History of Germany

Timeline created by mrotroff
In History
  • 476

    Odoacer becomes first German king

  • Oct 14th, 0800

    Charlemagne becomes king of the Holy Roman Empire

  • Dec 11th, 1096

    The first Crusade

  • Oct 14th, 1348

    Beginning of Bubonic plague (-1350)

  • Oct 14th, 1356

    Charles IV est. First German Constitution

  • Oct 14th, 1438

    Beginning of Hapsburg reign

  • Dec 11th, 1499

    Switzerland breaks away from the Empire

  • Oct 31st, 1517

    Martin Luther's 95 Thesis

  • Oct 14th, 1555

    Peace of Augsburg - Lutherans as equals

  • 30 Year War Begins (-1648)

  • Peace of Westphalia

  • Johann Sebastian Bach Born

    One of the Greatest German Composers, Died 1750
  • Frederick crowned the first king of Prussia

  • Immanuel Kant

    Critique of Pure Reason, Died in 1804
  • Wolfgang Goethe Born

    Major Literary Figure, Died 1832
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Born

    Great Musician, Died 1791
  • Friedrich Schiller Born

    One of Germany's greatest dramatists and poets, Died 1805
  • Sturm und Drang Begins

    Subjectivity, extremes of emotion were at the center of this literary phase, ends in 1780s
  • Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

    German pilosopher, influenced Karl Marx, Died 1831
  • Brothers Grimm Born

    Compilers of German fairytales, Died 1955
  • Karl Marx

    German philosopher and writer, co-inventor of Communism, Died 1883
  • Theodor Fontane Born

    German Poet and Novelist, Died 1898
  • Leise Revolution

  • Franco-Prussian War (-1871)


  • Albert Einstein Born

    Died 1955
  • World War I begins

  • World War I ends

  • Hitler becomes Chancellor

  • Germany invades Poland, Beginning of WWII

  • End of World War II

    Followed by the Nuremberg War Crimes Trial
  • Berlin Wall Built

  • East Germany builds wall

  • Michael Schumacher Born

    German Formla One Race Driver
  • End of Cold War, Wall comes down

  • German unification

  • Hermann (Arminius) defeated the Romans in theTeutoburger Wald

  • Period:
    Dec 11th, 0800

    Holy Roman Empire

    Charlemagne created HRE first
    Ended with the Napoleonic invasion
  • Period:
    Dec 11th, 0919
    Dec 11th, 1024

    The Saxon dynasty rule Germany

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    Baroque Period

    Reflections on the Thirty Years War
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    Baroque time period

    Time period of German Music
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    Thirty Years War

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    German Reich

    Began after Franco-Prussian War
    Ended with the Defeat of Nazi Germany
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    DDR & BRD