Around 1226 - the town was founded by Frankish traders and was awarded market and settlement rights

1253 - Frankfurt receives its town charter

1311 - Frankfurt traders sail on the Baltic Sea with their own ships

1341/1350 - Resistance against the Bishop of Lebus, as he wants to subjugate the now rich town

1502 - First book print; until 1540 Frankfurt is the only town in the county of Brandenburg which has the ability to print.

1430 bis um 1500 - Member of the Hanseatic League

1506 - Opening of the first Brandenburg University in Frankfurt. Ulrich von Hutten, Carl Philipp Emanual Bach, the brothers Humboldt, Michael Prtorius and Heinrich von Kleist studied here amongst others

1530 - Through the doctor and philosopher Prof. Jedocus Willich the first middle class musical society was founded, the »collegium musicum«

1586 bis 1589 - The composer Michael Praetorius works at St Marien as an organist

1631 - The Swedes conquer the town under Gustav Adolf. After the 30 Year War, of 13,000 inhabitants, there are only 2366 inhabitants left.

1662 - First mention of Frankfurt as a »Capital and Market Town«

1669 - Opening of the Oder-Spree Canal; Frankfurt looses its importance as a dock for ships

1697 bis 1699 - For the first time in Germany, Frankfurt prints the Jewish Talmud

1734 bis 1738 - Bachs second son, Carl Philipp Emanuel, studies at the Viadrina

1777 - Heinrich von Kleist is born in Frankfurt on 18 October

1811 - Because of the nearby University of Berlin, the University of Frankfurt is closed and relocated to Breslau

1815 - The town becomes the government seat of the newly founded Frankfurt region and home to the High Court of the region

1842 - Begin of Industrialisation. Opening of the rail link Berlin Frankfurt, operation of the new gas works

1855 - A record year for Frankfurts fairs and exhibitions

1898 - Frankfurt gets a power plant and an electric tramline

1923 - The state railway headquarters are relocated to Frankfurt; with this the planned extension of the town begins (Architect Kieling)

1933 - Taken over by the national socialists. Erections of new barrack buildings and increased movement of military personnel to Frankfurt.

1945 - 22 April start of destruction of Frankfurt. 85% of the town centre is destroyed. In line with the Potsdam Convention Frankfort becomes a border town. The former embankment suburb becomes the Polish neighbouring town Słubice

1952 - Frankfurt becomes the district capital of the new district of Frankfurt (Oder), which existed until 1990

1958 - Opening of a semiconductor plant. The business employs about 8,000 staff.

1967 - Opening of the former Franciscan church as a concert hall.

1969 - Opening of the Kleist memorial and research facility.

1979 - Begin of the restoration of St Marien

1989 - 1 November, demonstration by about 35,000 inhabitants. Start of »die Wende« in Frankfurt (the political change leading to reunification)

1990 - After Germanys reunification Frankfurt becomes an administrative government area.

1991 - Establishment of the »Europa Universitt Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder)«

1992 - Establishment of the »Institut fr Halbleiterphysik« (institute for semiconductor physics) (IHP, Innovations for High Performance, since 1999 refurbishment with non-inductive chamber)

1995 - The choir area of St Marien receives its solid wood roof construction, the largest roof construction that was constructed in that century

2003 - Frankfurt is an important administration, university, sport, tourism and fair/exhibition centre of the county of Brandenburg

2006 - Frankfurt remembers its time as a centre for the semiconductor industry: three new businesses of the solar industry settle here

Abbildung: Stadtarchiv Frankfurt (Oder)