German History (Part 3)

Historical Events

Events 201 - 300 of 2,176

  • 1757-01-17 German Diet declares war on Prussia
  • 1758-06-23 Seven Years' War: Battle of Krefeld - British forces defeat French troops at Krefeld in Germany
  • 1761-12-16 Seven Years' War: After four-month siege, Russian army under Pyotr Rumyantsev takes Prussian fortress of Kolobrzeg (German: Kolberg).
  • 1764-04-03 Austrian Archduke Jozef crowned himself Holy Roman Emperor Josef II

Victory in Battle

1777-10-04 Battle of Germantown: Gen George Washington's troops attack and are defeated by the British at Germantown, Pennsylvania

  • 1780-04-16 The University of Münster in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany is founded
  • 1787-02-18 Holy Roman Emperor Joseph II bans children under 8 from labor
  • 1793-03-18 The first republican state in Germany, the Republic of Mainz, is declared by Andreas Joseph Hofmann

Scientific Discovery

1796-03-30 Carl Friedrich Gauss, German mathematician, discovers the construction of the heptadecagon

  • 1796-04-08 Carl Friedrich Gauss, German mathematician, proves the quadratic reciprocity law (the ability to determine the solvability of any quadratic equation in modular arithmetic)
  • 1803-02-25 In the last significant act of the Holy Roman Empire, more than 100 German polities are abolished in a major internal reorganization
  • 1804-09-01 Juno, one of the largest main belt asteroids discovered by German astronomer Karl Ludwig Harding.
  • 1811-01-08 Louisiana slave revolt by Charles Deslondes at German Coast

Historic Event

1812-01-09 Swedish Pomerania (Germany) seized by Napoleon

  • 1813-11-02 Treaty of Fulda signed in Germany after Battle of Leipzig
  • 1814-09-05 -15] Battle of Masurische Meren: Germans chase Russians out of East Prussia
  • 1814-11-28 The Times of London first printed by automatic, steam powered presses built by German inventors Friedrich Koenig and Andreas Friedrich Bauer - makes newspapers available to a mass audience
  • 1815-06-08 39 German states unite under Act of Confederation
  • 1816-03-06 Jews are expelled from Free city of Lubeck, Germany
  • 1829-10-17 1st supposed attack on abandoned German teenager Kaspar Hauser
  • 1834-01-01 German Tolunie goes into effect
  • 1835-10-03 Staedtler Company founded by J.S. Staedtler in Nuremberg, Germany
  • 1835-12-07 Bavarian Ludwig railway opens - first German steam railway

Historic Publication

1838-08-29 Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm announce their intention to publish a German Dictionary, eventually completed in 1961, after 123 years

  • 1842-05-05 City-wide fire burns for over 100 hours in Hamburg, Germany

Historic Expedition

1844-10-01 German explorer Ludwig Leichhardt departs Jimbour, the farthest outpost of settlement on the Queensland Darling Downs, to begin his exploration of Australia's Northern Territory from Moreton Bay to Port Essington

  • 1845-12-17 German explorer Ludwig Leichhardt arrives in Port Essington after a nearly 4,800 km (3,000 mi) overland journey to explore Australia's Northern Territory
  • 1846-03-25 German explorer Ludwig Leichhardt arrives in Sydney to a hero's welcome after completing his exploration of Australia's Northern Territory
  • 1847-05-24 German explorer Ludwig Leichhardt is awarded the Patron's Medal by the Royal Geographical Society, London in recognition of 'the increased knowledge of the great continent of Australia' gained by his Moreton Bay-Port Essington journey
  • 1847-07-20 German astronomer Theodor discovers Comet Brorsen-Metcalf

Historic Invention

1847-10-01 German inventor and industrialist Werner von Siemens founds Siemens AG & Halske

