SIGMUND FREUD CHRONOLOGY
|The Freuds move to Vienna in 1860.|
Freud and his father, 1864
|In 1859 Freud's parents leave Freiberg for Leipzig,
but only stay there a short time. The half-brothers' families move to Manchester.
This is the year Charles Darwin publishes The Origin of Species. In An Autobiographical Study Freud writes: "The theories of Darwin, which were then of topical interest, strongly attracted me, for they held out hopes of an extraordinary advance in our understanding of the world..."
|Over the following five years four more sisters are born (Rosa, Marie, Adolfine, Pauline).|
Freud with his mother Amalia
|Freud's earliest education consists of lessons given
by his mother who teaches him to read and write. In The Interpretation of Dreams he
recalls one of his lessons with her: "When I was six years old and was given my first
lessons by my mother, I was expected to believe that we were all made of earth and must
therefore return to earth. This did not suit me and I expressed doubts of the doctrine. My
mother thereupon rubbed the palms of her hands together ... and showed me the blackish
scales of epidermis produced by the friction as a proof that we were made of earth. My
astonishment at this ocular demonstration knew no bounds."
In 1865 he enters his first school, the Leopoldstaedter Realgymnasium.