German History (Part 4)

Historical Events

Events 301 - 400 of 1,896

  • 1905-08-31 Mbunga rebellion takes German Fort Mahenge East Africa
  • 1905-09-23 Mbunga-siege of Fort Mahenge German East-Africa broken
  • 1906-03-31 GB Shaw's German version of "Caesar & Cleopatra" premieres in Berlin
  • 1906-06-05 Determined to keep pace with Britain as a major naval power, the German Reichstag passes new navy legislation, increasing the total tonnage in Germany's fleet

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1906-08-15 King Edward VII of Great Britain visits German Emperor Wilhelm II to discuss the escalating rivalry between their nations' naval forces

German Emperor and King of Prussia Wilhelm II
German Emperor and King of Prussia
Wilhelm II
  • 1906-12-13 German chancellor Bernhard von Bulow disbands the Parliament
  • 1907-02-07 Conservative coalition take over Reichstag in Germany after rallying conservatives against the threat of a socialist government
  • 1907-06-15 The 2nd Hague Peace Conference meets in an attempt to stop the arms race; Germany resists, but conference does make important rules around the rights of neutral powers
  • 1907-08-03 Emperor Wilhelm (Germany) meets with Tsar Nicholas (Russia) to discuss Germany's plan to build a railroad to Baghdad; the discussion helps move Russia towards Britain and eventually the Triple Alliance
  • 1907-08-16 Mulay Hafid is proclaimed the Sultan of Morocco by supporters leading to civil war; Mulay is supported by Germany while France supports the existing Sultan
  • 1907-10-27 The first trial of the so called Eulenberg Affair, which will rock the highest circles of Germany, ends
  • 1907-12-13 German Emperor Wilhelm II visits Amsterdam
  • 1908-04-23 Denmark, Germany, Britain, France, Netherlands & Sweden sign North Sea accord

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1908-06-09 King Edward VII of Great Britain visits Tsar Nicholas II at Reval, Russia, where the two discuss the growing power of Germany and British plans for reform in Macedonia

  • 1908-06-14 Fourth German Navy Bill is passed authorising the financing of the building of another four major warships
  • 1908-08-11 King Edward VII of Britain meets with Emperor Wilhelm of Friedrichshof, Germany; the main point of contention is the increasing size of Germany's navy

  • 1908-08-13 King Edward VII of Great Britain meets with Emperor Franz Joseph of Austria at Ischl; the King tries to persuade the Emperor to advise Germany against aggressive (anti-British) policies
  • 1908-10-28 The English Newspaper the Daily Telegraph prints an interview with Germany's Emperor Wilhelm II, who characterises himself as personally friendly to Britain but suggests the German people are hostile, causing uproar in both countries
  • 1908-12-09 The German Reichstag adopts a progressive social law restricting hours of factory work by young people and women
  • 1909-02-08 France & Germany sign treaty about Morocco
  • 1909-03-02 Great Britain, France, Germany & Italy asks Serbia to set no territorial demands
  • 1909-03-12 Alarmed over increasing German naval strength, Parliament passes a new naval appropriations bill
  • 1909-03-21 Germany sends Russia a diplomatic notes requesting recognition of the Austrian annexation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and cessation of support to Serbia in the controversy
  • 1909-07-14 Germany chancellor Bernhard von Bulow resigns
  • 1909-09-12 World's first patent for synthetic rubber granted to German chemist Fritz Hofmann
  • 1910-01-19 Germany & Bolivia end commerce and friendship treaty
  • 1910-01-22 Opera "Germania" premieres in NYC
  • 1910-04-24 German Catholic youth movement Quickborn forms
  • 1910-06-19 1st airship in service "Germany"
  • 1910-11-04 Russian Tsar Nicholas II visits German Emperor Wilhelm II at Potsdam; they force tentative agreements on spheres of influence in the Middle East
  • 1911-03-19 1st International Women's Day sees over 1 million men and women attend rallies in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland. Issues discussed included women's right to vote and to hold public office, the right to work, to vocational training and an end to discrimination on the job.
  • 1911-05-26 Germany passes legislation organizing Alsace and Lorraine as an autonomous state with a legislature
  • 1911-07-01 The German gunboat 'Panther' arrives off Agadir allegedly to protect German interests and nationals in Morocco
  • 1911-07-20 Generals Henry Wilson/Auguste Dubail sign plan for British Expeditionary army in case of war with Germany
  • 1911-07-31 Hungarian education is only taught in German

