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July 12 in German History
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July 12, 1773

Death of Johann Joachim Quantz in Potsdam, Germany. Quantz was a musician who was the flute instructor of Friedrich der Große of Prussia when he was a youngster. Later Friedrich appointed him chamber musician and court composer in Berlin. Quantz composed nearly 500 flute pieces for Friedrich.

July 12, 1868

Birth of Stefan George in Büdesheim, Germany. George was a lyric poet who tried to bring a new classicism to Germany. Noted works are Das Jahr der Seele, Der siebente Ring and Das Neue Reich.


July 12, 1874

Death of Fritz Reuter in Eisenach, Germany. Reuter is the most well known of the writers in German dialect. He wrote in Plattdeutsch. His most significant books are Ut mine Stromtid, Ut mine Festungstid and Ut de Franzosentid.

July 12, 1915

Otto Steinert

Birth of Otto Steinert (1915-1978) in Saarbrücken, Germany. Steinert was a noted photographer who introduced the Fotoform movement into German photography. Steinert was a medical doctor by profession and was an autodidact in photography. After World War II, he initially worked for the State School for Art and Craft (Staatliche Schule für Kunst und Handwerk, today HTW) in Saarbrücken. From 1959, he taught at a design school (Folkwang Academy) in Essen, where he later died.

His assets are today part of the photographic collection of the Museum Folkwang, Essen.

July 12, 1994

The German Constitutional Court (Verfassungsgericht) judges that German troops may participate outside of Germany in security missions.

July 12, 1994

Bill Clinton

American president Clinton visits Berlin. From the Brandenburg Gate, a symbol of a divided Europe, Mr. Clinton faced east in celebration and told some 50,000 Berliners who thronged Pariser Platz that he rejoiced with them that "Berlin ist frei!"

Coming nearly five years after the Berlin wall fell, this visit of a United States President seemed belated to many. But Mr. Clinton accommodated with exuberance. With American and German flags presenting a forest of color behind him, the President followed his idol, John F. Kennedy, in using the German language to proclaim an eternal bond.

"Amerika steht an Ihrer Seite, jetzt und fur immer," he declared, promising that "America stands on your side, now and forever."

July 12, 1996

Death of Gottfried von Einem in Oberdürnbach, Austria. Einem was a composer known primarily for his operas. He composed Dantons Tod (1947), Der Prozess (1953), Der Besuch der alten Dame (1971) and Jesu Hochzeit (1980).

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