Timeline of Bremen

Last Updated: Sunday, 23 April 2017 Written by Administrator

782 
Bremen is documented for the first time.

787 
Charlemagne founded the episcopat Bremen. Bremen becomes the base for christianization in northern Europe.

845 
Residence of the archdiocese Hamburg-Bremen (archbishop Ansgar).

888 
King Arnulf grants the market-privilege to the collegiate church.

965 
Emperor Otto I. grants the market-privilege to the archbishop Adaldag

1043-1072 
First economic prosperity under archbishop Adalbert

1186 
Emperor Friedrich Barbarossa confirms the first common laws

About 1300 
The town-bricklayer is constructed

13. century 
Bremen becomes independent from the archbishops

1358 
Bremen becomes a member of the Hansa, a union of Hanseatic cities, which dominated trade in the North Sea and Baltic regions until well into the 16th century.

1619 
The first artificial seeport is errected

1646 
Bremen becomes a Freie Reichsstadt / independent town after the battle against Sweden in the 30 Years War

1783 
Start of direct trading with the USA

1806 
After the liquidation of the Holy Roman Empire, the burgomaster in office at the time Johann Smidt, ensured the independence of the Free City of Bremen in the German Alliance.

1815 
Bremen becomes a sovereign state in the German Federation at the Vienna Congress

1827

Bremerhaven is founded at the mouth of the Weser, for it seemed that the river would be silted up.

1866 
Bremen becomes a member of the Northgerman Union

1871 
Foundation of the German Reich. Bremen becomes a federal state with the constitutionally laid down title Free Hanseatic City of Bremen.

1888 
Connection of Bremen to the German Customs Union; opening of the first free harbour

1920 
Start of the airport

1928 
Start of the Columbuskaje in Bremerhaven (railway-station at the shore)

1947 
The US occupying forces proclaimed the state of Bremen and this state continued to exist in the Federal Republic of Germany.

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