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Periods of Emigration

Data interpretation according to the period of emigration (as retrieved in January 2002)


Period Emigrants Historical Events
Until 1750 1.193  
1751-1800 5.286 French Revolution, Russia's and Autria's settlement policies
1801-1810 3.432 Emigration of the "Rappisten"
1811-1820 2.617 Famine 1816/17
1821-1830 2.302  
1831-1840 7.248 July Revolution 1830, "Hambacher Fest" 1832
1841-1850 19.241 In 1848 the so-called "March-Revolution" takes place in Germany, in 1849 a campaign for a new constitution of the Empire follows as well as upheavals in Saxony, Lower Palatinate and Baden. After the defeat of the democratic revolution, thousands of people have to leave their home country. They settle down in the "Land of the Free", in North America. There they enter politics and contribute to the democratic system of the United States.
1851-1860 73.462 Consequences of the 1848/49 Revolution; 1857 economic crisis in America
1861-1870 31.149 1861-1865 American Civil War
1871-1880 22.549 Foundation of the "German Reich"
1881-1890 24.529 Bismarck's fall from power
1891-1900 11.327  
1901-1910 7.084  
1911-1920 5.139 World War I
After 1920 7.642  












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