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1911-08-23 British Prime Minister H. H. Asquith holds secret meeting about British strategy in case of war with Germany

British Prime Minister H. H. Asquith
British Prime Minister
H. H. Asquith
  • 1911-11-04 France & Germany sign treaty about Morocco & Congo
  • 1912-02-08 British Emissary journeys to Berlin to suggest that Britain might support German colonial aspirations in Africa if Germany agrees to hold her current naval strength
  • 1912-07-22 In the face of ever-increasing German naval power, the British Admiralty decides to recall British warships from the Mediterranean and base them in the North Sea
  • 1912-12-05 The Triple Alliance among Italy, Austria, and Germany (originally signed in 1882) is renewed for six years, beginning in 1914, a move inspired by instability in the Balkans
  • 1913-04-21 German passenger ship Imperator runs aground

  • 1913-06-30 To increase the peacetime strength of the German Army, the Reichstag pass the Army and Finance Bills, a massive defense buildup

Appointment of InterestA Royal Fantasy!

1913-08-13 Otto Witte, a German acrobat and fantasist, is purportedly crowned King of Albania.
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  • 1914-05-15 US Colonel Edward House sails for Europe to persuade major powers to reduce armies and navies; from Germany, House reports: 'Everybody's nerves are tense; it only needs a spark to set the whole thing off'
  • 1914-07-05 Germany offers Austria war aid to fight against Russia in Serbia
  • 1914-07-25 Germany Socialist-Democrat Party declares: "No German blood for Austrian tyrant" in response to German support of Austria-Hungary
  • 1914-07-26 Irish Volunteers unload a shipment of 1,500 rifles and 45,000 rounds of ammunition arrive from Germany aboard Erskine Childers' yacht the Asgard; British troops fire on jeering crowd on Bachelors Walk, Dublin, killing three citizens
  • 1914-07-30 French troops withdraw 10 km from German border
  • 1914-07-31 German Emperor Wilhelm II threatens war, orders Russia to demobilize
  • 1914-08-01 Emperor Wilhelm II of Germany declares war on his nephew Tsar Nicholas II (WWI) of Russia in WWI
  • 1914-08-01 France and Germany mobilize their troops at outbreak of WWI
  • 1914-08-01 Trois Vierges: German 69th infantry regiment enters Luxembourg on outbreak of WWI
  • 1914-08-02 Belgian government receives German ultimatum
  • 1914-08-02 German press falsely reports that French bombed Nuremberg
  • 1914-08-02 German troops overthrows Luxembourg
  • 1914-08-02 Germany and Turkey sign secret treaty of alliance
  • 1914-08-03 Belgium rejects demand to allow free crossing for German Army leading to their invasion hours later
  • 1914-08-03 German battle cruiser Goeben leaves Messina
  • 1914-08-03 Germany invades Belgium and declares war on France, beginning World War I
  • 1914-08-04 WWI: German army shoots Belgian priests and burns down village of Battice
  • 1914-08-04 German fleet under admiral Souchon fire on Algerian coast
  • 1914-08-04 WWI: Germany declares war on Belgium; Britain declares war on Germany
  • 1914-08-04 WWI: King Albert I becomes Supreme Commander of Belgian army after German declaration of war

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1914-08-04 WWI: Field Marshal Lord Kitchener becomes British Minister of War after British declaration of war on Germany

