoland is restored to German authority.
  • 1952-03-01 Helgoland, in North Sea, returned to West Germany by Britain
  • 1952-03-27 Failed assassination attempt of West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer
  • 1952-04-25 German state of Bathe-Wurttemberg forms
  • 1952-07-12 East German SED decides to form German DR army
  • 1952-08-03 Italian Ferrari driver Alberto Ascari clinches Formula 1 World Drivers Championship by winning German Grand Prix at the Nürburgring

  • 1952-08-28 German & Israeli reach accord about recovery payments
  • 1952-09-11 West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer signs a reparation pact for the Jewish people
  • 1952-11-03 Egypt protests German retribution payments to Israel
  • 1953-03-15 West Germany loses in soccer to Netherlands, 2-1
  • 1953-06-17 Riots in East Germany for reunification
  • 1953-09-06 Konrad Adenauer's CDU wins elections in German Federal Republic
  • 1953-10-09 Konrad Adenauer elected Chancellor of West Germany
  • 1953-10-23 German FR applies to NATO
  • 1954-04-07 German government refuses to recognize DDR
  • 1954-05-24 German airline Lufthansa forms
  • 1954-07-04 FIFA World Cup Final, Wankdorf Stadium, Bern, Switzerland: Helmut Rahn scores twice as West Germany beats Hungary, 3-2
  • 1954-07-17 Theodor Heuss re-elected president of West Germany
  • 1954-07-20 West German secret service head Otto John defects to German DR
  • 1954-09-03 The German U-Boat U-505 began its move from a specially constructed dock to its final site at Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry.
  • 1954-10-22 West Germany joins North Atlantic Treaty Organization
  • 1954-10-23 Britain, France & US agree to end occupation of Germany
  • 1955-01-15 USSR ends state of war with German Federal Republic
  • 1955-01-25 Russia ends state of war with Germany
  • 1955-03-25 East Germany granted full sovereignty by occupying power, USSR
  • 1955-04-19 The German automaker Volkswagen, after six years of selling cars in the United States, founds Volkswagen of America in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey to standardize its dealer and service network

  • 1955-04-30 West German unions protest for 40-hour work week & higher wages
  • 1955-05-05 West Germany is granted full sovereignty by its three occupying powers
  • 1955-05-06 West Germany joins NATO
  • 1955-05-09 German Federal Republic (West Germany) joins NATO
  • 1955-05-14 Warsaw Pact is signed by the Soviet Union, Albania, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Hungary, Poland & Romania
  • 1955-10-25 Austria resumed its sovereignty after departure of last Allied occupation forces, for 1st time since German occupation of 1938
  • 1955-11-12 1st West German officers sworn in
  • 1956-01-18 German Democratic Republic (East Germany) forms own army (National People's Army)
  • 1956-04-03 German war criminals Hinrichsen, Ruhl, Siebens and Viebahn freed
  • 1956-06-21 German DR frees almost 19,000 prisoners
  • 1956-08-03 American sprinter Willie Williams sets 100m world record at 10.1 in Berlin, Germany
  • 1956-08-04 German Wilhelm Herz becomes first to ride motorcycle at 200mph (210mph/338kph) at the Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah
  • 1956-08-17 Federal Constitutional Court bans the Communist Party of Germany (KPD) in West Germany
  • 1956-11-28 Shirley Strickland de la Hunty of Australia retains her 80m hurdles Olympic title in OR 10.7s beating German Gisela Birkemeyer by just 0.2s at the Melbourne Games
  • 1956-12-06 German WWII prisoner of war Helmut Bantz and Soviet gymnast Valentin Muratov tie for the vault gold medal with 18.85 points at the Melbourne Olympics
  • 1957-01-01 France returns Saar to becomes the 10th state of German Federal Rep
  • 1957-02-01 Felix Wankel's first working prototype DKM 54 of the rotary Wankel engine was running at the NSU research and development department Versuchsabteilung TX in Germany
  • 1957-03-12 German DR accepts 22 Russian divisions
  • 1957-08-04 Argentine Maserati driver Juan Manuel Fangio clinches his record 5th F1 World Drivers Championship (4th consecutive) in winning the German Grand Prix at the Nürburgring
  • 1957-09-15 Konrad Adenauer's CDU wins parliamentary election in West Germany