  • 1848-04-03 German explorer Ludwig Leichhardt is seen for the last time at McPherson's Station, Coogoon, before he disappears on the same expedition to reach the Swan River in Australia
  • 1848-05-18 Opening of the first German National Assembly (Nationalversammlung) in Frankfurt, Germany
  • 1848-07-19 German Parliament demands Dutch province of Limburg
  • 1848-11-09 Robert Blum, a German revolutionary and MP (Liberal), is executed in Vienna.
  • 1849-05-03 The May Uprising in Dresden begins - the last of the German revolutions of 1848
  • 1850-01-26 1st German language daily newspaper in US published, NYC

Music Premiere

1850-08-28 Richard Wagner's opera "Lohengrin" premieres at Weimar, Germany

  • 1850-11-29 The treaty, Punctation of Olmütz, signed in Olomouc means diplomatic capitulation of Prussia to Austrian Empire, taking over the leadership of German Confederation

Historic Publication

1852-05-01 Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm publish the first part of their German Dictionary (fully completed 1961)

  • 1854-03-01 German psychologist Friedrich Eduard Beneke disappears; two years later his remains are found in a canal near Charlottenburg.
  • 1860-05-17 German football club TSV 1860 München is founded

The German Empire

1862-09-23 Otto von Bismarck appointed Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Prussia by King Wilhelm I

  • 1863-01-04 The New Apostolic Church is established in Germany
  • 1863-07-14 Jews of Holstein Germany granted equality
  • 1864-02-01 Second Schleswig War begins when Prussian and Austrian forces cross into Schleswig challenging Danish control
  • 1864-05-05 Battle of Wilderness, Virginia (Germanna Ford, Wilderness Tavern)
  • 1865-06-10 Richard Wagner's opera "Tristan und Isolde" premieres in Munich, Germany
  • 1866-05-07 German premier Otto von Bismarck seriously wounded in assassination attempt

Music Premiere

1868-04-10 1st performance of Johannes Brahms' "A German Requiem"

  • 1871-01-18 Second German Empire proclaimed by Kaiser Wilhelm I and Otto von Bismarck
  • 1871-04-01 New Constitution adopted by the German Empire
  • 1871-04-22 All German Jews emancipated after the German Constitution adopted by its last state Bavaria
  • 1871-05-10 Peace of Frankfurt-am-Main concluded between France & Germany ends Franco-Prussian war
  • 1873-09-15 Last German troops leave France
  • 1873-09-16 German troops leave France
  • 1875-05-07 German SS Schiller sinks near Scilly Islands, 312 killed

Historic Event

1877-09-22 Rudolf Virchow delivers an anti-Darwinian speech to the Congress of German Naturalist and Physicians, Munich where he speaks against the teaching of the theory of evolution in schools

  • 1878-05-31 German battleship SMS Grosser Kurfürst sinks, 284 killed
  • 1878-07-30 German anti-semitism begins during the Reichstag election
  • 1878-10-18 Anti-socialist laws are ratified in Germany
  • 1878-10-21 German chancellor Otto von Bismarck delegates end of "Socialism"
  • 1879-07-12 Agricultural and industrial tariffs are introduced in Germany
  • 1879-10-07 Germany & Austrian-Hungary sign Twofold Covenant
  • 1881-04-25 250,000 Germans petition to bar foreign Jews from entering Germany

Scientific Discovery

1882-03-24 German scientist Robert Koch discovers and describes the tubercle bacillus which causes tuberculosis (Mycobacterium tuberculosis), and establishes germ theory

  • 1882-05-20 Germany, Austria-Hungary and Italy sign the Triple Alliance
  • 1882-07-26 Richard Wagner's opera "Parsifal" premieres in Bayreuth, Germany
  • 1882-09-10 1st international conference to promote anti-semitism meets Dresden Germany (Congress for Safeguarding of Non-Jewish Interests)
  • 1883-05-15 Italy signs military treaty with Austria-Hungary & Germany
  • 1883-10-30 Austria-Hungary, Germany and Romania sign military treaty
  • 1884-07-05 German consul-general Gustav Nachtigal takes possession of Cameroon
  • 1884-08-07 Germany annexes Angra Pequena / German South West-Africa (modern Namibia)
  • 1884-11-08 German government recognizes King Leopold II's Congo Free State
  • 1885-02-12 Carl Peters founds German East-Africa Society
  • 1885-05-19 German Chancellor Otto von Bismarck takes possession of Cameroon and Togoland
  • 1885-08-07 Five German warships anchor off Zanzibar

