1856-1858 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.