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Hanover (German: Hannover , French: Hanovre), is the capital of Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen) in Germany. Having a huge exhibition complex built for the World EXPO in 2000 and being host of several biggest exhibitions in the world, Hanover calls herself the "EXPO City" or "Exhibition City" (EXPO Stadt/Messestadt). Hanover was also one of the host cities of the football World Cup 2006. The major language spoken is German. English is not common, except during CeBIT or major international event.
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"Hanoverian George I became the British king, despite the fact that he could not speak English and chose to spend much of his time holed up back in his native city."
"Having a huge exhibition complex built for the World EXPO in 2000 and being host of several biggest exhibitions in the world, Hanover calls herself the "EXPO City" or "Exhibition City" ( EXPO Stadt / Messestadt )."
"950 First settlement is established on the site of the present-day Old Town 1241 Hanover is awarded city status c. 1350 First major buildings, such as Kreuz, Aegidien and Markt churches, are constructed 1371 Eilenriede forest becomes the property of the city of Hanover 1490 Seven men, known as the Hanover Spartans ,die in a successful attempt to stop the siege of Hanover by Duke Henry of Brunswick 1526 The brewer's assistant, Cord Broyhan, invents a light beer, which stimulates the city's economic prosperity 1529 Hanover is awarded a Schützenhof ,which provides the basis for the present-day Schützenfest (Marksmen's Fair) 1533 Hanover becomes a Protestant city 1625 Hanover is occupied by Danish troops as part of the Thirty Years' War; a third of the population die of the plague 1666 Great Garden at Herrenhausen is laid out 1676 Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz becomes counsellor and librarian to the ducal court 1680 Duke Ernst August and Duchess Sophie move into Herrenhausen Palace; creation of the Great Garden begins under Martin Charbonnier 1692 Duke Ernst August is made Elector and Hanover becomes the capital of the electorate of Brunswick-Lüneburg 1701 Electress Sophie is declared successor to the British throne 1710-12 Georg Friedrich Handel is Court musician 1714 Electress Sophie dies at Herrenhausen aged 84 1714 Elector Georg Ludwig becomes George I of Great Britain and Ireland 1714-1837 Hanoverian monarchs on the British throne 1716 Leibniz dies 1757 Hanover is occupied by French troops during the Seven Years' War 1787 Construction of Georgstrasse 1803-13 Hanover is occupied by French troops under Napoleon 1814 Hanover becomes the seat of the Kingdom of Hanover 1831 Foundation of the university 1835 Completion of Georgengarten at Herrenhausen 1832 Waterloo Column is constructed 1837 Hanoverian rule in Great Britain and Ireland ends; King Ernst August ascends the Hanoverian throne 1843 First railway station in Germany – Ernst-August-Stadt – is constructed by Georg Ludwig Friedrich Laves 1851-62 Georg V resides in Wangenheim Palace 1864 Laves, town planner and Master of the Royal Works, dies 1865 Hanover Zoo opens on the edge of the Eilenriede 1866 Hanover taken over by the Prussians; King George V flees; Hanover becomes the Prussian royal seat 1887 Painter Kurt Schwitters is born 1887 Hanover resident, Emil Berliner, invents the gramophone and record 1913 New Town Hall opens 1916 Mittelland canal between Hanover and the Rhein (river Rhine) opens 1934 Construction of the Maschsee begins 1939-45 Half the city is destroyed in over 100 Allied air-raids; the centre suffers 85% bomb damage 1947 First export trade fair is held in Hanover 1948 Opera house is re-built 1954 Niedersachsenstadion (Lower Saxony Stadium), built on the debris of the World War II air-raids, is opened 1986 Hanover Trade Fair splits into CeBit and the Industry Trade Fair 1990 Hanover awarded Expo2000 1991 Hanover celebrates its 750th anniversary 2000 Expo2000 in Hanover."
"Hanover), formerly sharing the king with the British Empire and today the City of Trade Fairs -including CeBIT, the biggest IT-Fair of all -was host to the first World Exposition that took place in Germany and the first of the new Millenium."
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