ⓘ Frankenthal


ⓘ Frankenthal

Frankenthal was first mentioned in 772. In 1119 an Augustinian monastery was built here, the ruins of which - known, after the founder, as the Erkenbertruine - still stand today in the town centre.

In the second half of the 16th century, the people of Flanders who are persecuted for their religious beliefs, settled in Frankenthal. They were hard-working and artistic and economic prosperity of the city. Some of them were important carpet weavers, jewellers and artists whose frankenthaler Malerschule "Frankenthal school of painting" has gained some fame. In 1577 the settlement was raised to the status of the city of count Palatine Johann Casimir.

In 1600 Frankenthal was converted into a fortress. In 1621 it was besieged by the Spanish during the Thirty years war, and then successively occupied by troops of the opposing sides. Trade and industry were destroyed, and the city was not rebuilt until 1682.

In 1689 the city was burned down by French troops during the war of the Grand Alliance. The city does not fully recover from this for more than fifty years.

However, in 1750, under the authority of the kurfurst of the elector Charles Theodore, Frankenthal was established as a center of industry. Was open numerous factories and mulberry trees were planted for silk production. In 1755 the famous Frankenthal porcelain plant was opened, which remained in production until 1800.

In 1797 the town came under French occupation during the French revolutionary wars. She moved to the rule of Bavaria in 1816.

The beginning of modern industrialization dates back to 1859.

In 1938 the Jewish synagogue, built in 1884, was burned to the ground during Kristallnacht.

In 1943 during the bombing of the city centre was almost completely destroyed. In 1945, at the end of the Second world war, industry in ruins, it was occupied by the Americans and then French.

From Frankenthal in 1946 was part of the Federal state of Rhineland-Palatinate. Today the city was again the site of some medium-sized enterprises.

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  • Adolf Metzner 25 April 1910 in Frankenthal 5 March 1978 in Hamburg was a German athlete who competed in the 1932 Summer Olympics and in the 1936 Summer
  • champions Slough HC. SKA Sverdlovsk - 5 points Slough HC - 3 points TK Frankenthal - 2 points FC Lione - 2 points HC Klein Zwitserland - 5 points Real Club
  • of existing stations, this involved two new stations in Dienheim and Frankenthal - Sud. The double - track, electrified line is still of great importance
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