  • 1957-09-21 German sail training ship Pamir sails Atlantic Ocean

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1957-10-03 German statesman Willy Brandt is elected mayor of West Berlin (1957-1966)

Chancellor of West Germany Willy Brandt
Chancellor of West Germany
Willy Brandt
  • 1957-10-13 German Democratic Republic recalls OstMark & issues new currency
  • 1957-10-22 Konrad Adenauer re-elected Chancellor of West Germany
  • 1958-03-25 West German parliament desires German atomic weapons
  • 1958-09-14 Two rockets designed by the German engineer Ernst Mohr, the first German post-war rockets, reach the upper atmosphere.
  • 1958-11-10 Bertolt Brecht's play " The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui" premieres in Stuttgart, West Germany
  • 1958-11-27 USSR abrogates Allied war-time agreements on control of Germany
  • 1958-12-16 Ballon d'Or: Real Madrid's French midfielder Raymond Kopa wins award for best football player in Europe ahead of German winger Helmut Rahn and French forward Just Fontaine
  • 1959-05-01 West Germany introduces 5 day work week
  • 1959-06-23 Convicted Manhattan Project spy Klaus Fuchs is released after only nine years in prison and allowed to emigrate to Dresden, East Germany (where he resumed a scientific careerhistory of ultrasounds
  • 1959-07-01 Heinrich Lubke elected President of West Germany
  • 1959-07-01 Israeli Knesset agrees to weapon sales to West Germany
  • 1959-07-06 Saar becomes part of German Federal Republic
  • 1959-12-25 A synagogue in Cologne Germany desecrated with swatstikas
  • 1960-04-08 Netherlands and Germany sign accord concerning war casualties
  • 1960-08-27 British swimmer Anita Lonsbrough sets 200m breaststroke world record 2:49.5 to beat German pair Wiltrud Urselmann & Barbara Göbel for the gold medal at the Rome Olympics
  • 1960-08-30 East Germany imposes a partial blockade on West Berlin
  • 1960-09-01 German sprinter Armin Hary wins the coveted 100m gold medal in 10.2 at the Rome Olympics; first non-American to win the event since 1928
  • 1960-09-06 American Otis Davis runs a world record 44.9 to win the gold medal in the 400m at the Rome Olympics; German Carl Kaufmann records same time but ruled second via photo finish
  • 1960-09-08 German Democratic Republic limits access to East-Berlin for West Berliners
  • 1960-09-08 German 4 x 100m relay team equal world record 39.5 to win the gold medal at the Rome Olympics; Bernd Cullmann, Armin Hary, Walter Mahlendorf & Martin Lauer
  • 1960-09-30 West Germany signs trade agreement with East Germany

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1960-12-01 Paul McCartney and Pete Best arrested then deported from Hamburg, Germany for accusation of attempted arson.

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney
Original Drummer of the Beatles Pete Best
Original Drummer of the Beatles
Pete Best

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1601 - 1,700 of 3,447

  • 1879-03-19 Joseph Haas, German late romantic opera composer (Tobias Wunderlich, Totenmesse), born in Maihingen, Bavaria, German Empire (d. 1960)
  • 1879-04-19 Richard Scheibe, German sculptor (Adler mit Hakenkreuz), born in Chemnitz, Germany (d. 1964)
  • 1879-04-23 Emil Barth, German revolutionary (Social Democratic Party), born in Heidelberg (d. 1941)
  • 1879-04-28 Franz Arnold, German writer, born in Znin, Prussia (d. 1960)
  • 1879-05-27 Hans Lammers, German SS officer and Nazi politician, born in Lublinitz, Silesia, Prussia, German Empire (d. 1962)
  • 1879-06-05 Robert Mayer, German-born businessman and philanthropist, born in Mannheim, Germany (d. 1985)
  • 1879-06-16 Fritz Schulz, German law historian (Classical Novel Law)
  • 1879-08-06 Joseph Wirth, 5th Chancellor of the Weimar Republic, Germany (Stalin Peace Prize), born in Freiburg im Breisgau, German Empire (d. 1956)
  • 1879-09-06 Max Schreck, German actor (Count Orlok-Nosferatu), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1936)
  • 1879-10-09 Max von Laue, German physicist who discovered the diffraction of X-rays by crystals, born in Pfaffendorf, Kingdom of Prussia (d. 1960)

Person of interestFranz von Papen

1879-10-29 Franz von Papen, German diplomat and chancellor (1932), born in Werl, Province of Westphalia, German Empire (d. 1969)