Historic Invention

1885-08-29 Gottlieb Daimler receives German patent for a motorcycle

Historic Invention

1886-01-29 Karl Benz patents the "Benz Patent-Motorwagen" in Karlsruhe, Germany, the world's 1st automobile with a burning motor [1]

  • 1886-07-03 In Germany, Karl Benz drives 1st automobile
  • 1886-10-30 Great Britain and Germany agree boundaries in East Africa
  • 1887-02-20 Germany, Austria-Hungary & France end Triple Alliance
  • 1887-06-18 The Reinsurance Treaty between Germany and Russia is signed

Historic Event

1888-06-15 Wilhelm II becomes Emperor of Germany

Historic Event

1888-10-15 German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche decides to write his autobiography "Ecce Homo" on his 44th birthday

  • 1889-01-03 German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche suffers a mental breakdown after supposedly witnessing a horse flogging
  • 1889-03-15 6 US & German warships sunk by a typhoon in Apia harbour, Samoa, 200 die
  • 1889-09-05 German Christine Hardt patents the first modern brassiere
  • 1890-03-18 German Chancellor Otto von Bismarck resigns after 19 years after disagreement with German Emperor Wilhelm II

Historic Event

1890-05-13 Lord Salisbury offers Helgoland to Germany in exchange for Zanzibar, Uganda & Equatoria

  • 1890-05-24 Leo von Caprivi succeeds Otto von Bismarck as Chancellor of Germany
  • 1890-07-01 Great Britain and Germany sign Zanzibar-Helgoland Treaty
  • 1890-10-01 Germany's anti-socialist laws lapse
  • 1892-12-05 Anti-semite Hermann Ahlwardt elected to Germany's Reichstag
  • 1893-04-12 "Massacre of Hoornkrans": Curt von François, colonial Governor of German South West Africa (now Nambia), leads attack by 225 Schutztruppe soldiers on Nama leader Hendrik Witbooi's headquarters at Hoornkrans; shelling of the village causes tremendous civilian casualties. Witbooi escapes and wages several months of guerrilla warfare against the German forces.
  • 1893-07-13 Germany Army Bill is ratified

Historic Event

1893-08-10 Rudolf Diesel's prime model internal combustion engine, a single 10-foot iron cylinder with a flywheel at its base, ran on its own power for the first time in Augsburg, Germany

