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Germany timeline

800s - 1400s
  • (800) Charlamagne crowned Holy Roman Emperor
  • (843) Treaty of Verdun
  • (936) Otto I crowned King
  • (1027) Konrad II crowned Emporer of the Salians
  • (1138) Konrad III, first Hohenstaufen Emperor
  • (1155) Friedrich I Barbarossa crowned Emperor
  • (1250) Beginning of the Great Interregnum
  • (1273) Coronation of Rudolf I
  • (1312) Heinrich VII becomes Emperor
  • (1419-36) Hussite Wars
  • (1438) Albrecht II Emperor House of Hapsburg
1500s - 1800s
  • (1517) Martin Luther's Reformation
  • (1522) The Knights' War
  • (1524-25) The Peasants' War
  • (1540) first stock exchanges developed
  • (1546) Schmalkalden War begins
  • (1608) Establishment of the Protestant Union
  • (1609) Formation of the Catholic League
  • (1618-1648) Thirty Years' War
  • (1701) King of Prussia crowned
  • (1702-14) War of Spanish Succession
  • (1740) Frederick the Great crowned King of Prussia
  • (1740-42) The Silesian War
  • (1756-63) The Seven Years' War
  • (1803) Territorial reform of the German states
  • (1813) Battle of the Nations at Leipzig
  • (1847) Communist Manifesto published
  • (1848-49) The March Revolution
  • (1866) Prussian-Austrian War
  • (1870-71) Franco-Prussian War
  • (1871) Wilhelm I crowned Prussian King
  • (1890) Fall of Bismark
1900s
  • (1914) World War I begins
  • (1918) Declaration of the Republic
  • (1919) World War I ends
  • (1919) Treaty of Versailles signed
  • (1921) Adolf Hitler becomes leader of the NSDAP
  • (1926) Germany accepted into League of Nations
  • (1933) Hitler appointed Chancellor of the Reich
  • (1934-1945) Nazi Holocaust
  • (1939) Germany invades Poland, World War II begins

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1900s continued
  • (1941) Germany invades USSR
  • (1944) Allies land at Normandy
  • (1945) Hitler commits suicide
  • (1945) Germany surrenders, World War II ends
  • (1948-49) Berlin blockade
  • (1949) Federal Republic and GDR established
  • (1961) Berlin Wall built
  • (1972) West Germany hosts Summer Olympics
  • (1973) West and East Germany join UN
  • (1974) Hosts FIFA World Cups, and wins
  • (1982) Helmut Kohl elected Chancellor
  • (1989) Fall of the Berlin Wall
  • (1990) Reunification of Germany
  • (1990) Germany wins FIFA World Cup
  • (1998) Gerhard Shroder elected Chancellor
  • (1991) Berlin named capital
2000s
  • (2000) Hanover hosts Expo 2000
  • (2001) Women begin serving in Bundeswehr
  • (2002) Euro introduced across Germany
  • (2005) Pope Benedict XVI consecrated
  • (2005) Angela Merkel elected Chancellor