Diplomat and Chancellor Franz von Papen
Diplomat and Chancellor
Franz von Papen
  • 1879-12-12 Friedrich Christiansen, German nazi commander Wehrmacht Netherland, born in Wyk auf Föhr, Province of Schleswig-Holstein, German Empire (d. 1972)
  • 1879-12-15 Rudolf von Laban, Czech-German choreographer (modern dance), born in Bratislava, Austria-Hungary (d. 1958)
  • 1879-12-18 Paul Klee, Münchenbuchsee Switzerland, Swiss/German abstract painter (Twittering Machine)
  • 1879-12-26 Julius Weismann, German pianist, conductor, and composer (Schwanenweiß), born in Freiburg im Breisgau (d. 1950)
  • 1880-02-08 Franz Marc, German painter (Blaue Reiter)
  • 1880-02-21 Waldemar Bonsels, German writer (d. 1952)
  • 1880-02-23 Edgar Istel, German composer, born in Mainz (d. 1948)
  • 1880-03-21 Hans Hofmann, German/American painter (Search for the Real)
  • 1880-03-21 Wilhelm Pessler, German sociologist
  • 1880-05-01 Conrad Weiss, German writer and poet (Tantum dic verbo) (d. 1940)
  • 1880-05-14 Wilhelm List, German field marshal (d. 1971)
  • 1880-05-15 Otto Dibelius, German theologist/bishop (Confessional Church)
  • 1880-05-29 Oswald Spengler, German historian and philosopher (Decline of West), born in Blankenburg, Duchy of Brunswick, German Empire (d. 1936)
  • 1880-06-29 Ludwig Beck, German general (July 20th plot), born in Biebrich, Germany (d. 1944)
  • 1880-07-03 Carl Schuricht, German conductor and composer, born in Gdańsk, Poland (d. 1967)
  • 1880-07-18 Otto Vrieslander, German composer, born in Münster, Germany (d. 1950)
  • 1880-07-20 Hermann earl Keyserling, German philosopher/writer
  • 1880-08-22 Gorch Fock [Johann Wilhelm Kinau], German author and poet, born in Finkenwerder, Hamburg, Germany (d. 1916)
  • 1880-09-07 Kurt von Wolfurt, German composer, born in Lettin (d. 1957)
  • 1880-09-14 Paul Fechter, German writer (Der Zauberer Gottes), born in Elbing, West Prussia (d. 1958)

Person of interestAlfred Wegener

1880-11-01 Alfred Wegener, German polar researcher, geophysicist and meteorologist (continental shift), born in Berlin (d. 1930)

Polar Scientist, Geophysicist and Meteorologist Alfred Wegener
Polar Scientist, Geophysicist and Meteorologist
Alfred Wegener
  • 1880-11-21 Franz Hessel, German writer, born in Szczecin, Poland (d. 1941)
  • 1880-12-03 Fedor von Bock, German field marshal (commander in the German occupation of Austria, invasions of Poland, France, and Russia during WWII), born in Cüstrin, Province of Brandenburg, German Empire (d. 1945)
  • 1880-12-10 Fred Immler, German actor (Zapata's Gang, Madame DuBarry), born in Germany (d. 1965)
  • 1880-12-30 Alfred Einstein, German-American musicologist and nephew of Albert Einstein, born in Munich, Germany (d. 1952)
  • 1881-01-04 Wilhelm Lehmbruck, German painter/poet/sculptor (Seated Youth)
  • 1881-01-25 Emil Ludwig, German biographer (Diana, Son of Man), born in Wrocław, Poland (d. 1948)
  • 1881-02-14 Otto Selz, German psychologist, born in Munich, Germany (d. 1943)
  • 1881-02-19 Armin Knab, German composer (Eichendorff-cycle)
  • 1881-02-19 Paul Zech, German writer, born in Briesen, Western Prussia (d. 1946)
  • 1881-03-23 Hermann Staudinger, German chemist/plastics researcher (Nobel '53)
  • 1881-04-25 Hans Windisch, German New Testament scholar, born in Leipzig, Germany (d. 1935)
  • 1881-05-27 Rudolf Pannwitz, German writer and philosopher (Urblik), born in Crossen/Oder, Province of Brandenburg, Prussia (now in Poland) (d. 1969)
  • 1881-05-30 Georg von Küchler, German field marshal and WWII war criminal, born in Schloss Philippsruh, German Empire (d. 1968)
  • 1881-06-29 Curt Sachs, German musicologist, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1959)
  • 1881-07-05 August Hlond, Polish cardinal of the Roman Catholic church, born in Brzęczkowice, German Empire (d. 1948)
  • 1881-07-06 Josef Winckler, German dentist and writer (Quadriga, Pumpernickel), born in Bentlage, Rheine (d. 1966)
  • 1881-07-12 Ludwig Rubiner, German poet and essayist, born in Berlin (d. 1920)
  • 1881-07-19 Friedrich Dessauer, German physicist (radiologist), born in Aschaffenburg, Germany (d. 1963)