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 3,440

  • 1610-03-01 Johann B. Schup [Schuppius], German poet and historian
  • 1611-09-08 Johann Friedrich Gronovius, German classical scholar, born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1671)
  • 1612-06-23 Justus G Schottel [Schottelius], German poet
  • 1614-09-11 Philipp Buchner, German composer, born in Wertheim am Main, Germany (d. 1669)
  • 1615-06-27 Johann Paul Schor, German Baroque painter, born in Innsbruck, Austria (d. 1674)
  • 1616-02-28 Kaspar Förster, German composer, born in Gdańsk, Poland (d. 1673)
  • 1616-03-29 Johann Erasmus Kindermann, German composer, born in Nuremberg (d. 1655)
  • 1616-05-19 Johann Jakob Froberger, German singer, organist, and composer,baptized in Stuttgart, Duchy of Württemberg (now Germany) (d. 1667)
  • 1616-10-02 Andreas Gryphius, German lyric poet and dramatist, born in Glogau, Silesia (d. 1664)
  • 1617-08-13 Johannes Andreas Quenstedt, German Lutheran theologian, born in Quedlinburg, Germany (d. 1688)
  • 1619-10-08 Philipp von Zesen, German poet and historian (Bescheibung of Amsterdam), born in Dessau, Germany (d. 1689)
  • 1620-01-31 Georg F von Waldeck, German commander-in-chief
  • 1620-12-18 Heinrich Roth, German Sanskrit scholar (d. 1668)
  • 1621-02-14 Sybilla Schwarz, German baroque poet, born in Greifswald, Germany (d. 1638)
  • 1621-03-07 Georg Neumark, German composer and poet, born in Langensalza (d. 1681)
  • 1621-03-28 Heinrich Schwemmer, German composer, born in Gumpertshausen bei Hallburg, Lower Franconia (d. 1696)
  • 1621-10-08 Maximilian Henry of Bayern, Archbishop-Elector of Cologne, Bishop of Hildesheim and Bishop of Liège, born in Munich, Germany (d. 1688)
  • 1622-02-24 Johannes Clauberg, German theologian and philosopher (d. 1665)
  • 1622-09-04 Jacob Hintze, German composer, born in Bernau (d. 1702)
  • 1623-04-23 Jan Adam Reincken, Dutch-German composer, born in Deventer, Netherlands (d. 1722)
  • 1623-04-27 Johann Adam Reincken, German organist and composer, born in Deventer, Netherlands (d. 1722)
  • 1624-06-15 Hiob Ludolf, German orientalist (d. 1704)
  • 1624-12-25 Angelus Silesius [Johann Scheffler], German mystic (St Seelenlust)
  • 1626-04-12 Paul Hainlein, German composer, born in Nuremberg (d. 1686)
  • 1626-12-20 Veit Ludwig von Seckendorff, German statesman, born in Herzogenaurach, Germany (d. 1692)
  • 1627-04-09 Johann Kaspar Kerll, German composer, born in Adorf, Germany (d. 1693)
  • 1628-01-01 Christoph Bernhard, German composer
  • 1628-04-02 Constantin Christian Dedekind, German composer and poet, born in Reinsdorf, Thuringia, Germany (d. 1715)
  • 1631-09-07 Clemens Thieme, German composer, born in Grossdittmannsdorf (d. 1668)
  • 1631-10-03 Sebastian Anton Scherer, German composer, born in Ulm, Baden-Württemberg, Germany (d. 1712)
  • 1632-01-08 Samuel von Pufendorf, German jurist, born in Zwönitz, Germany (d. 1694)
  • 1632-01-29 Johann Georg Graevius, German classical scholar and critic (d. 1703)
  • 1632-04-02 Georg Caspar Weckler, German organist and composer, baptized in Nuremberg, Bavaria (d. 1695)
  • 1632-05-08 Heino Heinrich Graf von Flemming, German field marshal and Governor of Berlin, born in Mierzęcin, Poland (d. 1706)
  • 1632-07-06 Albert Schop, German composer, born in Hamburg (d. 1667)
  • 1632-08-02 Kaspar von Stieler, German poet (Teutsche Wolredner), born in Erfurt, Germany (d. 1707)
  • 1633-02-01 Gabriel Schütz, German musician, composer, and teacher, born in The Free and Hanseatic City of Lübeck (now Lübeck, Germany) (d. 1710)
  • 1633-04-10 Werner Fabricius, German composer, born in Itzehoe, Germany (d. 1679)
  • 1633-09-06 Sebastian Knupfer, German composer, born in Aš, Czech Republic (d. 1676)
  • 1634-01-07 Adam Krieger, German organist and composer, born in Driesen, Brandenburg-Prussia (now Drezdenkom, Poland) (d. 1666)
  • 1635-01-13 Philipp Jakob Spener, German theologian (d. 1705)
  • 1635-02-01 Marquard Gude, German archaeologist and classical scholar famous for his collection of Greek and Latin inscriptions, born in Rendsburg, Holstein (d. 1689)
  • 1636-04-29 Esaias Reusner, German lutenist and composer, born in Lwówek Śląski, Poland (d. 1679)
  • 1636-07-02 Daniel Speer, German composer, born in Breslau (d. 1707)
  • 1637-07-08 Johann Georg Ebeling, German composer, born in Lüneburg (d. 1676)
  • 1637-08-16 Emilie Juliane of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt, German countess and poet (d. 1706)
  • 1637-09-27 Hieronymus Gradenthaler, German composer, born in Regensburg, Bavaria (d. 1700)
  • 1638-03-14 Johann Georg Gichtel, German mystic and religious leader, born in Regensburg, Germany (d. 1710)
  • 1639-02-06 Daniel Georg Morhof, German writer & scholar, born in Wismar, Germany (d. 1691)
  • 1640-06-09 Leopold I, Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire (1658-1705), born in Vienna (d. 1705)
  • 1640-06-21 Abraham Mignon, Dutch still life painter, born in Frankfurt, Germany (d. 1679)
  • 1642-03-21 Georg Schmezer, German composer and musician, born in Augsburg (d. 1697)
  • 1642-06-20 George Hickes, English linguist (Old German Philology), born in Newsham, Thirsk, Yorkshire (d. 1715)
  • 1642-08-21 Johann Friedrich Treiber, German historian and composer, born in Osthausen, Arnstadt, Germany (d. 1719)
  • 1642-12-06 Johann Christoph Bach, German composer, born in Arnstadt, Germany (d. 1703)
  • 1644-05-23 Thomas Eisenhut, German composer, born in Aursburg, Germany (d. 1702)
  • 1644-07-02 Abraham a Santa Clara [Johann Ulrich Megerle], German Augustinian friar and preacher, born in Kreenheinstetten, Germany (d. 1709)
  • 1645-02-09 Johann Aegidius Bach, German violistian (d. 1716)
  • 1645-08-03 August Kuhnel, German composer and musician, born in Delmenhorst, Germany (d. ca 1700)
  • 1645-11-21 Johann Löhner, German composer, born in Nuremberg, Bavaria, Germany (d. 1705)

