German History (Part 5)

Historical Events

Events 401 - 500 of 2,210

AgreementAgreement of Interest

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

Tsar Nicholas II
Tsar
Nicholas II
German Emperor and King of Prussia Wilhelm II
German Emperor and King of Prussia
Wilhelm II
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1912-12-08 Wilhelm II of Germany calls 'War Council'

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

BattleDeclaration of War

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

BattleBattle of Interest

1914-08-05 Battle of Liège: first battle of WWI, massive German assault on forts around Belgium city of Liège led by Erich Ludendorff

German General Erich Ludendorff
German General
Erich Ludendorff
  • 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
  • 1914-08-25 German troops in occupied Belgium begin the 6 week "Sack of Louvain," destroying historical buildings and killing hundreds of civilians
  • 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
  • 1914-08-30 1st German plane bombs Paris, 2 killed
  • 1914-08-30 Battle of Tannenberg (WWI) ends in destruction of Russian 2nd Narev army, ca. 170,000 killed or injured, German victory on Eastern Front
  • 1914-08-31 German troops reconquer Soldau/Neidenburg East-Prussia
  • 1914-09-04 General von Moltke ceases German advance in France

CommunicationHistoric Communication

1914-09-05 US President Woodrow Wilson orders US Navy to make its wireless stations accessible for any transatlantic communications - even to German diplomats sending coded messages; leads to interception of the Zimmermann telegram, helping bring the US into the war

28th US President Woodrow Wilson
28th US President
Woodrow Wilson

Battle of InterestFirst Battle of the Marne

1914-09-06 World War I: First Battle of the Marne begins, French and British forces prevent German advance on Paris (till the 12th Sept)
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  • 1914-09-11 Australia invades New Britain, defeating a German contingent there.
  • 1914-09-14 German staff-of-chief Helmut von Moltke replaced by Erich von Falkenhayn
  • 1914-09-14 German troops withdraw from Aisne/invent trenches
  • 1914-09-15 First Battle of Aisne finishes, Germans vs. French & British during WW I
  • 1914-09-18 Battle of Aisne ends with Germans beating French during WW I

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1914-09-18 General Paul von Hindenburg named commander of German armies on the Eastern Front

German President and WWI General Paul von Hindenburg
German President and WWI General
Paul von Hindenburg
  • 1914-09-18 South African troops land in German South West Africa
  • 1914-09-22 1 German submarine sinks 3 British ironclads, 1,459 die
  • 1914-09-22 Louis Botha, premier of the Union of South Africa, assumes command of the armed forced after having dismissed General Beyers because of his resistance to aiding British in the war against Germany
  • 1914-09-26 Germans arrest A Max, mayor of Brussels
  • 1914-09-28 German forces move into Antwerp Belgium (WWI)
  • 1914-10-09 German troops take Antwerp in World War I
  • 1914-10-10 German forces rout Belgians in Antwerp, Belgium (WWI)
  • 1914-10-11 German troops occupy Ghent
  • 1914-10-13 Pro-German Boers begin opposition to British authority in South Africa
  • 1914-10-14 German troops occupy Brug
  • 1914-10-18 Schoenstatt Movement is founded in Germany
  • 1914-10-21 Battle of Warsaw ends with German defeat
  • 1914-10-28 German battle cruiser Goeben enters Black Sea
  • 1914-11-01 German-British naval battle at Coronel, Chile