Person of interestHans Fischer

1881-07-27 Hans Fischer, German organic chemist (Nobel Prize for Chemistry 1930), born in Hoechst, Germany (d. 1945)

Physicist and Nobel Laureate Hans Fischer
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
Hans Fischer
  • 1881-08-08 Paul L E von Kleist, German general-fieldmarshal (Eastern Front)
  • 1881-08-15 Alfred Wagenknecht, German-born American activist, born in Görlitz, Imperial Germany (d. 1956)
  • 1881-08-18 Hermann Zilcher, German pianist and composer (Dr Eisenbart, Die Liebesmesse), born in Frankfurt am Main (d. 1948)
  • 1881-10-04 Walther von Brauchitsch, German field marshal, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1948)
  • 1881-10-30 Lena Christ, German writer (The Rumplhanni), born in Glonn, Bavaria (d. 1920)
  • 1881-11-12 Maximilian von Weichs, German field marshal (d. 1954)
  • 1881-12-04 Erwin von Witzleben, German fieldmarshal (July 20th plot), born in Wrocław, Poland (d. 1944)
  • 1881-12-31 Max Pechstein, German "entartet" painter and graphic artist (The Bridge), born in Zwickau, Germany (d. 1955)
  • 1882-02-26 Walter Lucht, German artillery general (WW I/WW II)
  • 1882-03-23 Emmy Noether, German mathematician (d. 1935)
  • 1882-04-07 Kurt von Schleiger, German chancellor (12/2/32-1/28/33)
  • 1882-05-04 Wilhelm Lehmann, German writer, born in Puerto Cabello, Venezuela (d. 1968)
  • 1882-05-06 Wilhelm, the last Crown Prince of the German Empire and the Kingdom of Prussia, born in Marmorpalais, Potsdam, German Empire (d. 1951)
  • 1882-06-04 Karl Valentin, Bavarian comedian and film producer, born in Munich (d. 1948)
  • 1882-06-24 Carl Diem, German Olympic official (d. 1962)
  • 1882-06-27 Eduard Spranger, German psychologist and educator, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1963)
  • 1882-08-02 Johannes Tralow, German writer (Ottoman tetralogy), born in Lübeck, Germany (d. 1968)
  • 1882-08-10 Max Kowalski, German pianist, singer, and composer (Pierrot Lunaire), born in Kowal, Russian Empire/Poland (d. 1956)
  • 1882-08-26 James Franck, German naturalist (Nobel 1925)

Person of interestWilhelm Keitel

1882-09-22 Wilhelm Keitel, Nazi Military Leader (head of the German High Command), born in Helmscherode, German Empire (d. 1946)

