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History Guide

As the history of our region is also a bit German and European history, you'll find here some corresponding dates from England, Ireland and the United States.

Rhineland, Germany Great Britain, Ireland USA
At the border of the Roman Empire (100 BC - 476 AD) 44-407 Roman Britain
Early Middle Ages: Merovingians (481-751)and Carolingians (751-911)
Anglo-Saxon England (597-1066)
High Middle Ages: Saxons, Salians and Hohenstaufen (919-1254) Norman Britain (1066-1154)
Alienor of Aquitaine (1124-1204)
Richard I the Lionheart (1157-1199)
Angevin Empire (1154-1214)
Late Middle Ages Dynasties
Hundred Years' War
Religious Division
Henry VIII (1509 to 1547)
Elizabeth I of England (1558-1603)
English Civil War (1642-1651)
Glorious Revolution (1688)
French and Indian War (1754-1763)
American Revolutionary War (1775-1783)
Absolutism/Wars of succession
French Revolution and Napoleon
1812-1815 British-American War
Prussian Rhine Province and German Empire (1815-1918) Victorian era (1837-1901)
The Great Famine in Ireland (1845-1850)
Secession War (1861-1865)
Weimar Republic (1918-1933) Irish War of Independence (1919-1921)
Nazi Germany and Second World War (1933-1945)
President Franklin D Roosevelt's New Deal recovery program
Federal Republic (1949-2000) Vietnam War (1961-1973)
Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy assassinated (1968)

The gentleman in the background picture is Carl Schurz, a "Forty-Eighter". After the failed revolution of 1848/49, he had to flee abroad. In England, he met married his wife Margarethe, they both immigrated to the USA in 1852. Carl Schurz became almost a friend to President Abraham Lincoln, and later Senator of Missouri and Secretary of the Interior in the Cabinet of President Hayes.


The picture of Carl Schurz is from the German Wikipedia, public domain section.