General and Secretary of War Horatio Kitchener
General and Secretary of War
Horatio Kitchener
  • 1914-08-05 Massive German assault on forts around Liège
  • 1914-08-05 Westerschelde leaves due to German invasion in Belgium
  • 1914-08-06 WWI: German Zeppelin bombs Liege, 9 killed
  • 1914-08-06 WWI: Serbia declares war against Germany
  • 1914-08-07 Engagement between British cruiser HMS Gloucester and German cruisers SMS Breslau and SMS Goeben off Greece
  • 1914-08-07 German army occupies city of Liege, Belgium
  • 1914-08-08 Montenegro declares war on Germany
  • 1914-08-09 German U-15 was sunk by the British cruiser, H.M.S. Birmingham
  • 1914-08-10 At Liege, German 12"/16.5" guns reach Belgian boundary
  • 1914-08-10 German battle cruiser Goeben reaches Dardanellen/Turkey joins Germany
  • 1914-08-10 German troops reconquer Mulhouse in Elzas
  • 1914-08-12 German 16.5"/12" guns fires on forts round Liege
  • 1914-08-13 -14] German army occupies forts at Liege

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1914-08-15 Dinant, Belgium, destroyed by German bombs. Lt Charles de Gaulle (24), injured

French President Charles de Gaulle
French President
Charles de Gaulle
  • 1914-08-15 The first large public gathering of Boers in South Africa who do not want to support Britain in a war against Germany; British authorities will try to repress this movement, but discontent spreads
  • 1914-08-16 German army occupies last fort at Liege, Belgian general Leman caught
  • 1914-08-19 German army executed 150 Belgians by firing squad
  • 1914-08-19 German fleet bombs English coast
  • 1914-08-20 German General von Bulow executes 211 Belgians
  • 1914-08-20 Battle at Gumbinnen, East-Prussia: Russians beat Germans
  • 1914-08-20 Battle at Morhange: German troops chase French, killing thousands
  • 1914-08-20 German army captured Brussels as the Belgian army retreated to Antwerp
  • 1914-08-21 Belgium: German troops occupy Tamines
  • 1914-08-22 1st encounter between British & German troops (in Belgium)
  • 1914-08-22 German troops execute 384 inhabitants of Tamines, Belgium
  • 1914-08-23 -24] German troops plunder Belgium
  • 1914-08-23 Japan declares war on Germany in World War I
  • 1914-08-24 Battle of Bergen: Germans defeat Belgian/British troops
  • 1914-08-24 German troops occupy Namur, Belgium
  • 1914-08-25 German Zeppelins bomb Antwerp, Belgium, 10 die
  • 1914-08-25 German troops march into France and push French army to the Sedan
  • 1914-08-26 Battle of Tannenberg begins (WWI): 8th German army defeats Russian Narev army
  • 1914-08-27 Second day of Battle of Tannenberg (WWI): Germans bombard Usdau
  • 1914-08-28 Third day of Battle of Tannenberg (WWI): violent German/Russian battles
  • 1914-08-28 Battle of Helgoland: British fleet beats German, 1,100 killed
  • 1914-08-29 New Zealand forces capture German Samoa

