History of Dortmund


Dortmund was first mentioned in the Werden Abbey, which was built between 880 and 884. The Latin entry reads: In Throtmanni liber homo Arnold viii den nob solvit. (German: In Throtmanni zahlt uns der freie Mann Arnold 8 Pfennige and English: In Throtmanni the free man Arnold pays us 8 pfennigs)). According to this, there are a large number of different names, but they all go back to the same phoneme stem. Their respective use in the sources appears arbitrary and random.

Early history

The Sigiburg was a Saxon hillfort in the South of present-day Dortmund, overlooking the River Ruhr near its confluence with the River Lenne. The ruins of the later Hohensyburg castle now stand on the site of the Sigiburg. The hillfort was raised ca. 700 by Westphalian Saxons. During the Saxon Wars, it was taken by the Franks under Charlemagne in 772, retaken by the Saxons (possibly under Widukind) in 774, and taken again and refortified by Charlemagne in 775. Archaeological evidence suggests the Sigiburg site was also occupied in the Neolithicera.

The first time Dortmund was mentioned in official documents was around 882 as Throtmanni – In throtmanni liber homo arnold[us] viii den[arios] nob[is] soluit [solvit]. In 1005 the „Ecclesiastical council“ and in 1016 the „Imperial diet“ met in Dortmund.

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Timeline of Dortmund

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The following is a timeline of the history of the city of Dortmund, Germany.

Prior to 19th century

  • 1005 – „Ecclesiastical council“ meets in Dortmund.
  • 1016 – „Imperial diet“ meets in Dortmund.
  • 1215 – Katharinenkloster Dortmund [de] consecrated
  • 1220 – Dortmund becomes an imperial city of the Holy Roman Empire
  • 1240 – Town Hall [de] in use (approximate date).
  • 1253 – Dortmund joins the City Alliance of Werne 
  • 1267 – St. Mary’s Church first mentioned.
  • 1270 – St. Reinold’s Church built.
  • 1293 – Brewing right granted
  • 1322 – Petrikirche (Dortmund) [de] (church) construction begins.
  • 1332 – City rights confirmed per „Privilegium Ludovicum.“
  • 1387/8 – Dortmund besieged by forces of Friedrich III. von Saarwerden [de], Archbishop of Cologne.
  • 1388 – Dortmunder Bürgerschützenverein (militia) formed.
  • 1400 – Vehmic court established (approximate date).
  • 1454 – Tower built on St. Reinold’s Church.
  • 1521 – „Golden Wonder of Westphalia [de]“ altarpiece installed in the Petrikirche.
  • 1523 – Protestant Reformation.
  • 1543 – Stadtgymnasium Dortmund [de] (school) founded.
  • 1546 – Tower for the Dortmund City Archive [de] added to Town Hall.
  • 1570 – Dortmund adopts Lutheranism per the „Augsburg Confession“
  • 1609 – Jülich-Cleves-related agreement [de] signed in Dortmund.

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