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)