Timeline of Duisburg


The following is a timeline of the history of the city of Duisburg, Germany.

Prior to 20th century


  • 1290 - Duisburg becomes part of Cleves.[1]
  • 1361 - Town Hall first mentioned.[2]
  • 1415 - Saviour's Church, Duisburg [de] new building construction begins.[3]
  • 1559 - Geographer Mercator moves to Duisburg.[4]
  • 1587 - Municipal charter granted.[4]
  • 1609 - Elector of Brandendburg in power.[4]
  • 1655 - University [de] founded.[1]
  • 1687 - St. Sebastianus Schützenbruderschaft Duisburg-Huckingen [de] (militia) active (approximate date).
  • 1714 - Population: 2,983.
  • 1798 - Population: 4,530.
  • 1802 - University closed.[1]
  • 1842 - Sluice harbour built in the Duisburg-Ruhrort Harbour [de].[4]
  • 1846 - Cologne–Duisburg railway begins operating.
  • 1848 - Eintracht Duisburg 1848 sportclub founded.
  • 1853 - Duisberger Gesangverein (singing group) formed.[5]
  • 1864 - Population: 14,368.
  • 1866 - Oberhausen–Duisburg-Ruhrort railway in operation.
  • 1871 - Gewerkschaft Deutscher Kaiser [de] coal mine begins operating in Hamborn.
  • 1873 - Duisburg-Hochfeld Railway Bridge built.[4]
  • 1880 - Population: 41,242.[6]
  • 1881 - Horsecar tram begins operating.
  • 1887 - Duisburg Concert Hall [de] built.[5]
  • 1890
    • Kaiser Harbour built.[4]
    • Population: 59,285.[6]
  • 1895 - Population: 70,272.[7]
  • 1897 - Electric tram begins operating.
  • 1898 - Statue of William I erected on the Kaiserberg (Duisburg) [de].[4][8]
  • 1900 - Population: 92,730.[9]

20th century


1900-1945

  • 1901 - City Hall and Shipping Exchange built.[4]
  • 1902 - Kultur- und Stadthistorisches Museum Duisburg [de] founded.
  • 1905
    • Meiderich and Ruhrort become part of city.[2]
    • Botanischer Garten der Stadt Duisburg (garden) established.[10]
    • Population: 192,346.[11]
    • Bismarck monument erected on Königstraße (Duisburg) [de].[4]
  • 1907 - Rhine Bridge [de] built.[4]
  • 1912 - Theater Duisburg built.
  • 1917 - Hochfeld Water Tower [de] built.
  • 1919 - Population: 244,302.[12]
  • 1921 - Wedaustadion (stadium) built.
  • 1929 - Hamborn becomes part of city.[2]
  • 1930 - Population: 441,158.
  • 1934 - Duisburg Zoo founded.[13]
  • 1940 - Duisburger Verkehrsgesellschaft [de] (transit entity) established.
  • 1941 - Bombing of Duisburg in World War II begins.

1946-1990s

21st century


See also


References


  1. Britannica 1910.
  2. "Stadtarchiv Duisburg: Wir über uns: Archivgeschichte". Archive in Nordrhein-Westfalen (in German). Landesarchivs Nordrhein-Westfalen. Retrieved 30 November 2015.
  3. Clemen 1893.
  4. Baedeker 1911.
  5. "Duisburg Music Festival", The Musical Times and Singing Class Circular, UK, 44, 1 July 1903
  6. Brockhaus 1896.
  7. "German Empire: States of Germany: Prussia". Statesman's Year-Book. London: Macmillan and Co. 1899 via HathiTrust.
  8. "Kaiserberg" (in German). Stadt Duisburg. Archived from the original on 18 October 2015. Retrieved 30 November 2015.
  9. "German Empire: Prussia". Statesman's Year-Book. London: Macmillan and Co. 1904.
  10. "Garden Search: Germany". London: Botanic Gardens Conservation International. Retrieved 30 November 2015.
  11. "Germany". Statesman's Year-Book. London: Macmillan and Co. 1908.
  12. "Germany". Statesman's Year-Book. London: Macmillan and Co. 1921 via HathiTrust.
  13. Vernon N. Kisling, ed. (2000). "Zoological Gardens of Germany (chronological list)". Zoo and Aquarium History. USA: CRC Press. ISBN 978-1-4200-3924-5.
  14. "Germany: battle for the Deutsche Oper am Rhein", The Guardian, 31 July 2012
  15. "Movie Theaters in Duisburg, Germany". CinemaTreasures.org. Los Angeles: Cinema Treasures LLC. Retrieved 30 November 2015.
  16. Rowan Moore (7 August 2015), "10 Best Parks", The Guardian, UK
  17. "6 Italians in Germany killed as organized crime feud crosses border", New York Times, 15 August 2007
  18. "Muslim Integration: Why No One Protested against Germany's Biggest Mosque", Der Spiegel, 27 October 2008
This article incorporates information from the German Wikipedia.

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