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 301 - 400 of 2,869

  • 1707-01-22 Carl Hockh, German composer and violinist (d. 1773)
  • 1708-01-30 Georg Dionysius Ehret, German-English botanist and cartoonist, born in Heidelberg, Germany (d. 1770)
  • 1708-03-21 Caspar Ruetz, German composer, born in Wismar (d. 1755)
  • 1708-04-23 Friedrich von Hagedorn, German poet (Versuch einiger Poem), born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1754)
  • 1708-05-03 Johann Adolph Scheibe, German music theorist and composer, born in Leipzig, Germany (d. 1776)
  • 1709-01-22 Joseph Riepel, Austrian-born German composer, born in Rainbach im Mühlkreis (d. 1782)
  • 1709-03-10 Georg Steller, German naturalist (d. 1746)
  • 1709-10-25 Georg Gebel, German composer, born in Brzeg, Silesia (d. 1753)
  • 1710-02-01 Konrad Ernst Ackermann, German actor and theatre director (Die Oberpfalz), born in Schwerin, Germany (d. 1771)
  • 1710-07-21 Paul Möhring, German physician and scientist, born in Jever, Germany (d. 1792)
  • 1711-09-06 Henry Muhlenberg, German-born founder of the U.S. Lutheran Church, born in Einbeck, Germany (d. 1787)
  • 1712-01-24 Georg F Schmidt, German engraver/etcher
  • 1712-03-13 Isfrid Kayser, German composer, born in Türkheim an der Wertach (d. 1771)
  • 1712-10-30 Christian Wilhelm Ernst Dietrich, German painter
  • 1713-03-10 Raphael Weiss, German composer and priest, born in Wangen (d. 1779)
  • 1713-09-14 Johann Kies, German astronomer and mathematician, born in Tübingen, Germany (d. 1781)
  • 1714-03-08 Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, German composer, son of J. S. Bach, born in Weimar, Germany (d. 1788)
  • 1714-09-17 Gottlieb W Rabener, German author (Vom Misbrauch of the Satire)
  • 1715-01-10 Christian August Crusius, German philosopher and theologian (d. 1775)
  • 1715-03-07 Ewald Christian von Kleist, German poet (d. 1759)
  • 1715-07-25 Immanuel J. Pyra, German poet (Temple of Real Poetry), born in Kottbus, Brandenburg, Germany(d. 1744)
  • 1715-11-13 Dorothea Erxleben, German first female medical doctor, born in Quedlinburg, Germany (d. 1762)
  • 1716-09-02 Johann Trier, German composer, born in Themar, Thuringia
  • 1716-12-25 Johann Jakob Reiske, German scholar and physician (d. 1774)
  • 1717-08-13 Christoph Nichelmann, German composer and harpsichordist, born in Treuenbrietzen, Germany (d. 1762)
  • 1717-12-09 Johann J Winckelmann, German archaeologist (History of Ancient Art)
  • 1719-01-28 Johann Elias Schlegel, German critic and poet (d. 1749)
  • 1719-06-11 Franz K von Velbruck, German free mason/prince-bishop of Luik
  • 1719-08-04 Johann Gottlob Lehmann, German minerologist and geologist, born in Bad Gottleuba-Berggießhübel, Germany (d. 1767)
  • 1719-09-27 Abraham Gotthelf Kästner, German mathematician, born in Leipzig, Electorate of Saxony (d. 1800)
  • 1719-10-20 Gottfried Achenwall, German lawyer, statistician and economist
  • 1720-01-04 Johann Friedrich Agricola, German (court)composer/organist
  • 1720-05-11 Karl Friedrich Hieronymus Freiherr von Münchhausen, German adventurer (d. 1797)
  • 1720-08-11 Martin Gerbert, German composer, music historian and abbot, born in Horb am Neckar (d. 1793)
  • 1720-08-12 Konrad Ekhof [Hans Konrad Dieterich Eckhof], German actor and director, born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1778)
  • 1720-10-03 Johann Peter Uz, German poet (Lyrische Poem), born in Ansbach, Germany (d. 1796)
  • 1720-12-14 Justus Möser, German statesman (d. 1794)
  • 1721-04-24 Johann Philipp Kirnberger, German music theorist and violist, baptised in Saalfeld, Germany (d. 1783
  • 1721-07-09 Johann Nikolaus Götz, German poet (Die Mädcheninsel), born in Worms, Germany (d. 1781)
  • 1722-12-01 Anna Louisa Karsch "Die Karschin", German poet, born in Hammer, Silesia (d. 1791)
  • 1723-09-11 Johann Bernhard Basedow, German educational reformer, born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1790)
  • 1723-10-04 Nikolaus Poda von Neuhaus, Austrian entomologist, born in Vienna (d. 1798)
  • 1723-12-19 Susanne K von Klettenberg, German friend of Goethes mother
  • 1723-12-22 Carl Friedrich Abel, German composer, born in Köthen, Germany (d. 1787)
  • 1723-12-26 Friedrich Melchior, baron von Grimm, German writer (d. 1807)
  • 1724-07-02 Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock, German poet
  • 1724-12-13 Aepinus, [Franz UT Hoch], German physician/physicist
  • 1725-02-25 Karl Wilhelm Ramler, German poet (Geistliche Kantaten)
  • 1725-12-18 Johann Salomo Semler, German historian and Bible commentator (d. 1791)
  • 1728-02-21 Peter III, Kiel Germany, Russian Tsar (1762) and husband of Catherine the Great
  • 1728-03-22 Anton Raphael Mengs, German Bohemian painter and one of the precursors to Neoclassical painting, born in Ústí nad Labem, Bohemia (d. 1779)
  • 1728-08-26 Johann Heinrich Lambert, German scientist (d. 1777)
  • 1729-01-22 Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, German critic/dramatist
  • 1729-03-16 Georg W "Franz" Panzer, German vicar/librarian (Annales typographic)