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz

1646-07-01 Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, German mathematician and philosopher (differential and integral calculus), born in Leipzig, Holy Roman Empire (d. 1716)

  • 1646-07-29 Johann Theile, German composer (Adam & Eve)
  • 1646-08-08 Godfrey Kneller, German-born painter (d. 1723)
  • 1647-01-30 Konrad Hoffler, German composer (d. 1705)
  • 1647-08-12 Johann Heinrich Acker, German writer (d. 1719)

Johann Michael Bach

1648-08-09 Johann Michael Bach, German composer (In Dulci Jubilo), born in Arnstadt, Germany (d. 1694)

  • 1648-09-06 Johann Schelle, German composer, born in Geising (d. 1701)
  • 1649-04-23 Andreas Kneller, German composer, born in Lübeck, Germany (d. 1724)
  • 1649-05-03 Johann Valentin Meder, German composer, born in Erfurt, Germany (d. 1719)
  • 1650-04-27 Charlotte Amalie of Hesse-Kassel, queen of Denmark and Norway (1670-99), born in Kassel, Germany (d. 1714)
  • 1650-08-27 Johann Samuel Welter, German composer, born in Obersontheim, Germany (d. 1720)
  • 1651-04-10 Ehrenfried Walther von Tschirnhaus, German mathematician (Tschirnhaus transformation), born in Kieslingswalde, Margraviate Upper Lusatia, Saxony (d. 1708)
  • 1651-09-16 Engelbert Kaempfer, German physician and traveler, born in Lemgo, Lippe, Germany (d. 1716)
  • 1652-01-01 Johann Krieger, German composer and organist, born in Nuremberg (d. 1735)
  • 1652-05-27 Elisabeth Charlotte "Liselotte", German-French duchess of Orleans, born in Heidelberg Castle, Heidelberg, Electoral Palatinate, Holy Roman Empire (d. 1722)
  • 1652-10-13 Johann Heinrich Kittel, German composer, born in Dresden, Germany (d. 1682)
  • 1652-12-09 Augustus Quirinus Rivinus, German physician and botanist, born in Leipzig, Germany (d. 1723)
  • 1653-01-07 Bernhard Albinus, German court-physician (Frederick of Prussia)
  • 1653-05-30 Claudia Felicitas of Austria, Empress consort of Germany, born in Florence, Tuscany (d. 1676)

