1856 Sigismund Freud is born on May 6, 1856 in Freiberg, Moravia (now Pribor in the  Czech Republic).
1859-1865 The Freuds move to Vienna in 1860
1866-1872 Freud begins a friendship with his classmate Eduard Silberstein
1873-1875 In 1873 Freud passes his Matura (school leaving certificate) and enters Vienna University
1876-1880 Freud studies under Claus and Bruecke
1881-1882 In 1881 Freud qualifies as doctor of medicine
1882-1883 Freud is employed as doctor at Theodor Meynert's Psychiatric Clinic
1884-1885 Freud researches the medicinal effects of coca
1886 Marriage to Martha Bernays
1887-1888 Freud becomes interested in hypnotherapy 
1889-1890 Beginning of friendship with Wilhelm Fliess 
1891-1892 Move to Berggasse 19
1893-1894 Works together with Josef Breuer on Studies in Hysteria
1895 Freud manages for the first time to analyse one of his own dreams
1896 Freud's first use of the term "psychoanalysis".
1897 Freud begins his self-analysis
1898 Publishes The Psychical Mechanism of Forgetting.
1899-1900 The first copies of The Interpretation of Dreams appear, post- dated 1900.
1901 Freud begins the analysis of the eighteen-year-old Dora
1902 Founding of the Wednesday Psychological Society
1903 Wilhelm Fliess and Freud meet for the last time in Vienna
1904 Together with his brother Alexander he travels for the first time to Athens
1905 Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality, Jokes and their Relation to the Unconscious and Fragments of an Analysis of a Case of Hysteria ('Dora') appear
1906 C.G. Jung begins his correspondence with Freud
1907 Publication of Delusion and Dreams in W. Jensen's 'Gradiva'
1908 The First Congress of "Freudian Psychology" takes place in Salzburg 
1909 Journey to America
1910 Founding of the International Psychoanalytical Association
1911 Alfred Adler resigns from the Vienna Psychoanalytic Society
1912 Founding of the psychoanalytical journal Imago
1913 Break with C.G. Jung
1914 Outbreak of the First World War
1915 Visit of Rainer Maria Rilke
1916 The first part of Introductory Lectures on Psychoanalysis appears
1917 Georg Groddeck joins the psychoanalytical movement 
1918 Freud loses his entire fortune which was tied up in Austrian State Bonds
1919 The International Psychoanalytical Press is founded in Vienna
1920 The English language journal International Journal of Psycho-Analysis is founded
1921 André Breton visits Freud in Vienna.
1922 Freud is working on A Seventeenth-Century Demonological Neurosis 
1923 The first signs of Freud's oral cancer are detected 
1924 A conflict with Otto Rank over the meaning of the birth trauma breaks out in psychoanalysis
1925 The first volumes of Freud's Collected Works appears
1926 On his 70th birthday Freud receives various honours 
1927 An election announcement for the Viennese Social Democrats co- signed by Freud appears in the Arbeiter Zeitung
1928 Dorothy Burlingham gives Freud a chow bitch called Lun Yug
1929 Arnold Zweig publishes an essay entitled Freud and Humankind in which he celebrates Freud as a liberator from religious and pathological terror
1930 A heart attack forces Freud to give up smoking
1931 The financial situation of the International Psychoanalytical Press become critical. Freud appeals for help from the psychoanalytical organisations
1932 In order to give financial assistance to the International Psychoanalytical Press, he writes the New Introductory Lectures on Psycho-Analysis
1933 Hitler becomes Reichs Chancellor. Freud corresponds with Einstein on the question "Why War?".
1934 The 13th International Psychoanalytical Congress takes place at Lucerne. Numerous German analysts have by now been forced to emigrate
1935 Freud is elected Honorary Member of the British Royal Society of Medicine
1936 Thomas Mann gives a celebratory address in the Concert Hall on "Freud and the Future"
1937 Together with Dorothy Burlingham Anna Freud opens the "Jackson Nursery" on the Rudolfsplatz, a kindergarten in which she can begin her study of aspects of infant behaviour
1938 The Austrian Chancellor Schuschnigg is forced by Hitler to resign. Austria is annexed to the German Reich on 13th March. A wave of political arrests and antisemitic persecution breaks out. Freud's apartment and the Vienna Psychoanalytic Society are searched. Anna Freud is held for a day by the Gestapo for questioning.
1939 On 23rd September Freud dies in London