German History (Part 3)

Historical Events

Events 201 - 300 of 1,896

  • 1864-05-05 Battle of Wilderness, Virginia (Germanna Ford, Wilderness Tavern)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1865-06-10 Richard Wagner's opera "Tristan und Isolde" premieres in Munich, Germany

Composer Richard Wagner
Richard Wagner

MurderAssassination Attempt

1866-05-07 German premier Otto von Bismarck seriously wounded in assassination attempt

German Statesman Otto von Bismarck
German Statesman
Otto von Bismarck
  • 1868-04-10 1st performance of John Brahms' "A German Requiem"
  • 1871-01-18 Second German Empire proclaimed by Kaiser Wilhelm I and Otto von Bismarck
  • 1871-04-16 German Empire ends all anti-Jewish civil restrictions
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Anthropologist/Pathologist Rudolf Virchow
Rudolf Virchow
  • 1878-05-31 German battleship SMS Grosser Kurfürst sinks, 284 killed
  • 1878-07-30 German anti-semitism begins during the Reichstag election
  • 1878-10-21 German republic chancellor Bismarck delegates end of "Socialism"
  • 1879-10-07 Germany & Austrian-Hungary sign Twofold Covenant
  • 1881-04-25 250,000 Germans petition to bar foreign Jews from entering Germany

InventionScientific Discovery

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

Microbiologist Robert Koch
Robert Koch
  • 1882-05-20 Germany, Austria-Hungary and Italy sign the Triple Alliance
  • 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 (Southwest-Africa)
  • 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
  • 1885-08-29 Gottlieb Daimler receives German patent for a motorcycle
  • 1885-09-24 Five German warships depart to Zanzibar
  • 1885-11-10 German engineer Gottlieb Daimler unveils the world's first motorcycle

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1886-07-03 In Germany, Karl Benz drives 1st automobile

Automobile Engineer and Inventor Karl Benz
Automobile Engineer and Inventor
Karl Benz
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1888-06-15 Wilhelm II becomes Emperor of Germany

German Emperor and King of Prussia Wilhelm II
German Emperor and King of Prussia
Wilhelm II

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche
Friedrich Nietzsche

InventionHistoric Invention

1889-03-14 German Ferdinand von Zeppelin patents his "Navigable Balloon"

Inventor of the Zeppelin Ferdinand von Zeppelin
Inventor of the Zeppelin
Ferdinand von Zeppelin

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

British Prime Minister Robert Gascoyne-Cecil
British Prime Minister
Robert Gascoyne-Cecil
  • 1890-05-24 Caprivi succeeds Bismarck as Chancellor of Germany
  • 1890-07-01 Great Britain and Germany sign Zanzibar-Helgoland Treaty
  • 1892-05-20 Triple Alliance between Germany, Italy & Austria forms
  • 1892-12-05 Anti-semite Hermann Ahlwardt elected to Germany's Reichstag
  • 1893-04-12 Battle at Hoornkrans Southwest-Africa: German Schutztruppen chases away Hottentotten under Hendrik Witbooi

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Mechanical Engineer Rudolf Diesel
Mechanical Engineer
Rudolf Diesel
  • 1894-06-26 Karl Benz of Germany receives US patent for gasoline-driven auto
  • 1894-10-28 German Emperor Wilhelm II fires chancellor Leo von Caprivi & Premier Botho zu Eulenburg

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1895-11-08 German physicist Wilhelm Röntgen produces and detects electromagnetic radiation in a wavelength range today known as X-rays or Röntgen rays