Johann Pachelbel

1653-09-01 Johann Pachelbel, German composer and organist (Canon in D), born in Nuremberg, Germany (d. 1706)

  • 1653-09-20 Benedict Schultheiss, German composer, born in Nuremberg, Germany (d. 1693)
  • 1653-12-24 Georg Motz, German composer, born in Augsburg, Germany (d. 1733)
  • 1654-03-16 Andreas Acoluthus, German orientalist (d. 1704)
  • 1654-07-25 Agostino Steffani, Italian-German diplomat and composer, born in Castelfranco Veneto, Italy (d. 1728)
  • 1654-09-29 Vincenz Lubeck, German composer, born in Padingbüttel (d. 1740)
  • 1654-11-05 Christian Liebe, German composer, born in Freiberg, Saxony (d. 1708)
  • 1655-01-01 Christian Thomasius, German jurist (d. 1728)
  • 1655-08-13 Johann Christoph Denner, German musician and inventor (clarinet), baptized in Leipzig, Germany (d. 1707)
  • 1656-11-04 Leonard Sailer, German composer and organist, born in Ulm (d. after 1694)
  • 1657-07-25 Philipp Heinrich Erlebach, German composer, born in Esens, Germany (d. 1714)
  • 1659-11-06 Theodor Schwartzkopff, German composer, born in Ulm, Germany (d. 1732)
  • 1660-02-19 Friedrich Hoffmann, German physician and chemist (d. 1742)
  • 1660-04-06 Johann Kuhnau, Bohemian organist, choirmaster, and composer (Biblical Sonatas), born in Geising, Bohemia (now Germany) (d. 1722)
  • 1660-05-20 Andreas Schlüter, German sculptor (d. 1714)
  • 1660-10-21 Georg Ernst Stahl, German scientist (d. 1734)
  • 1660-11-15 Hermann von der Hardt, German historian, born in Melle, Westphalia (d. 1746)
  • 1660-11-20 Daniel Ernst Jablonski, German Protestant theologian, born in Nassenhuben [now Mokry Dwór, Poland] (d. 1741)
  • 1660-12-26 Peter Schenck, German/Neth engraver/publisher, baptized
  • 1661-09-02 Georg Böhm, German organist and composer, born in Hohenkirchen, Mecklenburg-Güstrow (now Germany) (d. 1733)
  • 1662-05-03 Matthäus Daniel Pöppelmann, German architect, born in Herford, Germany (d. 1736)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 201 - 300 of 2,527

  • 1616-07-25 Andreas Libavius, German alchemist, dies
  • 1616-10-23 Leonhard Hutter, German theologian (b. 1563)
  • 1617-02-09 Hans Christoph Haiden, German composer, organist and poet, dies at 44
  • 1617-05-07 David Fabricius, German astronomer (discovered variable star), dies at 53
  • 1620-03-09 Aegidius Albertinus, German writer (Lucifer's Kingdom), dies at 59
  • 1620-03-25 Johannes Nucius, German composer
  • 1621-02-15 Michael Praetorius [Schultze], German organist and composer (Syntagma; In Dulce Jubilo), dies at 49
  • 1625-01-19 Erhard Buttner, German composer, dies at 32
  • 1625-03-07 Johann Bayer, German astronomer (b. 1572)
  • 1625-07-19 Samuel Besler, German-Polish composer, dies at 50
  • 1625-09-20 Heinrich Meibom, German historian and poet, dies at 69
  • 1626-06-16 Christian the Younger, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg-Wolfenbüttel, German Protestant military leader during the Thirty Years' War, dies at 26
  • 1626-11-29 Ernst, Graf von Mansfield, German soldier (c. 1580)
  • 1628-02-20 Gregor Aichinger, German composer and organist, dies at about 63
  • 1628-06-08 Rudolph Goclenius, German philosopher (b. 1547)

