Anna Freud

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1895Anna Freud is born on December 3
1912Graduation at Cottage Lyzeum
1918Sigmund Freud starts psychoanalyzing Anna
1920Anna and Sigmund Freud attend the International Psychoanalytical Congress at The Hague
1922Lecture „Beating Phantasies and Daydreams" at Vienna Psychoanalytical Society. Membership of the society
1923Anna begins her own psychoanalytical practise with children at Berggasse 19
1923Sigmund Freud begins suffering from cancer. Anna becomes his closest confidant
1927Her first book Einführung in die Technik der Kinderanalyse is published 
1927Anna Freud becomes General Secretary of the International Psychoanalytical Association (until 1934)
1935Director of the Vienna Psychoanalytical Training Institute
1936The Ego and the Mechanisms of Defence is published
1937Formation of the „Jackson Nursery“ 
1938Jackson Nursery is closed, the Freud family escapes to England
1939Sigmund Freud dies on September 23
1941Formation of the Hampstead War Nursery
1947Formation of the Hampstead Child Therapy Courses together with Kate Friedländer 
1950Honorary doctorate Clark University (Worcester, Massachusetts)
1952A children’s clinic is added to the Hampstead Child Therapy Courses 
1968First publication of collected works
1971Opening of the Sigmund Freud Museum in Vienna
1972Honorary doctorate Vienna University
1980Honorary doctorate Harvard University 
1982Anna Freud dies on October 9 in London