German History (Part 4)

Historical Events

Events 301 - 400 of 2,188

  • 1893-04-12 Battle at Hoornkrans Southwest-Africa: German Schutztruppen chases away Hottentotten under Hendrik Witbooi
  • 1893-07-13 Germany Army Bill is ratified

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

InventionHistoric Invention

1894-06-26 Karl Benz of Germany receives US patent for gasoline-driven auto

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1894-10-28 German Emperor Wilhelm II fires chancellor Leo von Caprivi & Premier Botho zu Eulenburg

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

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
  • 1897-08-10 German chemist Felix Hoffman first synthesizes acetylsalicylic acid, which would later be patened by his company Bayer under the name "aspirin"
  • 1898-04-10 First Navy Law is passed by the German Reichstag
  • 1898-08-09 Rudolf Diesel of Germany obtains patent #608,845 for his internal combustion engine, later known as the diesel engine
  • 1899-03-06 "Aspirin" (acetylsalicylic acid) patented by Felix Hoffmann at German company Bayer

InventionHistoric Invention

1899-03-14 German Ferdinand von Zeppelin receives a US patent for a "Navigable Balloon"

Inventor of the Zeppelin Ferdinand von Zeppelin
Inventor of the Zeppelin
Ferdinand von Zeppelin
  • 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
  • 1900-10-17 Bernhard von Bülow becomes German Chancellor
  • 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

Nobel prizeNobel Prize

1902-12-10 German organic chemist Emil Fischer is award the Nobel Prize for Chemistry for his work on sugar and purine syntheses

Chemist and Nobel Laureate Emil Fischer
Chemist and Nobel Laureate
Emil Fischer

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
  • 1902-12-15 German agricultural tariffs are increased
  • 1903-06-16 Reichstag elections with gains for the Social Democratic Party of Germany
  • 1904-01-12 Herero people of South West Africa, now Namibia, rebel against German colonial rule
  • 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
  • 1904-10-02 German General Lothar von Trotha issues order to exterminate Herero people of Namidia, first genocide of the 20th Century, will kill 65,000 Herero and 100,000 of the Nama tribe
  • 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
Tsar
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
  • 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
  • 1906-08-15 King Edward VII of Great Britain visits German Emperor Wilhelm II to discuss the escalating rivalry between their nations' naval forces
  • 1906-12-01 German Shoemaker Wilhelm Voigt (Capt of Köpenick) sentenced to 4 years for forgery after posing as Prussian officer
  • 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
  • 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
  • 1909-07-14 Theobold von Bethmann Hollweg nominated Germany Chancellor
  • 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

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 301 - 400 of 3,455

  • 1663-11-13 Friedrich Wilhelm Zachow, German musician and composer, born in Leipzig, Germany (d. 1712)
  • 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)
  • 1666-04-25 Johann Heinrich Buttstett, German composer, born in Bindersleben, Germany (d. 1727)
  • 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
  • 1667-08-28 Louise of Mecklenburg-Güstrow, queen of Denmark and Norway, born in Güstrow, Germany (d. 1721)
  • 1667-11-05 Christoph Ludwig Agricola, German landscape painter, born in Regensburg, Germany (d. 1719)
  • 1667-12-15 Ludwig Ernst, German composer, born in Gotha (d. 1739)
  • 1668-11-11 Johann Albert Fabricius, German classical scholar and bibliographer, born in Leipzig, Germany (d. 1736)
  • 1670-02-14 Georg Gabriel Schutz, German composer, born in Nuremberg, Germany (d. 1716)
  • 1670-04-24 Christian Ludwig Boxberg, German composer, born in Sondershausen, Thuringia, Germany (d. 1729)
  • 1673-02-06 Maximilian Dietrich Freisslich, German composer, born in Immelborn, Germany (d. 1731)
  • 1673-05-08 Johann Valentin Eckelt, German composer, born in Werningshausen, Germany (d. 1732)
  • 1673-08-28 Conrad Michael Schneider, German composer, born in Anspach (d. 1752) [or 26 August]
  • 1674-01-12 Reinhard Keiser, German opera composer
  • 1674-09-07 Ernest Augustus, Duke of York and Albany, German soldier and served under Emperor Leopold I, born in Osnabrück, Germany (d. 1728)
  • 1674-11-04 Anton Englert, German composer and organist, born in Schweinfurt (d. 1751)
  • 1675-10-24 Richard Temple, 1st Viscount Cobham, English soldier and politician, born in Parchim, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany (d. 1749)
  • 1676-04-17 Frederik I, van Hessen Kassel, King of Sweden (1720-51), born in Kassel, Germany (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)
  • 1676-09-18 Eberhard Ludwig, Duke of Württemberg, born in Stuttgart, Germany (d. 1733)
  • 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
  • 1679-02-14 Georg Friedrich Kauffmann, German composer, born in Ostramondra, Thuringia, Germany (d. 1735)
  • 1679-10-20 Samuel von Cocceji, German lawyer
  • 1679-11-10 Johann Christian Schieferdecker, German composer, born in Teuchern, Germany (d. 1732)
  • 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, German composer, born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1764)
  • 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)
  • 1682-09-13 Theodor Christlieb Reinhold, German composer, born in Eppendorf, Saxony, Germany (d. 1755)
  • 1683-01-13 Johann Christoph Graupner, German composer
  • 1683-04-17 Johann David Heinichen, German composer, born in Crössuln, Weissenfels, Germany (d. 1729)
  • 1683-08-24 Meinrad Spiess, German composer, born in Honsolgen (d. 1761)