Physicist and Nobel Laureate Wilhelm Röntgen
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
Wilhelm Röntgen
  • 1896-01-01 German physicist Wilhelm Röntgen announces his discovery of x-rays
  • 1896-01-05 "Die Presse" newspaper (Germany) publicly announces Wilhelm Röntgen's discovery of X-rays and their potential for new methods of medical diagnoses in a front-page article
  • 1899-03-06 "Aspirin" (acetylsalicylic acid) patented by Felix Hoffmann at German company Bayer
  • 1899-12-02 US & Germany agree to divide Samoa between them
  • 1899-12-23 Tentative Turkish & German treaty on construction of Baghdad railway
  • 1899-12-29 British fleet seizes German Imperial Mail Steamer Bundesrath accused of carrying contraband
  • 1900-01-16 The United States Senate accepts the Anglo-German treaty of 1899 in which the United Kingdom renounces its claims to the Samoan islands
  • 1900-06-12 In Germany, the Reichstag pass the second Navy Bill, which calls for doubling the German Navy within 20 years
  • 1900-06-13 In China, Baron von Kettler, the German minister to China, beats two young Boxers with his walking stick; when word of this circulates, rioting and arson spread throughout Peking during the night
  • 1900-06-14 The Reichstag approves a second law that allows the expansion of the German navy
  • 1900-06-20 Baron Von Ketteler, German Minister, decides to go to the Chinese authorities to demand more guards for European protection from Boxers and is killed by Boxers en route
  • 1900-06-30 4 German liners burn at Hobokon Docks NJ, 326 die
  • 1900-07-02 First flight LZ-1, of a dirigible airship designed by Graf Ferdinand von Zeppelin, at Lake Constance near Friedrichshafen, Germany
  • 1900-09-02 Telegraph use between Germany & US begins
  • 1900-10-16 Great Britain and Germany sign the Anglo-German Treaty, agreeing to maintain territorial integrity of China and support 'open door' policy called for by US Secretary of State
  • 1900-10-18 Count Bernard von Bulow becomes Chancellor of Germany, famous for first referring to Germany's need for 'place in the sun' and global empire
  • 1900-11-30 A German engineer patents front-wheel drive for automobiles
  • 1900-12-01 Exiled South African President of Transvaal Paul Kruger visits Flanders and on the same day is declined a visit from the German Kaiser
  • 1900-12-02 Exiled South African President of Transvaal Paul Kruger arrives in Germany, though the Kaiser refuses to meet him
  • 1900-12-14 Birth of Quantum Physics: German Physicist Max Planck presents a theoretical derivation of his black-body radiation law
  • 1900-12-25 Arthur Schnitzler's "Leutnant Gustl" forbidden in Germany
  • 1901-03-06 In Bremen an assassin attempts to kill Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany.
  • 1901-03-14 Germany's Chancellor von Bulow declares that the agreement Germany signed with Great Britain in October 1900, to restrain foreign aggression and maintain open trade, does not apply to Manchuria
  • 1901-07-12 In Germany a group of 104 aristocrats present a deceleration against dueling, though the tradition will go on
  • 1901-10-25 Joseph Chamberlain, British Colonial Affairs Secretary, makes an anti-German speech in Edinburgh; when word reaches Germany leads to widespread agitation against the British and breakdown of negotiations for Anglo-German alliance
  • 1902-01-10 Although it has professed neutrality in the Boer War, German Chancellor von Bulow joins others in attacking British actions in South Africa
  • 1902-03-18 Turkey grants Germany syndicate the first concession to construct a railroad through Turkish territory to Baghdad, to be linked to Berlin
  • 1902-06-05 Emperor Wilhelm II responds to growing demands from Polish and other Slavic peoples living within German territory by calling for more 'Germanization' of the slavs
  • 1902-06-28 Germany, Italy, and the Austro-Hungarian Empire renew their Triple Alliance for six more years
  • 1902-12-07 Britain and Germany issue an ultimatum to Venezuela demanding that President Cipriano Castro pay claims for damages caused during his takeover of the government in 1899

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1902-12-13 British and German ships bombard Venezuelan forts after President Castro refuses to comply with ultimatum demanding damages caused during his takeover of the government in 1899; Castro asks US President Theodore Roosevelt to arbitrate

