25 February in German History

1634

Albrecht Wallenstein, the commanding general of the Holy Roman Empire in the Thirty Years’ War dies (assassination). Wallenstein was born in Hermanice, Bohemia (now in the Czech Republic). The classic dramatist Friedrich Schiller wrote a three-part play about the life of Wallenstein.

1947

The four occupation powers in Germany make the decision to liquidate the state of Prussia.

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