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 401 - 500 of 3,514

  • 1703-09-03 Johann Theodor of Bavaria, Prince-Bishop of Regensburg, Freising and Liège, born in Munich, Germany (d. 1763)
  • 1704-05-07 Carl Heinrich Graun, German composer, born in Wahrenbrück, Brandenburg, Germany (d. 1759)
  • 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)
  • 1705-04-20 Balthasar Schmid, German composer and printer, born in Nuremberg, Bavaria (d. 1749)
  • 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)
  • 1705-09-28 Johann Peter Kellner, German organist and composer, born in Gräfenroda, Thuringia, Germany (d. 1772)
  • 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)
  • 1706-09-21 Jacob Wilhelm Lustig, German composer, born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1796)
  • 1706-11-08 Johann Ulrich von Cramer, German judge and philosopher (d. 1772)
  • 1707-01-22 Carl Hockh, German composer and violinist (d. 1773)
  • 1707-02-01 Frederick Louis, English prince of Wales and son of George II, born in Hanover, Germany (d. 1751)
  • 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)
  • 1708-12-04 Marianus Königsperger, German composer, born in Roding, Germany (d. 1769)
  • 1708-12-08 Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor (1745-1765)
  • 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)
  • 1710-11-10 Adam Gottlob Moltke, Danish statesman, born in Walkendorf, 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)
  • 1713-08-01 Charles I, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg, born in Brunswick, Germany (d. 1780)
  • 1713-09-14 Johann Kies, German astronomer and mathematician, born in Tübingen, Germany (d. 1781)
  • 1713-10-10 Johann Ludwig Krebs, German musician and composer, born in Buttelstedt, Germany (d. 1780)
  • 1714-03-08 Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, German composer, son of J. S. Bach, born in Weimar, Germany (d. 1788)
  • 1714-08-28 Anthony Ulrich II, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg, born in Bevern, Germany (d. 1774)
  • 1714-09-17 Gottlieb W Rabener, German author (Vom Misbrauch of the Satire)
  • 1715-01-10 Christian August Crusius, German philosopher and theologian, born in Leuna, Germany (d. 1775)
  • 1715-03-07 Ewald Christian von Kleist, German poet (d. 1759)
  • 1715-04-17 Johann Wolfgang Kleinknecht, German composer, born in Ulm, Germany (d. 1786)
  • 1715-04-23 Johann Friedrich Doles, German composer, pupil of J. S. Bach, born in Steinbach-Hallenberg, Germany (d. 1797)
  • 1715-07-04 Christian Fürchtegott Gellert, German poet and novelist (Fables & Tales), born in Hainchen, Germany (d. 1769)
  • 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)
  • 1715-12-09 Georg Gottfried Petri, German composer, born in Żary, Poland (d. 1795)
  • 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 Winckelmann, German archaeologist (History of Ancient Art), born in Stendal, Prussia (d. 1768)
  • 1719-01-28 Johann Elias Schlegel, German critic and poet (d. 1749)
  • 1719-04-17 Christian Gottfried Krause, German composer, born in Wińsko, Poland (d. 1770)
  • 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)
  • 1720-07-24 Louise Ulrike, queen of Sweden and wife of Adolf Frederik, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1782)
  • 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 and writer, born in Osnabrück, Germany (d. 1794)
  • 1721-02-03 Friedrich Wilhelm, baron von Seydlitz, Prussian general, born in Kalkar, Germany l (d. 1773)
  • 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)
  • 1722-06-08 Jakob Friedrich Kleinknecht, German composer, born in Ulm, Baden-Württemberg, Germany (d. 1794)
  • 1722-09-05 Frederick Christian, Elector of Saxony, born in Dresden Castle, Dresden, Germany (d. 1763)
  • 1722-12-01 Anna Louisa Karsch "Die Karschin", German poet, born in Hammer, Silesia (d. 1791)
  • 1723-06-11 Johann Georg Palitzsch, German astronomer, 1st saw Halley's comet on return, born in Prohlis, Dresden, Germany (d. 1788)
  • 1723-09-11 Johann Bernhard Basedow, German educational reformer, born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1790)
  • 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)
  • 1724-01-30 Ignaz Franz Xaver Kurzinger, German composer, born in Rosenheim (d. 1797)

Person of interestImmanuel Kant

1724-04-22 Immanuel Kant, German philosopher (Critique of Pure Reason), born in Königsberg, East Prussia (d. 1804)

Philosopher Immanuel Kant
Philosopher
Immanuel Kant
  • 1724-07-02 Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock, German poet
  • 1724-12-13 Franz Aepinus, German physician and physicist, born in Rostock, Duchy of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (d. 1802)
  • 1725-02-25 Karl Wilhelm Ramler, German poet (Geistliche Kantaten)
  • 1725-04-20 Johann Friedrich Klöffler, German composer, born in Kassel, Germany (d. 1790)
  • 1725-07-16 Georg Simon Löhlein, German pianist and composer, born in Neustadt bei Coburg, Germany (d. 1781)
  • 1725-08-24 Johann Balthasar Kehl, German composer, born in Coburg, Germany (d. 1778)
  • 1725-12-18 Johann Salomo Semler, German historian and Bible commentator (d. 1791)
  • 1727-03-14 Johann Gottlieb Goldberg, German composer, born in Danzig (Gdańsk), Royal Prussia (d. 1756)
  • 1727-08-23 Friedrich Hartmann Graf, German composer, born in Rudolstadt, Germany (d. 1795)
  • 1727-10-09 Johann Wilhelm Hertel, German composer, born in Eisenach, Germany (d. 1789)
  • 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)
  • 1728-08-29 Maria Anna Sophia of Saxony, Electress of Bavaria, born in Dresden Castle, Dresden, Germany (d. 1797)
  • 1728-12-22 Charles Frederick, Margrave, Elector and later Grand Duke of Baden, born in Baden-Württemberg, Germany (d. 1811)
  • 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
  • 1730-06-07 Georg von Pasterwiz, Austrian composer, born in Passau, Germany (d. 1803)
  • 1730-08-27 Johann Georg Hamann, German counter-enlightenment philosopher ("Reason is language"), born in Königsberg, Kingdom of Prussia (d. 1788)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 401 - 500 of 2,549