Person of interestGeorge II

1683-11-10 George II [Georg August], King of Great Britain and Ireland, Elector of Hanover, born in Herrenhausen Palace, Germany (d. 1760)

King of Great Britain and Ireland George II
King of Great Britain and Ireland
George II
  • 1684-01-14 Johann Matthias Hase, German mathematician & astronomer, born in Augsburg, Germany (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)
  • 1684-10-05 Johann Jacob de Neufville, German composer, born in Nuremberg (d. 1712)
  • 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, Bavarian Baroque architect and painter (Liebfrauenkirche), born in Gaispoint, Germany (d. 1766)
  • 1685-10-01 Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor (1711-40), born in Hofburg Palace, Vienna (d. 1740)

Person of interestDaniel Gabriel Fahrenheit

1686-05-24 Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit, Dutch-German-Polish physicist, inventor, and scientific instrument maker, who invented the thermometer and the Fahrenheit scale, born in Danzig, Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth (d. 1736)

Inventor and Physicist Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit
Inventor and Physicist
Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit
  • 1686-08-29 Wilhelm Hieronymus Pachelbel, German composer, born in Erfurt, Germany (d. 1764)
  • 1686-10-12 Silvius Leopold Weiss, German composer and lutenist, born in Grodków, Poland (d. 1750)
  • 1687-01-30 [Johann] Balthasar Neumann, German architect, baptized
  • 1687-02-01 Johann Adam Birkenstock, German composer and violinist, born in Alsfeld, Hessen (d. 1733)
  • 1687-06-24 Johann Albrecht Bengel, German scholar, born in Winnenden, Württemberg (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)
  • 1690-04-25 Gottlieb Theophil Muffat, German composer, born in Passau, Germany (d. 1770)
  • 1691-04-09 Johann Matthias Gesner, German classical scholar, born in Roth, Bavaria, Germany (d. 1761)
  • 1691-08-28 Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, Holy Roman Empire Empress, born in Braunschweig, Germany (d. 1750)
  • 1692-02-25 Karl Ludwig, Freiherr von Pöllnitz, German adventurer and writer (d. 1775)
  • 1692-08-13 Anton Simon Ignaz Praelisauer, German composer, born in Kötzting, Bavaria (d. 1746)
  • 1692-11-07 Johannes Gottfried Schnabel, German author (Insel Felsenburg), born in Sandersdorf, Germany
  • 1692-11-15 Eusebius Amort, German Roman Catholic theologian, born in Bibermuehle, Bavaria (d. 1775)
  • 1693-06-17 Johann Georg Walch, German theologian, born in Meiningen, Germany (d. 1775)
  • 1693-08-30 Jacobus Nozeman, Dutch composer and organist, born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1745)
  • 1693-11-30 Christoph Förster, German composer, born in Bibra, Thuringia (d. 1745)
  • 1694-07-26 Johann Samuel Endler, German composer, born in Olbernhau, Germany (d. 1762)
  • 1694-08-24 Theodor A Freiherr von Neuhoff, German adventurer and King of Corsica [or 8/25], born in Cologne, Germany (d. 1756)
  • 1694-08-28 Charlotte Christine of Brunswick-Lüneburg, Wife of Tsarevich Alexei Petrovich of Russia, born in Wolfenbüttel, Germany (d. 1715)
  • 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)
  • 1696-05-23 Johann Caspar Vogler, German composer and organist, born in Hausen, Schwarzburg-Arnstadt (d. 1763)
  • 1696-11-02 Conrad Weiser, Pennsylvania's ambassador to the Native Americans, born in Herrenberg, Germany (d. 1760)
  • 1697-01-30 Johann Joachim Quantz, German royal flautist & 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)
  • 1697-04-16 Johann Gottlieb Gorner, German composer, born in Penig, Germany (d. 1778)
  • 1697-06-04 Jacob Israel Emden [Jacob ben Tswi], German rabbi, born in Altona, Denmark (d. 1776)
  • 1697-08-06 Charles VII, Holy Roman Emperor (1742-45), born in Brussels
  • 1697-11-25 Gerhard Tersteegen, German evangelist and poet (wrote in blood), born in Moers, Germany (d. 1769)
  • 1698-04-05 Georg Gottfried Wagner, German composer, born in Mühlberg, Saxony, Germany (d. 1756)
  • 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, born in Lachen, Germany (d. 1762)
  • 1702-03-27 Johann Ernst Eberlin, German composer, born in Jettingen-Scheppach, Germany (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)
  • 1702-09-06 Heinrich Nikolaus Gerber, German composer, born in Wenigenehrich, Germany (d. 1775)
  • 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)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 301 - 400 of 2,540