26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt
  • 1904-02-22 The Hague Tribunal gives its decision in claims against Venezuela; it sets the sum to be paid by Venezuela and gives preferential treatment to the three powers that initiated the block - Britain, Germany, and Italy
  • 1904-03-03 Emperor Wilhelm II of Germany becomes the first person to make a sound recording of a political document, using Thomas Edison's cylinder
  • 1904-04-13 Battle of Oviumbo (in modern Namibia): Herero tribesmen rise up against German colonists
  • 1904-06-11 German Lt-Gen Lothar von Trotha lands in Swapokmund, SW-Africa
  • 1904-07-06 Two Russian cruisers move into the Red Sea and begin to stop ships of Britain, Germany, and other nations they believe friendly to Japan
  • 1904-08-11 German-ltalian General Von Trotha defeats Herero in SW Africa
  • 1904-11-28 Germany defeats Hottentotten in Warmbad SW-Africa
  • 1904-12-24 German SW Africa abolishes slavery of young children
  • 1905-03-31 Emperor Wilhelm II of Germany visits Tangier, Morocco and proclaims Germany's support of Moroccan independence and equal opportunity for all powers to trade there
  • 1905-04-01 "SOS" first adopted as a morse distress signal (· · · – – – · · ·) by German government
  • 1905-04-06 Germany receives invitation from Sultan of Morocco to an international conference to discuss matters relating to Morocco
  • 1905-06-06 French Foreign minister Delcasse resigns on German request

AgreementTreaty of Interest

1905-07-24 Tsar Nicholas II (Russia) and Emperor Wilhelm II (Germany) sign the Björkö Treaty, whereby each country agrees to come to the other's defense if attacked by European powers

Tsar Nicholas II
Nicholas II
German Emperor and King of Prussia Wilhelm II
German Emperor and King of Prussia
Wilhelm II
  • 1905-07-31 Matumbi rebellion at Samanga, German East Africa
  • 1905-08-14 Ngindo-rebellion killed 5 RC German clergymen in East-Africa
  • 1905-08-16 Mbunga-rebellion occupy German post Ifakara East-Africa
  • 1905-08-30 Pogoro/Ngindo attack Fort Mahenge German East-Africa

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 2,871

  • 1647-01-30 Konrad Hoffler, German composer (d. 1705)
  • 1647-08-12 Johann Heinrich Acker, German writer (d. 1719)

Person of interestJohann 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)
  • 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 C "Liselotte" van de Palts, German/French duchess of Orleans
  • 1652-12-09 Augustus Quirinus Rivinus, German physician (d. 1723)
  • 1653-01-07 Bernhard Albinus, German court-physician (Frederick of Prussia)
  • 1653-05-30 Claudia Felicitas of Austria, Empress consort of Germany (d. 1676)

