Germanic tribes moves into northern Germany
the king of the Franks, Chlothar I, took control of much of Germany
The Treaty of Verdun divides the Frankish empire into three separate regions including East Francia, which would later become the Kingdom of Germany.
Emperor Frederick II dies and Germany becomes a number of independent territories.
The Thirty Years' War begins. It is fought largely in Germany.
The Seven Years' War begins. Germany allies with Britain against France, Austria, and Russia. Germany and Britain win.
World War I begins. Germany is part of the Central Powers with Austria and the Ottoman Empire. Germany invades France and Russia. Germany is defeated.
World War II begins when Germany invades Poland. Germany is part of the Axis alliance including Germany, Italy, and Japan. World War II in Europe ends when the German army surrenders to the Allies.
The Euro replaces the Deutsche Mark as the official currency.
Angela Merkel is elected as the first woman Chancellor of Germany.