  • 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
  • 1693-03-01 Benedict Schultheiss, German composer, dies at 39
  • 1694-10-16 Samuel Freiherr von Pufendorf, German lawyer, dies at 62
  • 1696-05-31 Heinrich Schwemmer, German composer, dies at 75
  • 1700-07-19 Hieronymus Gradenthaler, German composer, 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
  • 1702-11-04 Thomas Eisenhut, German composer, dies at 58
  • 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, dies at 60
  • 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 Löhner, German composer, dies at 59
  • 1706-03-01 Heino Heinrich Graf von Flemming, German field marshal and Governor of Berlin, dies at 73
  • 1706-12-03 Emilie Juliane of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt, German countess and hymn writer (b. 1637)
  • 1707-04-20 Johann Christoph Denner, German musician and inventor (clarinet), dies at 51
  • 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 Ulrich 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
  • 1711-04-17 Joseph I, Holy Roman Emperor (1705-11), dies of smallpox at 32
  • 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
  • 1712-08-04 Johann Jacob de Neufville, German composer, dies at 27
  • 1712-08-26 Sebastian Anton Scherer, German composer, dies at 80
  • 1714-03-27 Anton Ulrich, German duke of Brunswick/poet, dies at 80
  • 1714-04-17 Philipp Heinrich Erlebach, German composer, dies at 56
  • 1715-09-02 Constantin Christian Dedekind, German composer and poet, dies at 87
  • 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
  • 1719-02-23 Bartholomäus Ziegenbalg, German Lutheran missionary to India, dies at 36
  • 1719-04-15 Johann Friedrich Treiber, German historian & composer, dies at 76
  • 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
  • 1720-07-27 Johann Samuel Welter, German composer, dies at 69
  • 1721-09-07 Bernhard Albinus, [Weiss], German artist (Frederik of Prussia), dies
  • 1721-09-11 Rudolph J Camerarius, German physician (sexuality plans), dies
  • 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 Charlotte "Liselotte", German-French duchess of Orleans, dies at 70
  • 1723-12-20 Augustus Quirinus Rivinus, German physician and botanist, dies at 71
  • 1724-06-24 Johann Theile, German composer (Adam und Eva), dies at 77
  • 1724-08-24 Andreas Kneller, German composer, dies at 75
  • 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)
  • 1727-12-01 Johann Heinrich Buttstett, German composer, dies at 61
  • 1728-02-12 Agostino Steffani, Italian-German diplomat and composer, dies at 73
  • 1728-09-23 Christian Thomasius, German jurist (b. 1655)
  • 1729-07-16 Johann David Heinichen, German composer, dies at 46
  • 1729-08-15 Benjamin Neukirch, German poet (Herrn von Hofmannswaldau), dies at 64
  • 1729-12-01 Christian Ludwig Boxberg, German composer, dies at 59
  • 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)
  • 1732-04-05 Johann Christian Schieferdecker, German composer, dies at 52
  • 1732-05-13 Theodor Schwartzkopff, German composer, dies at 72
  • 1732-12-18 Johann Valentin Eckelt, German composer, dies at 59
  • 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)
  • 1735-02-24 Georg Friedrich Kauffmann, German composer, dies at 56
  • 1735-07-18 Johann Krieger, German composer and organist, dies at 83
  • 1736-04-30 Johann Albert Fabricius, German classical scholar and bibliographer, dies at 67

Person of interestDaniel Gabriel Fahrenheit

1736-09-16 Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit, Dutch-German-Polish physicist, inventor and scientific instrument maker, who invented the thermometer and the Fahrenheit scale, dies at 50

Inventor and Physicist Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit
Inventor and Physicist
Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit
  • 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
  • 1739-09-12 Reinhard Keiser, German conductor/composer (Markus-Passion), dies at 65
  • 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)
  • 1740-10-20 Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor (1711-40), dies at 55
  • 1741-05-25 Daniel Ernst Jablonski, German Protestant theologian, dies at 80
  • 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
  • 1746-01-05 Anton Simon Ignaz Praelisauer, German composer, dies at 53