German WWII General Wilhelm Keitel
German WWII General
Wilhelm Keitel
  • 1882-09-30 Hans Geiger, German physicist (co-inventor of the Geiger counter), born in Neustadt an der Weinstraße, German Empire (d. 1945)
  • 1882-10-03 Gunther von Kluge, German field marshal, born in Posen, Kingdom of Prussia, German Empire (d. 1944)
  • 1882-10-11 Will Vesper, German author (Vom grossen Krieg), born in Wuppertal, Germany (d. 1962)
  • 1882-10-12 Hermann Wolfgang Sartorius Waltershausen, German musicologist and composer, born in Göttingen, Germany (d. 1954)
  • 1882-12-11 Max Born, German physicist (quantum mechanics, Nobel 1954), born in Breslau, Germany (d. 1970)
  • 1882-12-16 Walther Meissner, German physicist (Meissner effect)
  • 1883-01-19 Hermann Abendroth, German conductor
  • 1883-02-22 Alfred Wikenhauser, German RC exegetist (John-Apokalyps)
  • 1883-02-23 Karl Jaspers, Oldenburg Germany, existentialist philosopher
  • 1883-02-26 Erich R. Jaensch, German psychologist (eidetism), born in Breslau, German Empire (d. 1940)
  • 1883-03-20 Karl Hasse, German composer, born in Dohna (d. 1960)
  • 1883-05-07 Martin Albertz, German theologist (Jesus Christ's Church) and resistance fighter against the Nazi regime, born in Halle (Saale), Germany (d. 1956)
  • 1883-05-18 Walter Gropius, German architect (founder of the Bauhaus school), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1969)
  • 1883-07-10 Johann Blaskowitz, German general (surrendered at Wageningen), born in Peterswalde, Germany (d. 1948)
  • 1883-08-07 Joachim Ringelnatz [Hans Bötticher], German writer and artist, born in Wurzen, Saxony (d. 1934)
  • 1883-08-11 Ernst Stadler, German poet (Der Aufbruch), born in Colmar, Alsace-Lorraine (d. 1914)
  • 1883-09-14 Martin Dibelius, German theologist (Die Lade Jahwes), born in Dresden, Germany (d. 1947)
  • 1883-10-08 Otto Heinrich Warburg, German physician (Nobel-1931), born in Freiburg, Baden, Germany (d. 1970)
  • 1883-12-26 Carl Oscar Ahues, German International Chess Master (1950)
  • 1883-12-28 Alfred Wolfenstein, German writer (d. 1945)
  • 1884-01-21 Katie Sandwina, German legendary woman weight-lifter
  • 1884-01-26 Edward Sapir, German linguist/antropologist (indians)
  • 1884-01-31 Theodor Heuss, 1st President of Germany (Bundespräsident) (d. 1963)
  • 1884-02-12 Max Beckmann, German painter and graphic artist, born in Leipzig, German Empire (d. 1950)
  • 1884-03-13 Oskar Loerke, German writer (Longest Day-1926), born in Świecie, Poland (d. 1941)
  • 1884-03-26 Wilhelm Backhaus, German pianist (Rubinstein Competition winner, 1905), born in Leipzig, Germany (d. 1969)
  • 1884-04-12 Otto Meyerhof, German psychologist and biochemist (Nobel 1922), born in Hannover, Germany (d. 1951)
  • 1884-06-13 Anton Drexler, German politician and founder of the German Worker's Party, born in Munich (d. 1942)
  • 1884-06-23 Werner Krauss, German actor (Cabinet of Dr Caligari, Joyless Street), born in Sonnefeld, Germany (d. 1959)

Famous Weddings

Famous Divorces

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1601 - 1,700 of 2,534

  • 1948-06-02 Viktor Brack, German Nazi physician and war criminal, dies at 43
  • 1948-06-02 Karl Brandt, German physician of Adolf Hitler, hanged for war crimes at 44
  • 1948-06-02 Waldemar Hoven, German physician (b. 1903)
  • 1948-07-11 Gerhard Kittel, German anti-semite theologist, dies
  • 1948-09-13 Paul Wegener, German actor and director (The Golem, The Student of Prague), dies at 73
  • 1948-10-12 Alfred Kerr, German-British writer, dies at 80
  • 1948-10-18 Walther von Brauchitsch, German field marshal, dies at 67
  • 1948-11-10 Julius Curtius, German foreign minister (1929- ), dies at 71
  • 1948-12-04 Karl Bonhoeffer, German psychiatrist/neurologist, dies
  • 1948-12-17 Edgar Istel, German composer, dies at 68
  • 1949-01-10 Erich von Drygalski, German geographer, geophysicist, and polar scientist (b. 1865)
  • 1949-03-17 Felix Bressart, German actor (Ninotchka, Escape, Crossroads), dies from Leukemia at 57
  • 1949-03-25 Hanns A Rauter, German SS-commandant in Netherland, executed at 54
  • 1949-03-30 Friedrich Bergius, German chemist (benzine from brown coal, Nobel 1931), dies at 64
  • 1949-05-21 Klaus Mann, German-American author (Mephisto), dies at 42
  • 1949-05-22 Klaus H T Mann, German/American writer (Turning Point), dies
  • 1949-08-21 Gerhard von Keussler, German composer, dies at 75
  • 1949-08-31 Paul Hoffer, German composer, dies at 53