  • 1745-12-05 Christoph Förster, German composer, dies at 52
  • 1746-01-05 Anton Simon Ignaz Praelisauer, German composer, dies at 53
  • 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
  • 1749-11-27 Balthasar Schmid, German composer and printer, dies at 44
  • 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

  • 1750-10-16 Silvius Leopold Weiss, German composer and lutenist, dies at 64
  • 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
  • 1755-03-24 Theodor Christlieb Reinhold, German composer, dies at 72
  • 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
  • 1756-03-23 Georg Gottfried Wagner, German composer, dies at 57
  • 1756-04-15 Johann Gottlieb Goldberg, German composer, dies at 29
  • 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)
  • 1762-04-23 Johann Samuel Endler, German composer, dies at 67
  • 1762-05-26 Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten, German philosopher (b. 1714)
  • 1762-06-19 Johann Ernst Eberlin, German composer, dies at 60
  • 1762-07-20 Christoph Nichelmann, German composer and harpsichordist, dies at 44
  • 1763-01-11 Caspar Abel, German theologian, historian, and poet (b. 1676)
  • 1763-06-01 Johann Caspar Vogler, German composer, dies at 67
  • 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
  • 1765-08-18 Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor (1745-65) dies at 56
  • 1766-02-26 August Bernhard Valentin Herbing, German organist and composer, dies at 30
  • 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
  • 1767-05-18 Thaddaus Ferdinand Lipowsky, German composer, dies at 28
  • 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 Winckelmann, German archaeologist (History of Ancient Art), dies at 50
  • 1769-04-03 Gerhard Tersteegen, German evangelist and poet (wrote in blood), dies at 71
  • 1769-10-09 Marianus Königsperger, German composer, dies at 60
  • 1769-12-13 Christian Fürchtegott Gellert, German poet and novelist (Fables & Tales), dies at 54
  • 1770-05-04 Christian Gottfried Krause, German composer, dies at 51
  • 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
  • 1770-12-09 Gottlieb Theophil Muffat, German composer, dies at 80
  • 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
  • 1772-04-19 Johann Peter Kellner, German organist and composer, dies at 66
  • 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
  • 1774-12-13 Susanne K von Klettenberg, German friend of Goethes mother, dies at 50
  • 1775-02-05 Eusebius Amort, German Catholic theologian (b. 1692)
  • 1775-06-23 Karl Ludwig, Freiherr von Pöllnitz, German adventurer and writer (b. 1692)
  • 1775-08-06 Heinrich Nikolaus Gerber, German composer, dies at 72
  • 1775-10-18 Christian August Crusius, German philosopher and theologian (b. 1715)
  • 1776-04-19 Jacob Israel Emden [Jacob ben Tswi], German rabbi, dies at 78
  • 1776-04-22 Johann Adolph Scheibe, German music theorist and composer, dies at 67
  • 1777-06-22 Josef Christian, German sculptor, dies at 71
  • 1777-10-05 Ján Andrej Segner, Slovak and German mathematician, physicist, and physician, dies at 72
  • 1778-02-15 Johann Gottlieb Gorner, German composer, dies at 80
  • 1778-06-16 Konrad Ekhof [Hans Konrad Dieterich Eckhof], German actor and director, dies at 57
  • 1779-02-24 Paul Daniel Longolius, German encylopedist (b. 1704)
  • 1779-06-29 Anton Raphael Mengs, German Bohemian painter and one of the precursors to Neoclassical painting, dies at 51
  • 1779-10-28 Raphael Weiss, German composer and priest, dies at 66
  • 1780-01-02 Johann Ludwig Krebs, German musician and composer, dies at 66