Johannes Kepler

1630-11-15 Johannes Kepler, German astronomer (discovered laws of planetary motion), dies at 58

  • 1630-11-19 Johann Hermann Schein, German composer (Opella Nova), dies at 44
  • 1631-05-11 Christoph Buel, German composer, dies at 57
  • 1631-10-20 Michael Maestlin, German astronomer and mathematician (b. 1550)
  • 1633-07-12 Simon Besler, German composer, dies at 49
  • 1634-02-15 Wilhelm Fabry, German surgeon (Father of German surgery), dies at 73
  • 1634-11-15 Johann Staden, German composer, dies at 53
  • 1635-02-13 Georg R Weckerlin, German poet, dies at 50
  • 1635-08-07 Friedrich von Spee, German writer (b. 1591)

Ferdinand II

1637-02-15 Ferdinand II, King of Bohemia & Hungary and German Emperor (1619-37), dies at 58

  • 1637-08-10 Johann Gerhard, German Lutheran leader (b. 1582)
  • 1638-07-31 Sybilla Schwarz, German baroque poet, dies at 17
  • 1638-08-12 Johannes Althusius [Althaut], German lawyer, dies at about 81
  • 1638-11-08 Johann H. Alsted, German theologist and philosopher, dies at 50
  • 1639-06-01 Melchior Franck, German composer
  • 1639-07-18 Bernhard of Saxe-Weimar, German prince and general (b. 1604)
  • 1639-08-20 Martin Opitz, German poet/historian (Troerinnen), dies at 41
  • 1645-09-14 Heinrich Steuccius, German composer, dies at 65
  • 1646-01-06 Elias Hill, German architect of Augsburg, dies at 72
  • 1648-04-11 Matthäus Appelt, German composer, dies at 53
  • 1649-03-19 Gerhard Johann Vossius, German classical scholar and theologian (b. 1577)
  • 1649-11-19 Caspar Schoppe, German scholar and controversialist, dies at 73
  • 1650-07-18 Christoph Scheiner, German astronomer and physicist, dies at 74
  • 1651-10-06 Heinrich Albert, German composer (Arien oder Melodien), dies at 47
  • 1653-02-16 Johannes Schultz, German composer, dies at 70
  • 1654-02-17 Michael Lohr, German composer, dies at 62
  • 1654-03-24 Samuel Scheidt, German composer (Concertus sacri), dies at 66
  • 1654-06-27 Johann V Andreae, German vicar/writer (Christenburg), dies at 67
  • 1655-04-14 Johann Erasmus Kindermann, German composer, dies at 39
  • 1655-07-30 Sigmund Theophil Staden, German composer, dies at 47
  • 1656-07-27 Salomo Glassius, German theologian (b. 1593)
  • 1656-10-02 Stephan Otto, German composer, dies at 53
  • 1657-04-02 Ferdinand III, King of Hungary & Bohemia and Holy Roman Emperor (1637-57), dies at 48
  • 1657-06-26 Tobias Michael, German composer, dies at 65
  • 1658-09-22 Georg Philipp Harsdörffer, German poet and translator, dies at 50
  • 1659-01-18 Benedikt Lechler, German composer, dies at 64
  • 1659-04-15 Simon Dach, Prussian-German poet, dies at 63
  • 1660-09-08 Daniel von Czepko, German poet, dies at 54
  • 1661-02-02 Lucas Holstenius, German humanist (b. 1596)
  • 1661-06-03 Gottfried Scheidt, German composer and organist, dies at 67
  • 1661-10-26 Johann Schup [Schuppius], German poet, historian and vicar, dies
  • 1662-04-04 Leonhart Kern, German sculptor, dies at about 73
  • 1663-02-19 Adam Adami, German bishop and diplomat (b. 1603)
  • 1663-04-25 Heinrich Pape, German composer and organist, dies at 53