Person of interestJohann Pachelbel

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

  • 1653-12-24 Georg Motz, German composer, born in Augsburg (d. 1733)
  • 1654-03-16 Andreas Acoluthus, German orientalist (d. 1704)
  • 1654-09-29 Vincenz Lubeck, German composer, born in Padingbüttel (d. 1740)
  • 1654-11-05 Christian Liebe, German composer
  • 1655-01-01 Christian Thomasius, German jurist (d. 1728)
  • 1656-11-04 Leonard Sailer, German composer and organist, born in Ulm (d. after 1694)
  • 1660-02-19 Friedrich Hoffmann, German physician and chemist (d. 1742)
  • 1660-04-06 Johann Kuhnau, German composer and writer, born in Geising (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 (d. 1746)
  • 1660-11-20 Daniel Ernst Jablonski, German theologian (d. 1741)
  • 1660-12-26 Peter Schenck, German/Neth engraver/publisher, baptised
  • 1661-09-02 Georg Bohm, German organist/composer
  • 1662-05-03 Matthäus Daniel Pöppelmann, German architect, born in Herford, Germany (d. 1736)
  • 1663-03-22 August Hermann Francke, German Protestant minister (d. 1727)
  • 1664-11-09 Johann Speth, German composer, born in Speinshart
  • 1665-02-12 Rudolph J Camerarius, German botanist/physician (sexuality plant)
  • 1665-03-27 Benjamin Neukirch, German poet (Herrn von Hofmannswaldau), born in Silesia, Poland (d. 1729)
  • 1666-03-15 George Bähr, German architect (Frauenkirche, Dresden) (d. 1738)
  • 1666-07-10 John Ernest Grabe, German-born Anglican theologian, born in Königsberg (d. 1711)
  • 1666-09-05 Gottfried Arnold, German theologist, historian and songwriter, born in Annaberg-Buchholz, Germany (d. 1714)
  • 1667-02-17 Georg Bronner, German composer and organist, born in Hamburg (d. 1720) baptismal date
  • 1667-11-05 Christoph Ludwig Agricola, German painter (d. 1719)
  • 1667-12-15 Ludwig Ernst, German composer, born in Gotha (d. 1739)
  • 1668-11-11 Johann Albert Fabricius, German scholar and bibliographer (d. 1736)
  • 1670-02-14 Georg Gabriel Schutz, German composer, born in Nuremberg, Germany (d. 1716)
  • 1674-11-04 Anton Englert, German composer and organist, born in Schweinfurt (d. 1751)
  • 1676-06-06 Georg Riedel, German composer, born in Königsberg, Germany (d. 1738)
  • 1676-07-14 Caspar Abel, German theologian, historian, and poet (d. 1763)
  • 1677-02-04 Johann Ludwig Bach, German composer (d. 1731)
  • 1678-07-26 Joseph I Habsburg, German king and Roman Catholic emperor (1705-11), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1711)
  • 1679-01-24 Christian von Wolff, German philosopher
  • 1679-10-20 Samuel von Cocceji, German lawyer
  • 1680-01-03 Johann Baptist Zimmermann, German stucco worker
  • 1680-09-22 Barthold Heinrich Brockes, German poet (d. 1747)
  • 1681-03-14 Georg Philipp Telemann, German late baroque composer, born in Magdeburg, Germany (d. 1767)
  • 1681-09-11 Johann Gottlieb Heineccius, German jurist, born in Eisenberg, Germany (d. 1741)
  • 1681-09-28 Johann Mattheson, composer, born in Hamburg, Germany
  • 1682-04-03 Johann Valentin Rathgeber, German benedictine and composer, born in Oberelsbach, Germany (d. 1750)
  • 1682-07-10 Bartholomäus Ziegenbalg, German Lutheran missionary to India, born in Pulsnitz, Saxony (d. 1719)
  • 1683-01-13 Johann Christoph Graupner, German composer
  • 1683-08-24 Meinrad Spiess, German composer, born in Honsolgen (d. 1761)
  • 1684-01-14 Johann Matthias Hase, German scientist (d. 1742)
  • 1684-03-26 Johann Graf, German composer, born in Nürnberg (d. 1750)
  • 1684-09-18 Johann Gottfried Walther, German composer and musicologist, born in Erfurt, Germany (d. 1748)
  • 1684-12-22 Johann J Dillenius [Dillen], German botanist (Historia Muscorum), born in Darmstadt, Germany (d. 1747)

Person of interestGeorge Frideric Handel

1685-02-23 George Frideric Handel, German-British baroque composer and organist (Messiah, Water Music), born in Halle, Duchy of Magdeburg, Germany (d. 1759)

Person of interestJohann Sebastian Bach

1685-03-31 Johann Sebastian Bach, German composer (Mattheus-Passion) [OS 21 Mar], born in Eisenach, Germany (d. 1750)

