SIGMUND FREUD CHRONOLOGY

Sigismund Freud is born on May 6, 1856 in Freiberg, Moravia (now Pribor in the Czech Republic).
House of Birth, Pribor
House of Birth, Pribor
His parents, Jacob Freud (1815-1896) and Amalia Freud, born Nathanson, (1835-1930), had married the previous year. Freud is his mother's eldest child. His father's adult sons from a previous marriage, Emanuel and Philipp, also live with them. Emanuel's children, John and Pauline, are Freud's early playmates in Freiberg.
Family portrait
Oil painting of the Freud children
A younger brother, Julius, is born in 1857, arousing his elder brother's jealousy, but he dies at the age of a few months. Having wished his death, Freud experiences self-reproaches. Later he is to say that the relationships to Julius and to John determined the neurotic and intense elements of all later friendships.
In 1858 a sister, Anna, is born.