  • 1663-07-02 Thomas Selle, German composer, dies at 64
  • 1663-07-24 Thomas Baltzar, German violinist and composer dies at about 33
  • 1664-07-16 Andreas Gryphius, German lyric poet and dramatist, dies at 47
  • 1665-01-31 Johannes Clauberg, German theologian and philosopher (b. 1622)
  • 1666-05-06 Paul Siefert, German organist and composer, dies at 79
  • 1666-05-22 Gaspar Schott, German scientist (b. 1608)
  • 1666-06-30 Adam Krieger, German composer, dies at 32
  • 1666-08-15 Johann Adam Schall von Bell, German missionary in China and astronomer, dies at 75
  • 1666-08-30 Benedictus Carpzovius [Benedikt Carpzov], German lawyer, dies at 71
  • 1667-05-07 Johann Jakob Froberger, German organist, singer, and composer, dies at 50
  • 1667-07-26 Michael Franck, German composer, poet and baker, dies at 58 [1]
  • 1667-08-31 Johann von Rist, German composer and poet known for his hymns, dies at 60
  • 1668-03-27 Clemens Thieme, German composer, dies at 36
  • 1668-06-20 Heinrich Roth, German Sanskrit scholar (b. 1620)
  • 1669-03-23 Philipp Buchner, German composer, dies at 54
  • 1669-11-05 John Coccejus, German/Neth reformed theologist, dies at about 66
  • 1669-11-06 Laurentius Erhard, German composer, dies at 71
  • 1670-03-10 Johann Rudolf Glauber, German chemist (b. 1604)
  • 1671-12-28 Johann Friedrich Gronovius, German classical scholar, dies at 60
  • 1672-07-04 Ambrosius Reiner, German composer, dies at 67
  • 1672-11-06 Heinrich Schütz, German organist and composer, dies at 87
  • 1673-02-02 Kaspar Förster, German composer, dies at 56
  • 1674-02-24 Matthias Weckmann, German composer (b. 1616)
  • 1674-03-06 Johann Paul Schor, German baroque painter, dies at 58
  • 1675-08-12 Karl Rabenhaupt, German/Neth baron of Sucha/army leader, dies at 73
  • 1676-06-07 Paul Gerhardt, German Luthern hymnist, dies at 69
  • 1676-10-10 Sebastian Knupfer, German composer, dies at 43
  • 1676-10-25 Justus G Schottel [Schottelius], German linguistic/poet, dies at 64
  • 1676-12-04 Johann Georg Ebeling, German composer, dies at 39
  • 1677-07-09 Angelus Silesius [Johann Scheffer], German mystic, poet and court physician, dies at 52
  • 1679-01-09 Werner Fabricius, German composer, dies at 45
  • 1679-05-01 Esaias Reusner, German lutenist and composer, dies at 43
  • 1680-05-31 Joachim Neander, German clergyman (b. 1650)
  • 1680-11-27 Athanasius Kircher, German Jesuit priest and inventor (magic lantern), dies at 79
  • 1681-07-08 Georg Neumark, German composer and poet, dies at 60
  • 1682-07-17 Johann Heinrich Kittel, German organist and composer, dies at 29
  • 1686-05-21 Otto von Guericke, German scientist, inventor, and politician, dies at 83
  • 1686-08-06 Paul Hainlein, German composer, dies at 60
  • 1688-05-22 Johannes Andreas Quenstedt, German Lutheran theologian, dies at 70
  • 1689-11-13 Philipp von Zesen, German poet and historian (Bescheibung of Amsterdam), dies at 70
  • 1689-11-26 Marquard Gude, German archaeologist and classical scholar famous for his collection of Greek and Latin inscriptions, dies at 54