Person of interestCatherine the Great

1729-05-02 Catherine the Great [Catherine II], German Empress of Russia (1762-96), born in Stettin, Kingdom of Prussia (d. 1796)

Empress of Russia Catherine the Great
Empress of Russia
Catherine the Great
  • 1729-09-06 Moses Mendelssohn, German Jewish enlightenment philosopher (Haksalah), born in Dessau, Principality of Anhalt (d. 1786)
  • 1729-09-25 Christian G. Heyne, German archaeologist, born in Chemnitz, Germany (d. 1812)
  • 1729-10-22 Johann Reinhold Forster, German botanist (d. 1798)
  • 1730-01-15 John Malchair, German-born English artist, violinist and composer, born in Cologne (d. 1812) baptismal date
  • 1730-08-27 Johann Georg Hamann, German counter-enlightenment philosopher ("Reason is language"), born in Königsberg, Kingdom of Prussia (d. 1788)
  • 1731-09-02 Johann F von Cronegk, German playwright (Olint und Sophronia)
  • 1731-12-06 Sophie von Laroche, German writer (History of Lady Sophia Sternheim), born in Kaufbeuren. Bavaria (d. 1807)
  • 1731-12-28 Christian Cannabich, German composer/royal chaplain master
  • 1732-08-08 Johann C Adelung, German linguist/librarian
  • 1733-03-15 Johann Zoffany, German painter, baptized
  • 1733-04-27 Josef Gottlieb Kölreuter, German Botanist who pioneered the study of plant hybrids, especially among the tobacco plants, born in Sulz am Neckar, Germany (d. 1806)
  • 1733-09-22 Anton Filtz [Fils], German composer, born in Eichstätt (d. 1760)
  • 1736-09-16 Johann Nikolaus Tetens, German-Danish philosopher and mathematician, born in Tetenbüll, Duchy of Schleswig, Denmark (d. 1807)
  • 1736-11-11 Johann H Schepp, German/Neth engraver

Person of interestWilliam Herschel

1738-11-15 William Herschel, German-British astronomer (discovered Uranus), born in Hanover, Brunswick-Lüneburg, Holy Roman Empire (d. 1822)

