Timeline of Germany

Timeline of Germany
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Martin Luther initiates the Reformation
Franco-Prussian War
The National Socialist German Workers Party (Nazis) led by Adolf Hitler
WW1 and WW2
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      Bronze Age, Iron Age and Dark Ages - The ancient culture of the Celts had settled in many European countries including France
As a Nation State, the united country of Germany did not exist until 1871 and prior to this was made up of individual territories
 
         
    768 768-814 - Charlemagne rules as King of the Franks and is crowned as Holy Roman Emperor  
         
    870 Formation of the duchies of Franconia, Saxony, Bavaria and Lorraine  
         
    919 919 - 1024 The Saxon dynasty rule Germany  
         
    1024 1024-1255 - The Salian dynasty rules the Germans  
         
    1099 First Crusade ( The People's Crusade). Jerusalem is re-taken from the Muslims on the urging of Pope Urban II. 1st Crusade led by Count Raymond IV of Toulouse and proclaimed by many wandering preachers, notably Peter the Hermit  
         
    1118 The Knights Templar founded to protect Jerusalem and European pilgrims on their journey to the city  
         
    1138 1138 -1254 - The Hohenstaufen dynasty  
         
    1147 Second Crusade led by Holy Roman Emperor Conrad III and by King Louis VII of France  
         
    1190 Third Crusade 3rd Crusade led by Richard the Lionheart of England, Philip II of France, and Holy Roman Emperor Frederick I. Saladin manages to unite the Muslim world and recapture Jerusalem, sparking the fourth Crusade  
         
    1200 Fourth Crusade and the French/Flemish advanced on Constantinople but the Christians fail to recapture Jerusalem  
         
    1212 The Children's Crusade led by a French peasant boy, Stephen of Cloyes  
         
    1270 Other crusades follow including the eighth crusade led by Louis IX of France - but the armies still fail to capture Jerusalem  
         
    1273 Rudolf of Hapsburg crowned king of the Germans  
         
    1348 The Black Death ravages Europe for the first of many times. An estimated one third of the population  is thought to have perished within the first year  
         
    1499 Switzerland breaks away from the German empire  
         
    1517 Martin Luther initiates the Reformation  
         
    1546 1546-1547: Emperor Charles V defeats the Protestant princes and allies  
         
    1555 The Peace of Augsburg where the princes determine the religion of their territories  
         
    1618 1618 - 1648: The Thirty Years War ending with the Peace of Westphalia  
         
    1701 Frederick crowned the first king of Prussia  
         
    1740 1740 - 1748:  The War of Austrian Succession  
         
    1806 The Confederation of the Rhine was established by Napoleon Bonaparte  
         
    1806 Prussia declared war on France and was defeated by Napoleon Bonaparte  
         
    1813 The Prussians helped defeat Napoleon Bonaparte at Leipzig  
         
    1814 1814-1815: Congress of Vienna establishes the German Confederation of 39 independent German states  
         
    1815 Napoleon was defeated at Waterloo  
         
    1862 Otto von Bismarck appointed prime minister of Prussia  
         
    1870 Franco-Prussian War  
         
    1871 January: Germany captures Paris  
         
    1871 18 January: Wilhelm I was crowned the first Kaiser of the German Empire uniting all of the German states  
         
    1914 28 June - Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary and his wife were assassinated in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina provoking World War I
August: Germany declares war on Russia and France. The United Kingdom declares war on Germany
 
         
    1918 9 November: Germany was declared a republic  
         
    1918 11 November: The Treaty of Versailles ends World War I and the Rhineland was placed under Allied occupation for 15 years  
         
    1919 19 January: A national assembly meets in Weimar to write a new German Constitution - called the Weimar Republic  
         
    1923 The National Socialist German Workers Party (Nazis) attempt an unsuccessful armed rebellion led by Adolf Hitler  
         
    1933 Hindenburg appoints Adolf Hitler as the chancellor and Nazi Germany begin persecuting Jews  
         
    1934 Adolf Hitler declared himself der Fuhrer. The Nazi German government is called the Third Reich  
         
    1938 10 April: Germany annexes Austria  
         
    1939 16 March: Germany occupies Czechoslovakia  
         
    1939 1 September: Germany invades Poland starting World War 2  
         
    1940 Germany captures Denmark, Norway, the Netherlands, Belgium, France and Luxembourg. The Allies including Russia, UK and USA retaliate  
         
    1945 30 April: Adolf Hitler commits suicide
August: The United States dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki
7 May: Germany surrenders
June: Germany divided into four zones of military occupation (United States, the United Kingdom, France, and the Soviet Union)
 
         
    1949 May: The Allies approve a constitution for western Germany (Federal Republic of Germany) and East Germany adopts a Communist-prepared constitution
October  - The German Democratic Republic was formed (East Germany)
 
         
    1955 5 May: West Germany obtains independence  
         
    1961 August: The Berlin Wall was built  
         
    1989 9 November: The Berlin Wall demolished and Communist East Germans were able to travel to the West of Germany  
         
    1990 3 October  - East and West Germany was reunited.  
         
Timeline of Germany

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