Person of interestRichard Strauss

1949-09-08 Richard Strauss, German composer (Also sprach Zarathustra, Don Quixote), dies at 85

Composer and Conductor Richard Strauss
Composer and Conductor
Richard Strauss
  • 1949-11-23 Gustav Radbruch, German lawyer and jurist, dies at 71

Person of interestEmil Jannings

1950-01-02 Emil Jannings, German actor (Faust, The Blue Angel, The Way of All Flesh), dies of liver cancer at 65

  • 1950-02-14 Eduard Hermann, German linguist (Homer), dies at 80
  • 1950-02-27 Ivan Goll, French-German writer (the Landless John), dies at 58
  • 1950-03-12 L Heinrich Mann, German/American writer (Between the Races), dies at 78
  • 1950-03-20 Walter Eucken, German economist, dies at 59
  • 1950-04-03 Kurt Weill, German composer (Die Dreigroschenoper - The Threepenny Opera), dies at 50
  • 1950-04-27 Karl Straube, German organist & conductor, dies at 77
  • 1950-10-05 Frederic Lewy, German neurologist (b. 1885)
  • 1950-11-26 Hedwig Courts-Mahler, German author, dies at 83
  • 1950-12-14 Albrecht Schaeffer, German writer (Heroische Fahrt), dies at 65
  • 1950-12-15 Robert Müller-Hartmann, German composer, dies at 66
  • 1950-12-16 Otto Vrieslander, German composer, dies at 70
  • 1950-12-22 Julius Weismann, German pianist, conductor, and composer (Schwanenweiß), dies at 70
  • 1950-12-22 Walter Damrosch, German-American conductor (New York Symphony, 1885-1928; commissioned Gershwin's Piano Concerto), and composer (The Man Without A Country), dies at 88
  • 1950-12-27 Max Beckmann, German painter and graphic artist, dies at 66
  • 1951-01-30 Ferdinand Porsche, German automotive engineer (Volkswagen Beetle, Mercedes-Benz SS) and founder of the Porsche car company, dies at 75
  • 1951-03-13 Alfred Hugenberg, German politician and media magnate, dies at 85
  • 1951-04-26 Arnold Sommerfeld, German physicist, dies at 82
  • 1951-05-29 Robert Kahn, German composer, dies at 85
  • 1951-06-23 Armin Knab, German composer (Wunderhorn), dies at 70
  • 1951-07-02 Ernst Ferdinand Sauerbruch, German Nazi surgeon, dies at 75
  • 1951-07-19 Max Ettinger, Jewish-German composer (Jiddische Requiem), dies at 77
  • 1951-07-20 Wilhelm, the last Crown Prince of the German Empire and the Kingdom of Prussia, dies at 69
  • 1951-09-01 Wols [Alfred Otto Wolfgang Schulze], German cartoonist and painter, dies at 38
  • 1951-09-14 Fritz Busch, German conductor, dies at 61
  • 1951-09-26 Hans Cloos, German geologist and pioneer in the study of granite tectonics (the deformation of crystalline rocks), dies at 65
  • 1951-10-06 Otto Fritz Meyerhof, German-born physician and biochemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1884)
  • 1951-10-06 Otto Meyerhof, German psychologist and biochemist (Nobel 1922), dies at 67
  • 1952-02-02 Johann Babtist Thaller, German composer, dies at 79
  • 1952-02-13 Alfred Einstein, German/US musicologist, dies at 71
  • 1952-03-21 Wilhelm Albrecht, German SD-chief, executed
  • 1952-05-15 Albert Bassermann, German actor (Foreign Correspondent, Madame Curie), dies at 84
  • 1952-05-23 Georg Alfred Schumann, German composer, dies at 85
  • 1952-05-31 Walter Schellenberg, German lawyer/headed spy (Venlo), dies
  • 1952-06-09 Adolf Busch, German composer (b. 1891)
  • 1952-06-18 Heinrich Schlusnus, German baritone, dies at 63
  • 1952-06-19 Heinrich Schlusnus, German baritone (b. 1888)
  • 1952-06-27 Max Dehn, German mathematician (Dehn’s lemma), dies at 73
  • 1952-08-20 Kurt Schumacher, German political chairman (SPD), dies at 56
  • 1952-10-03 Alfred Neumann, German playwright (Devil), dies at 56
  • 1952-12-04 Karen Horney, German-American neo freudian psycho analyst, dies at 67
  • 1953-01-08 Heinrich Kaspar Schmid, German composer, dies at 78
  • 1953-01-10 Theo Mackeben, German pianist/composer (Golden Cage), dies at 56

