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, his mother Amalie and sisters

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.