Wrocław in History

Historical Events

  • 1956-12-11 Anti-Russian demonstrations in Stettin & Wroclaw, Poland

Famous Birthdays

  • 1809-08-30 Adolf Friedrich Hesse, German composer, born in Wrocław, Poland (d. 1863)
  • 1831-08-13 Salomon Jadassohn, German pianist and composer, born in Wrocław, Poland (d. 1902)
  • 1837-09-19 Adolf Sonnenfeld, Polish violinist and composer, born in Wrocław, Poland (d. 1914)
  • 1838-05-24 Paul Laband, German lawyer, born in Wrocław, Poland (d. 1918)
  • 1873-11-09 Otfrid Foerster, German neurologist, born in Wrocław, Poland (d. 1941)
  • 1881-01-25 Emil Ludwig, German biographer (Diana, Son of Man), born in Wrocław, Poland (d. 1948)
  • 1881-12-04 Erwin von Witzleben, German fieldmarshal (July 20th plot), born in Wrocław, Poland (d. 1944)
  • 1884-10-11 Friedrich Bergius, German chemist (benzine from brown coal, Nobel 1931), born in Breslau (Wrocław), Germany (d. 1949)

Person of interestThe Red Baron

1892-05-02 Manfred von Richthofen [The Red Baron], German World War I fighter ace, born in Wrocław, Poland (d. 1918)

World War I Fighter Ace The Red Baron
World War I Fighter Ace
The Red Baron
  • 1904-09-14 Richard Mohaupt, German composer (Bucolica), born in Wrocław, Poland (d. 1957)
  • 1976-07-16 Tomasz Kuchar, Polish rally driver, born in Wrocław, Poland