  • 1685-06-30 Dominikus Zimmermann, German architect/painter (Liebfrauenkirche)
  • 1687-01-30 [Johann] Balthasar Neumann, German architect, baptized
  • 1687-06-24 Johann Albrecht Bengel, German scholar (d. 1757)
  • 1687-12-26 Johann Georg Pisendel, German violinist/composer
  • 1688-03-25 Johann Gotthilf Ziegler, German baroque composer and organist, born in Germany (d. 1747)
  • 1690-03-18 Christian Goldbach, German mathematician (Goldbach position)
  • 1691-04-09 Johann Matthias Gesner, German classical scholar, born in Roth, Bavaria, Germany (d. 1761)
  • 1692-02-25 Karl Ludwig, Freiherr von Pöllnitz, German adventurer and writer (d. 1775)
  • 1692-11-07 Johannes Gottfried Schnabel, German author (Insel Felsenburg), born in Sandersdorf, Germany
  • 1692-11-15 Eusebius Amort, German Catholic theologian (d. 1775)
  • 1693-06-17 Johann Georg Walch, German theologian (d. 1775)
  • 1693-11-30 Christoph Förster, German composer (d. 1745)
  • 1694-08-24 Theodor A Freiherr von Neuhoff, German adventurer and King of Corsica [or 8/25], born in Cologne, Germany (d. 1756)
  • 1694-12-22 Hermann Samuel Reimarus, German philosopher and writer, born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1768)
  • 1695-04-08 Johann Christian Gunther, German poet, born in Striegau, Silesia (d. 1723)
  • 1695-06-05 Johann Conrad Schlaun, German baroque architect, born in Nörde, Warburg, Germany (d. 1773)
  • 1697-01-30 Johann Joachim Quantz, German royal flautist and composer, born in Scheden, Germany (d. 1773)
  • 1697-02-24 Bernard S Albinus, [Weiss], German surgeon/anatomist
  • 1697-03-09 Friederike C Neuber, German actress and author (Allerkostbarste Schatz), born in Reichenbach im Vogtland (d. 1760)
  • 1697-04-08 Pierre Prowo, German composer, born in Altona (d. 1757)
  • 1697-06-04 Jacob Israel Emden [Jacob ben Tswi], German rabbi, born in Altona, Denmark (d. 1776)
  • 1697-11-25 Gerhard Tersteegen, German evangelist/poet (wrote in blood)
  • 1699-02-17 Hans Georg Wenzeslaus von Knobelsdorff, German architect (Sanssouci)
  • 1700-05-26 Nicolaus Ludwig, Imperial Count von Zinzendorf und Pottendorf, German religious and social reformer, born in Dresden, Electorate of Saxony, Holy Roman Empire (d. 1760)
  • 1700-08-13 Heinrich von Brühl, German statesman, born in Gangloffsömmern, Thuringia, Germany (d. 1763)
  • 1701-01-27 Johann N von Hontheim, German church historian/suffragan (bishop)
  • 1702-01-10 Johannes Zick, German fresco painter (d. 1762)
  • 1702-05-02 Friedrich Christoph Oetinger, German Lutheran theologian, born in Göppingen, Germany (d. 1782)
  • 1702-07-17 Johann Schneider, German composer and pupil of Bach, born in Coburg, Bavaria, Germany (d. 1788)
  • 1703-01-29 Carlmann Kolb, German composer and priest, born in Kösslarn, Lower Bavaria (d. 1765)
  • 1703-05-08 Gottlob Harrer, German composer, born in Görlitz (d. 1755)
  • 1704-10-09 Ján Andrej Segner, Slovak and German mathematician, physicist, and physician, born in Bratislava, Slovakia (d. 1777)
  • 1704-11-01 Paul Daniel Longolius, German encylopedist (d. 1779)
  • 1705-05-10 Gallus Zeiler, German composer, born in Kempten (d. 1755)
  • 1705-09-07 Matthäus Günther, German painter, born in Peissenberg, Germany (d. 1788)
  • 1706-01-07 Johann Heinrich Zedler, German publisher (d. 1751)
  • 1706-02-12 Josef Christian, German sculptor
  • 1706-05-17 Andreas Felix von Oefele, German historian and librarian (d. 1780)
  • 1706-11-08 Johann Ulrich von Cramer, German judge and philosopher (d. 1772)

