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150Mil BC     Upper Jurassic Lithographic Limestone of Bavaria and south-east France has fossils of Compsognathus. It was a small, meat-eating, coelurosaur dinosaur. it had three toes on long hind legs and two fingers and was the size of a domestic hen.
    (TE-JB, p.58)

745        Some 200,000 Slovenians, settled in a pocket of the eastern slopes of the Alps, were threatened by the Avars and the Bavarians. For safety they adopted Christianity and accepted the protection of the Frankish emperor
    (SFC, 5/26/96, T-5)

1420        Brewers in Bavaria about this time discovered a way to brew beer in the winter beginning the lager revolution.
    (Econ, 8/27/11, p.71)

1425        Aug 25, Countess Jacoba of Bavaria escaped from jail.
    (chblue.com, 8/25/01)

1434        Mar 1, Jacoba of Bavaria married Frank van Borselen.
    (SC, 3/1/02)

1450        Oct 5, Jews were expelled from Lower Bavaria by order of Ludwig IX.
    (MC, 10/5/01)

1498        Jun 21, Jews were expelled from Nuremberg, Bavaria, by Emperor Maximillian.
    (MC, 6/21/02)

1503        A War of Succession broke out between Albert IV of Bavaria and Rupert of the Palatinate (a state of the Holy Roman Empire).
    (TL-MB, p.8)

1516        Apr 23, Bavarian Dukes Wilhelm IV and his brother Ludwig X enacted the Reinheitsgebot law (purity law). It required that beer be made from malt, hops, water and nothing else. Yeast was added to the list later.
    (WSJ, 5/27/98, p.A1)(SFC, 7/15/04, p.A2)(Econ, 10/9/10, p.76)(SFC, 4/23/16, p.A2)(Econ, 4/23/15, p.44)

1551        Persecution of the Jews became widespread in Bavaria.
    (TL-MB, p.18)

1553        Bavaria outlawed summer-made beer because wintertime brews had outstripped them in quality. In 2011 a yeast from Patagonia, Saccharomyces eubayanus, was identified as being 99.5% identical to the non-ale half of the lager yeast genome. It was believed that over time Saccharomyces eubayanus and Saccharomyces cerevisiae hybridized to form Saccharomyces pastorianus, used by lager brewers today.
    (Econ, 8/27/11, p.71)

1647        Mar 14, The 1647 Treaty of Ulm was reached between the French and the Bavarians during the Thirty Years’ War. In negotiations with the French, Maximilian I of Bavaria abandoned his alliance with the Holy Roman emperor Ferdinand III through the Treaty of Ulm. In 1648 Bavaria returned to the side of the emperor.
    (HNQ, 11/7/98)

1726        Feb 26, Maximilian II, M. Emanuel, elector of Bavaria, governor of Netherlands, died.
    (SC, 2/26/02)

1741        May 8, France and Bavaria signed the Covenant of Nymphenburg.
    (MC, 5/8/02)

1794        The Royal Bayreuth porcelain factory was founded in Bavaria. The factory stamped this date on dishes made after 1900.
    (SFC,11/5/97, Z1 p.3)

1810        Oct 12, Bavarian Crown Prince Ludwig, later to become King Ludwig I, was married to Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen.  In honor of the wedding a horse race took place at the Theresienwiese (the Theresien meadow). The decision to repeat the horse races in subsequent years gave rise to the tradition of the Oktoberfest.
    (www.ofest.com/history.html)

1819        Aug 26, Albert "Bertie" von Saxon-Coburg-Gotha (d.1861), husband of queen Victoria, was born at Schloss Rosenau, near Coburg, Bavaria.
    (WUD, 1994, p.34)(http://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com)

1845        Aug 25, Ludwig II (d.1886), King of Bavaria (1864-86), was born at Nymphenburg. He was also called the "Mad King" for his extravagant castles.
    (HN, 1/7/99)(SFEC, 4/9/00, p.T4)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ludwig_II_of_Bavaria)

1863        Ludwig II (1845-1886) became king of Bavaria after his father died.
    (SFEC, 4/9/00, p.T5)

1864        Lehmann Bernheimer opened a shop in Bavaria for textiles and oriental carpets before expanding to include Italian Renaissance furniture, French antiques, tapestries, porcelain and other objets d’art. In 2002 rth generation Konrad O. Bernheimer acquired the internationally renowned gallery Colnaghi, thus uniting two long-standing and distinguished art dealerships. Founded in 1760, Colnaghi soon received royal patronage and established itself as the premier dealership for prints.
    (Econ, 6/19/10, p.86)(http://tinyurl.com/28d6tnh)

1867        May 14, Kurt Eisner, German premier of revolutionary Bavaria (1918-19), was born.
    (MC, 5/14/02)

1868        Ludwig II (1845-1886) of Bavaria began the construction of his fairy-tale-style castle at Neuschwanstein.
    (SFEC, 4/9/00, p.T5)

1871        The German states became a nation. Germany went on to adopt the mark as its common currency.
    (WSJ, 1/15/96, p. A-10)(WSJ, 1/11/99, p.R42)

1873        Ludwig II of Bavaria began the construction of his palace at Linderhof.
    (SFEC, 4/9/00, p.T5)

1880        Bavaria and Prussia introduced Spellingreform. Chancellor Bismarck threatened civil servants with increased fines if the new system was used.
    (Econ, 8/21/04, p.45)

1885        The 70-room Herrenchiemsee Castle of Ludwig II of Bavaria was built on an island in Lake Chiemsee.
    (SFEC, 4/9/00, p.T4)

1885        Bavaria issued measures aimed at controlling Gypsies and gathering information about them.
    (WSJ, 1/19/00, p.A20)

1886        Jun 13, King Ludwig II (40), King of Bavaria, drowned in Lake Starnberg. Bavarian leaders had conspired to remove Ludvig II from office and got a doctor, who never saw him, to declare him insane. He was captured and taken to a mansion on Lake Starnberg where he was found floating dead with his doctor. In 1996 Greg King authored "The Mad King."
    (AP, 6/13/97)(SFEC, 4/9/00, p.T5)

1930        Mar 11, Silvio Gesell (b.1862), German merchant and theoretical economist, died. He was an ethical vegetarian, considered himself a world citizen and believed Earth should belong to all people, regardless of race, gender, class, wealth, religion. Based on his theories the Bavarian coalmining village of Schwanenkirchen created an alternative currency in 1931 called the wara, which obligated its holder to pay a tax. This encouraged all users of the currency to get rid of it as soon as possible.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silvio_Gesell)(Econ, 1/24/09, p.81)

2003        Bavaria originated a local currency called the chiemgauer, named after the region where it originated. The currency was created to lose value every month and could be renewed for a sticker costing 2% of its value, which encouraged quick spending.
    (Econ, 1/24/09, p.81)

2009        Apr 7, A man opened fire at a courthouse in Bavaria, killing his sister-in-law and injuring two other people. He then shot himself dead. The incident appeared to stem from a long-running inheritance dispute.
    (AP, 4/7/09)

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