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Created on Tue Dec 03 2019 11:19:51 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
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Following the collapse of the Roman Empire, the Germanic tribes of Alemanni and Franks settled in the region. It was around this time that the name ‘Franconofurd’ was first used. This would, of course, go on to become Frankfurt,'Franconofurd' founded,794,The first 'Frankfurter Messe' takes place,The famous Frankfurter Messe, or Frankfurt Trade Fair, began in 1150. The Messe would go on to become the world’s largest trade fair, cementing Frankfurt as a global city for business and commerce.,1150,in 1585, a contigent of Frankfurt traders established a set of exchange rates for the city's businesses and traders to prevent currency extortion. This would form the basis to the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.,The Frankfurt Stock Exchange is Formed,13 HISTORIC MOMENTS,Frankfurt incorporated into the confederation of the Rhine,1585,FRANKFURT IN,1805,1949,Frankfurt becomes a 'Reichsstadt',While Frankfurt was seen as an obvious choice to become the capital of West Germany, the position went to Bonn, largely to prevent Frankfurt becoming the permanent capital of a reunified Germany.,After several prosperous centuries under the rule of the Holy Roman Empire, Frankfurt was incorporated into the confederation of the Rhine during the Napoleonic Wars.,START,1372,Frankfurt was granted Reichsstadt or ‘Imperial Free City’ status in 1372. This made it a direct subordinate to the Holy Roman Empire, with no governance from a regional ruler.,Frankfurt misses out on becoming the capital of West Germany,1815,Following Napoleon’s defeat, Frankfurt joined the German Confederation and subsequently became a sovereign state and the seat of the Bundestag, or conferral parliament.,Frankfurt becomes a fully sovereign state,Following the Austro-Prussian War, the Free City of Frankfurt was annexed by Prussia. This was a major blow to the city’s status, as it had been, until that time, seen as a liberal and highly-westernised Germanic state.,,1866,855,Frankfurt cements itself as Germany's financial capital.,1950,With Berlin split up into four sectors and isolated in the centre of East Germany, Frankfurt rapidly took over the former capital, becoming the flourishing financial heart of West Germany.,1939 - 1945,Frankfurt is annexed by Prussia,Frankfurt incorporated into the state of Hesse,Frankfurt was one of the most important cities in the Holy Roman Empire, and many of the great kings and queens of Franconia were crowned here in the Middle Ages.,Frankfurt and the Holy Roman Empire,1945,Frankfurt suffered catastrophic damage during the WWII, with 5,500 residents killed and its once-sprawling Medieval heart all but destroyed.,Frankfurt is bombed heavily during WW11,After the war, Frankfurt was incorporated into the newly-formed state of Hesse,Frankfurt creates one of Europe's most efficient underground transport systems,1970/80,Frankfurt’s u-bahn network was, and remains, the world’s most efficient and well-designed underground railway, and has inspired similar transport designs across the globe.