Famous Weddings

Famous Divorces

Famous Deaths

Deaths 201 - 300 of 1,983

  • 1638-08-12 Johannes Althusius, [Althaut], German lawyer, dies at about 81
  • 1638-11-08 Johann H Alsted, German theologist/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
  • 1646-01-06 Elias Hill, German architect of Augsburg, dies at 72
  • 1649-03-19 Gerhard Johann Vossius, German classical scholar and theologian (b. 1577)
  • 1649-11-19 Caspar Schoppe, German scholar (b. 1576)
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 Harsdorffer, German poet (b. 1607)
  • 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)
  • 1661-10-26 Johann B Schup, [Schuppius], German poet/historian/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
  • 1663-07-07 Thomas Baltzar, German violinist
  • 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 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 A Schall von Bell, German missionary and astronomer, dies at 75
  • 1666-08-30 Benedictus Carpzovius, [Benedikt Carpzov], German lawyer, dies
  • 1667-05-07 Johann Jakob Froberger, German organist/singer/composer, dies at 50
  • 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)
  • 1669-11-05 John Coccejus, German/Neth reformed theologist, dies at about 66
  • 1670-03-10 Johann Rudolf Glauber, German chemist (b. 1604)
  • 1671-12-28 Johann Friedrich Gronovius, German classical scholar, dies at 60
  • 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 hymnist (b. 1606)
  • 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 medical/mystic poet, dies
  • 1677-07-26 Michael Franck, German composer and baker, dies at 68
  • 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
  • 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 Johann A Quenstedt, German Lutherian theologist, 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
  • 1691-07-30 Daniel Georg Morhof, German writer and scholar (b. 1639)
  • 1692-11-14 Christoph Bernhard, German composer, dies at 64
  • 1692-11-19 Georg F von Waldeck, German commander-in-chief (Colors), dies
  • 1692-12-18 Veit Ludwig von Seckendorff, German statesman (b. 1626)
  • 1693-02-13 Johann Kaspar von Kerll, German composer, dies at 65
  • 1694-10-16 Samuel Freiherr von Pufendorf, German lawyer, dies at 62
  • 1701-02-15 Adam Drese, German composer, dies at 80
  • 1701-03-10 Johann Schelle, German composer, dies at 52
  • 1702-05-05 Jacob Hintze, German composer, dies at 79
  • 1702-06-15 Georg E Rumphius, German nature explorer, dies
  • 1703-01-11 Johann Georg Graevius, German classical scholar and critic (b. 1632)
  • 1703-03-20 Johann Kunckel/Kunkel, German alchemist/ambassador to Sweden, dies
  • 1703-03-31 Johann Christoph Bach, German composer (b. 1642)
  • 1704-02-23 Georg Muffat, French/German organist/composer, dies at 50
  • 1704-04-08 Hiob Ludolf, German orientalist (b. 1624)
  • 1704-11-04 Andreas Acoluthus, German orientalist (b. 1654)
  • 1705-02-05 Philipp Jakob Spener, German theologian (b. 1635)
  • 1705-04-02 Johann Lohner, German composer, dies at 59
  • 1706-03-01 Heino Heinrich Graf von Flemming, German field marshal and Governor of Berlin, dies at 73

Person of interestJohann Pachelbel

1706-03-09 Johann Pachelbel, German organist/composer, dies at 52

  • 1706-12-03 Emilie Juliane of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt, German countess and hymn writer (b. 1637)
  • 1707-05-09 Dietrich Buxtehude, German organist/composer, dies at about 69
  • 1707-06-24 Kaspar von Stieler, German poet (Teutsche Wolredner), dies at 74
  • 1707-10-05 Daniel Speer, German composer, dies at 71
  • 1708-10-11 Ehrenfried Walther von Tschirnhaus, German mathematician (Tschirnhaus transformation), dies at 57
  • 1709-12-01 Abraham a Sancta Clara, [Johann Megerle], German court preacher and friar, dies at 65
  • 1710-01-21 Johann Georg Gichtel, German mystic and religious leader, dies at 71
  • 1710-08-09 Gabriel Schutz, German composer, dies at 77
  • 1711-11-03 John Ernest Grabe, German-born Anglican theologian, dies at 45
  • 1711-12-17 Arnold Moonen, Dutch vicar and linguist (Defeated German Spraekkunst), dies at 67
  • 1714-03-27 Anton Ulrich, German duke of Brunswick/poet, dies at 80
  • 1715-12-15 George Hickes, English linguist (Old German Philology), dies at 73
  • 1716-03-13 Georg Gabriel Schutz, German composer, dies at 46
  • 1716-11-02 Engelbert Kaempfer, German physician and traveler, dies at 65

Person of interestGottfried Wilhelm Leibniz

1716-11-14 Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, German philosopher and mathematician (differential and integral calculus), dies at 70

Philosopher and Mathematician Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz
Philosopher and Mathematician
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz
  • 1719-08-19 Karl H Freiherr von Canstein, German lawyer, dies at 52
  • 1719-09-21 Johann Heinrich Acker, German writer (b. 1647)
  • 1720-03-08 Georg Bronner, German composer and organist, dies at 53
  • 1721-09-07 Bernhard Albinus, [Weiss], German artist (Frederik of Prussia), dies
  • 1721-09-11 Rudolph J Camerarius, German physician (sexuality plans), dies