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31/10/1517
Martin Luther posts his 97 Theses on the door of Wittenberg Palace church to begin the Protestant Reformation in Germany.
03/01/1521
Martin Luther is excommunicated from the Roman Catholic Church.
18/02/1546
Martin Luther, leader of the Protestant Reformation in Germany, dies.
27/12/1571
German mathematician and astronomer Johannes Kepler dies. His 'Astronomia Nova', published in 1609, defined the laws of planetary motion and influenced both Galileo Galilei and Isaac Newton
23/02/1685
German composer George Frideric Handel is born.
03/02/1809
German composer, pianist and teacher Felix Mendelssohn is born
22/05/1813
Composer Richard Wagner is born in Leipzig, Germany.
27/08/1813
The French army, commanded by Napoleon Bonaparte, defeats a larger Austrian army at the Battle of Dresden.
05/05/1818
Philospher and author Karl Marx is born in Germany.
08/07/1838
Designer of the Zeppelin airships, Graf von Zeppelin, is born.
15/10/1844
German philosopher Friedrich Nietzche is born.
23/09/1846
Johann Galle discovers the planet Neptune.
23/04/1858
Max Planck is born.
14/03/1879
Albert Einstein is born in Ulm, Germany.
29/08/1885
German motor car designer and builder Gottlieb Daimler patents the first motorcycle.

 

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