Astronomer William Herschel
Astronomer
William Herschel
  • 1740-03-19 Joseph F Weigl, German/Austrian(?), violin cellist
  • 1740-08-15 Matthias Claudius, German poet (d. 1815)
  • 1740-09-12 Johann Heinrich Jung, German author (Heinrich Stillings Leben), born in Hilchenbach, Germany (d. 1817)
  • 1741-08-25 Karl Friedrich Bahrdt, German theologian and adventurer, born in Bischofswerda, Germany (d. 1792)
  • 1741-09-11 Johann Jakob Engel, German author (Herr Lorenz Stark), born in Parchim, Germany (d. 1802)
  • 1741-09-22 Peter S Pallas, German geologist/zoologist (Siberia/Krim)
  • 1742-01-26 Johann Friedrich Ludwig Sievers, German composer, born in Hanover (d. 1806)
  • 1742-07-01 Georg C Lichtenberg, German physicist/writer (types of Lichtenberg)
  • 1742-10-12 Johann Peter Melchior, German sculptor, born in Lindorf, Germany (d. 1825)
  • 1742-12-16 Gebhard Fürst Blücher von Wahlstatt, German Field Marshal (d. 1819)
  • 1742-12-25 Charlotte von Stein, German friend of Goethe (d. 1827)
  • 1743-12-01 Martin H Klaproth, German chemist (uranium)
  • 1744-02-23 Mayer Amschel Rothschild, German Jewish banker and founder of the Rothschild banking dynasty, born in Frankfurt (d. 1812)
  • 1744-07-19 Heinrich Christian Boie, German author and editor, born in Meldorf, Germany (d. 1806)
  • 1744-08-25 Johann G von Herder, German philosopher, theologist and poet, born in Morąg, Poland (d. 1803)
  • 1746-02-16 Johann Heinse, German Sturm und Drang novelist/art critic
  • 1747-03-31 Johann Abraham Peter Schulz, German composer (Moon has Risen)
  • 1748-02-05 Christian Gottlob Neefe, German composer, conductor and tutor of Beethoven, born in Shimnitz, Saxony (d. 1798)
  • 1749-06-23 Konrad Back, German monastic composer, born in Haigerloch (d. 1810)

Person of interestJohann Wolfgang von Goethe

1749-08-28 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German social philosopher (Faust), born in Frankfurt am Main, Holy Roman Empire (d. 1832)

Social Philosopher Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Social Philosopher
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • 1750-03-16 Caroline Herschel, German astronomer, (comet 35P/Herschel-Rigollet), born in Hanover, Germany (d. 1848)
  • 1750-11-07 Friedrich Leopold Graf zu Stolberg, German poet, lawyer and translator, born in Bad Bramstedt, Germany (d. 1819)
  • 1751-02-18 Karl Haack, German composer, born in Berlin (d. 1819)
  • 1751-02-20 Johann Heinrich Voß, German poet (d. 1826)
  • 1751-04-09 Emanuel Schikaneder, German playwright and composer, born in Straubing, Germany (d. 1812)
  • 1752-02-17 Friedrich M Klinger, German playwright (Wirrwarr)
  • 1752-05-11 Johann Friedrich Blumenbach, German anthropologist (d. 1840)
  • 1752-05-14 Albrecht Thaer, German agronomist (d. 1828)
  • 1753-04-28 Franz K Achard, German physicist and chemist, born in Berlin (d. 1821)
  • 1753-11-03 August G Meissner, German author