Person of interestGerd von Rundstedt

1953-01-24 [Karl Rudolf] Gerd von Rundstedt, German field marshal during World War II (Commander-in-Chief in the West), dies of heart failure at 77

German General Gerd von Rundstedt
German General
Gerd von Rundstedt
  • 1953-04-20 Erich Weinert, German communist writer, dies at 62
  • 1953-06-17 Walter Niemann, German composer, dies at 76
  • 1953-08-11 Ludwig Strauss, German-Israeli writer (Heimliche Gegenwart), dies at 60
  • 1953-08-15 Ludwig Prandtl, German physicist (b. 1875)
  • 1953-09-12 Hugo Schmeisser, German inventor and weapons designer, dies at 68
  • 1953-10-20 Werner Baumbach, German bomber pilot (b. 1916)
  • 1954-01-19 Theodor Kaluza, German mathematician and physicist (Kaluza-Klein theory), dies at 68
  • 1954-03-04 Georg Göhler, German composer (Rückert), dies at 79
  • 1954-03-09 Eva Ahnert-Rohlfs, German astronomer (b. 1912)
  • 1954-04-10 Ludwig Curtius, German archaeologist (Die antike Kunst), dies at 79
  • 1954-05-14 Heinz Guderian, German general during WWII, dies at 65
  • 1954-07-03 Siegfried Handloser, German physician (b. 1895)
  • 1954-08-13 Hermann W S Waltershausen, German musicologist/composer, dies at 71

Person of interestHugo Eckener

1954-08-14 Hugo Eckener, German inventor and commander of the famous Graf Zeppelin during its record-setting flights, dies at 86

Inventor and Zeppelin Commander Hugo Eckener
Inventor and Zeppelin Commander
Hugo Eckener
  • 1954-09-05 Eugen Schiffer, German lawyer and liberal politician, dies at 94
  • 1954-09-10 Peter Anders, German opera singer, dies at 46
  • 1954-11-04 Stig Dagerman, Swedish author (Burned Child), dies at 31
  • 1954-11-21 Werner Elert, German Lutheran theologian, dies at 69
  • 1954-11-30 Wilhelm Furtwängler, German conductor (b. 1886)
  • 1955-04-18 Eugen Herrigel, Zen philosopher & scholar, dies in Germany at 70

Person of interestAlbert Einstein

1955-04-18 Albert Einstein, German-born theoretical physicist & Nobel laureate (theory of relativity), dies of an abdominal aortic aneurysm at 76

Theoretical Physicist Albert Einstein
Theoretical Physicist
Albert Einstein
  • 1955-04-30 Rudolf Klein-Rogge, German actor and prototype for silent films master criminal (Metropolis, Spies), dies at 69
  • 1955-05-03 Rudolf Schlichter, German artist and writer, dies at 64
  • 1955-06-18 Walter Rein, German composer, dies at 61
  • 1955-06-29 Max Pechstein, German painter and graphic artist (Oceania), dies at 73

Person of interestThomas Mann

1955-08-12 Thomas Mann, German writer (Dr Faustus, Nobel 1929), dies at 80

Novelist Thomas Mann
Thomas Mann
  • 1955-12-09 Hermann Weyl, German mathematician and philosopher, dies at 70
  • 1956-01-03 Joseph Wirth, 5th Chancellor of the Weimar Republic, Germany (Stalin Peace Prize), dies at 76
  • 1956-01-10 Karl L Schmidt, German/Swiss theologist (Urchristentum), dies at 64
  • 1956-01-13 Lyonel Feininger, German-American cartoonist and painter, dies at 84
  • 1956-02-27 Gunther Ramin, German organist and composer, dies at 57
  • 1956-03-05 Erich Itor Kahn, German composer of Jewish descent, dies at 50
  • 1956-03-18 Friedrich Panzer, German germanist (Hilde-Gudrun), dies at 85
  • 1956-04-15 Emile Nolde [Hansen], German painter (Grablegung Christi), dies at 88
  • 1956-04-19 Ernst Robert Curtius, German literature historian, dies at 70
  • 1956-04-24 Albrecht G Alt, German theologist (Small Schriften), dies at 72