Population of Germany in the 1500 Worksheet  

Population of Germany in the year 1500

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The population of Germany in the 1500’s was around 12 million.[i] Nearly everyone – 90% of people – lived in the country and worked as farmers. There were about 3 000 cities and towns scattered across Germany, but most of these were small by today’s standards.

Germany’s largest cities and their populations:

  • Augsburg: 50 000
  • Cologne: 40 000,
  • Nurnburg: 30 000.

All other cities and towns had fewer than 10 000 residents.

[i] https://www.britannica.com/place/Germany/German-society-economy-and-culture-in-the-14th-and-15th-centuries