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 301 - 400 of 1,981

  • 1722-04-14 Pieter Erberveld, German-Thai merchant on Java, Indonesia. He was accused of plotting a rebellion with the Javanese, tortured and executed at around 62
  • 1722-06-05 Johann Kuhnau, German composer and writer, dies at 62
  • 1722-11-24 Johann Adam Reincken, German organist and composer, dies at 99
  • 1722-12-08 Elisabeth C "Liselotte" van Palts, German/French duchess, dies at 70
  • 1724-06-24 Johann Theile, German composer (Adam und Eva), dies at 77
  • 1727-06-08 August Hermann Francke, German Protestant minister (b. 1663)
  • 1727-06-10 George Ludwig, German monarch of Hannover, King of England, dies at 67
  • 1727-09-17 Glückel of Hameln, German businesswoman (b. 1647)
  • 1728-02-12 Agostino Steffani, Italian-German diplomat and composer, dies at 73
  • 1728-09-23 Christian Thomasius, German jurist (b. 1655)
  • 1729-08-15 Benjamin Neukirch, German poet (Herrn von Hofmannswaldau), dies at 64
  • 1730-08-17 Mauritius Vogt, German composer, dies at 61
  • 1731-05-01 Johann Ludwig Bach, German composer (b. 1677)
  • 1732-03-20 Johann Ernst Hanxleden, German philologist (b. 1681)
  • 1733-02-26 Johann Adam Birkenstock, German composer and violinist, dies at 46
  • 1733-05-18 Georg Bohm, German organist/composer, dies at 71
  • 1734-05-24 Georg Ernst Stahl, German physician and chemist (b. 1660)
  • 1735-07-18 Johann Krieger, German composer and organist, dies at 83
  • 1736-04-30 Johann Albert Fabricius, German classical scholar and bibliographer (b. 1668)
  • 1737-01-17 Matthäus Daniel Pöppelmann, German architect, dies at 73
  • 1738-02-05 Georg Reidel, German composer, dies at 61
  • 1738-03-16 George Bähr, German architect (Frauenkirche, Dresden), dies at 72
  • 1738-12-13 Gotthard Wagner, German composer, dies at 59
  • 1739-11-12 Ludwig Ernst, German composer, dies at 71
  • 1740-02-09 Vincenz Lubeck, German composer, dies at 85
  • 1740-10-05 Johann Philipp Baratier, German scholar (b. 1721)
  • 1741-05-25 Daniel Ernst Jablonski, German theologian (b. 1660)
  • 1741-08-31 Johann Gottlieb Heineccius, German jurist, dies at 59
  • 1742-09-24 Johann Matthias Hase, German scientist (b. 1684)
  • 1742-11-12 Friedrich Hoffmann, German physician and chemist (b. 1660)
  • 1744-07-14 Immanuel J. Pyra, German poet (Temple of True Poetry), dies at 28
  • 1745-01-20 Charles VII Albert, German emperor (1742-45), dies at 47
  • 1745-12-05 Christoph Förster, German composer, dies at 52
  • 1746-02-28 Hermann von der Hardt, German historian (b. 1660)
  • 1746-11-14 Georg Steller, German naturalist (b. 1709)
  • 1747-01-16 Barthold Heinrich Brockes, German poet (b. 1680)
  • 1747-04-02 Johann J Dillenius, German botanist, dies at 63
  • 1747-09-15 Johann Gotthilf Ziegler, German baroque composer and organist, dies at 59
  • 1748-03-23 Johann Gottfried Walther, German composer and musicologist, dies at 63
  • 1748-12-11 Ewald G von Kleist, German lawyer/inventor of condensator, dies at 55
  • 1750-02-02 Johann Graf, German composer, dies at 65
  • 1750-06-02 Johann Valentin Rathgeber, German benedictine and composer, dies at 68

Person of interestJohann Sebastian Bach

1750-07-28 Johann Sebastian Bach, German composer (Art of the Fugue, Mattheus-Passion), dies at 65

  • 1751-03-21 Johann Heinrich Zedler, German publisher (b. 1706)
  • 1751-11-22 Anton Englert, German composer and organist, dies at 77
  • 1752-11-05 Carl Andreas Duker, German classical scholar (b. 1670)
  • 1753-08-19 [Johann] Balthasar Neumann, German architect, dies at 66
  • 1754-04-09 Christian von Wolff, German philosopher, dies at 75
  • 1754-10-28 Friedrich von Hagedorn, German poet (Versuch einiger Poem), dies at 46
  • 1755-01-07 Gallus Zeiler, German composer, dies at 49
  • 1755-07-09 Gottlob Harrer, German composer, dies at 52
  • 1755-09-09 Johann Lorenz von Mosheim, German historian (b. 1694)
  • 1755-09-24 Georg Gebel, German composer, dies at 45
  • 1755-10-04 Samuel von Cocceji, German lawyer, dies
  • 1755-11-25 Johann Georg Pisendel, German violist/composer, dies at 76
  • 1755-12-21 Caspar Ruetz, German composer, dies at 47
  • 1756-12-11 Theodor A Freiherr von Neuhoff, German adventurer and King of Corsica, dies at 62
  • 1757-11-08 Pierre Prowo, German composer, dies at 60
  • 1758-01-01 Johann F von Cronegk, German playwright (Codrus), dies at 26
  • 1758-03-02 Johann Baptist Zimmermann, German stucco worker, buried at 78

