“Auf Dank habe ich übrigens nie und nirgends gerechnet, was ich thue, that und thun werde geht aus meiner Pflicht hervor und ihre Erfüllung ist ihr eigener Lohn.”

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What happened on May 25?

1681: Pedro Calderón de la Barca died.

1744: Johann Friedrich (III) Mieg was born.

1767: Friedrich Eck was baptised.

1798: Friedrich August Grasnick was born.

1802: Anna Uëtz was born.

1803: Friedrich Karl Lippert died.

1822: Wilhelm Drugulin was born.

1826: Carl Maria von Weber writes to James Planché. [View letter]

1829: Friedrich Platzer died.

1833: Andreas Streicher died.

1837: Johann Evangelist Brandl died.

1874: Walther Hagen was born.

1877: Ludwig Baur died.

1883: Friedrich Wilhelm Jähns writes to Marie Lipsius. [View letter]

1895: Caroline Brandt died.

1947: Johannes Wolf died.