German history

Events

Charlemagne declares himself King of the Franks

800

Otto the Great creates the Holy Roman Empire

962

Teutonic Order forms, to fight in Crusades

1198

Height of the trading Hanseatic League

1358 - 1392

Martin Luther starts the Protestant Reformation

1517

Thirty Years War, Germans lose

1618 - 1648

Frederick the Great wins wars, gains territory

1740 - 1786

March Revolution, many flee to America

Mar 1848 - Mar 1849

German unification under Kaiser Wilhelm

1871

World War I, Germans lose, surrender to Treaty of Versailles

1914 - 1918

Adolf Hitler appointed Chancellor, assumes power, starts invasions

1933 - Sep 1, 1939

World War II, Germany loses again, divided into pieces

Sep 1, 1939 - Apr 30, 1945

Berlin Wall built, tension between East and West Germany

1961

German reunification after Monday Revolution

1990

Germany wins 2014 World Cup

2014