Person of interestGeorge Frideric Handel

1759-04-14 George Frideric Handel, German-British baroque composer and organist (Messiah, Water Music), dies at 74

  • 1759-07-25 Johann C Altnikol, German organist/klavecinist/composer, dies at 39
  • 1759-08-08 Karl Heinrich Graun, German composer, dies at 55
  • 1759-08-24 Ewald C von Kleist, German poet, dies at 44
  • 1760-03-14 Anton Filtz [Fils], German composer, dies at 26
  • 1760-04-12 Ernst Gottlieb Baron, German baroque composer, dies at 64
  • 1760-05-09 Nicolaus Ludwig von Zinzendorf und Pottendorf, Austrian born German religious and social reformer, dies at 59
  • 1761-06-12 Meinrad Spiess, German composer, dies at 77
  • 1761-08-03 Johann Matthias Gesner, German classical scholar, dies at 70
  • 1762-02-20 Tobias Mayer, German astronomer (b. 1723)
  • 1762-03-04 Johannes Zick, German fresco painter (b. 1702)
  • 1762-05-26 Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten, German philosopher (b. 1714)
  • 1762-07-20 Christoph Nichelmann, German composer and harpsichordist, dies at 44
  • 1763-01-11 Caspar Abel, German theologian, historian, and poet (b. 1676)
  • 1763-10-28 Heinrich von Brühl, German statesman, dies at 63
  • 1763-11-23 Friedrich Graf von Seckendorf, German soldier (b. 1673)
  • 1764-04-17 Johann Mattheson, German composer, dies at 82
  • 1764-05-10 Picander, [Christian Henrici], German writer (Die Weiberprobe), dies
  • 1764-11-20 Christian Goldbach, German mathematician, dies
  • 1765-01-15 Carlmann Kolb, German composer and priest, dies at 61
  • 1766-11-16 Dominikus Zimmermann, German architect/painter, dies at 81
  • 1766-12-12 Johann Christoph Gottsched, German writer (b. 1700)
  • 1767-01-22 Johann Gottlob Lehmann, German minterologist and geologist, dies at 47
  • 1767-06-25 Georg Philipp Telemann, German late baroque composer, dies at 86
  • 1768-03-01 Hermann Samuel Reimarus, German philosopher and writer (b. 1694)
  • 1768-05-27 Johann M Fleischmann, German/Dutch stamp/letter designer, dies
  • 1768-06-08 Johann J Winckelmann, German archaeologist, dies at 50
  • 1769-04-03 Gerhard Tersteegen, German evangelist/poet (in blood), dies at 71
  • 1770-09-09 Bernard S Albinus, [Weiss], German surgeon/anatomist, dies at 73
  • 1770-09-09 Georg Dionysius Ehret, German-English botanist and cartoonist, dies at 62
  • 1770-12-10 Theophil "Gottlieb" Muffat, German court organist/composer, dies at 80
  • 1771-03-01 Isfrid Kayser, German composer, dies at 58
  • 1771-11-13 Konrad Ernst Ackermann, German actor and theatre director (Die Oberpfalz), dies at 61
  • 1772-05-01 Gottfried Achenwall, German lawyer/statistics/economist, dies at 52
  • 1772-06-18 Johann Ulrich von Cramer, German judge and philosopher (b. 1706)
  • 1773-07-12 Johann Joachim Quantz, German royal flautist and composer, dies at 76
  • 1773-10-21 Johann Conrad Schlaun, German baroque architect, dies at 78
  • 1773-11-25 Carl Hockh, German composer, dies at 66
  • 1774-08-14 Johann Jakob Reiske, German physician (b. 1716)
  • 1774-12-02 Johann Friedrich Agricola, German (court)composer/organist, dies at 54