1856Sigismund Freud is born on May 6, 1856 in Freiberg, Moravia (now Pribor in the  Czech Republic).
1859-1865The Freuds move to Vienna in 1860
1866-1872Freud begins a friendship with his classmate Eduard Silberstein
1873-1875In 1873 Freud passes his Matura (school leaving certificate) and enters Vienna University
1876-1880Freud studies under Claus and Bruecke
1881-1882In 1881 Freud qualifies as doctor of medicine
1882-1883Freud is employed as doctor at Theodor Meynert's Psychiatric Clinic
1884-1885Freud researches the medicinal effects of coca
1886Marriage to Martha Bernays
1887-1888Freud becomes interested in hypnotherapy 
1889-1890Beginning of friendship with Wilhelm Fliess 
1891-1892Move to Berggasse 19
1893-1894Works together with Josef Breuer on Studies in Hysteria
1895Freud manages for the first time to analyse one of his own dreams
1896Freud's first use of the term "psychoanalysis".
1897Freud begins his self-analysis
1898Publishes The Psychical Mechanism of Forgetting.
1899-1900The first copies of The Interpretation of Dreams appear, post- dated 1900.
1901Freud begins the analysis of the eighteen-year-old Dora
1902Founding of the Wednesday Psychological Society
1903Wilhelm Fliess and Freud meet for the last time in Vienna
1904Together with his brother Alexander he travels for the first time to Athens
1905Three 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
1906C.G. Jung begins his correspondence with Freud
1907Publication of Delusion and Dreams in W. Jensen's 'Gradiva'
1908The First Congress of "Freudian Psychology" takes place in Salzburg 
1909Journey to America
1910Founding of the International Psychoanalytical Association
1911Alfred Adler resigns from the Vienna Psychoanalytic Society
1912Founding of the psychoanalytical journal Imago
1913Break with C.G. Jung
1914Outbreak of the First World War
1915Visit of Rainer Maria Rilke
1916The first part of Introductory Lectures on Psychoanalysis appears
1917Georg Groddeck joins the psychoanalytical movement 
1918Freud loses his entire fortune which was tied up in Austrian State Bonds
1919The International Psychoanalytical Press is founded in Vienna
1920The English language journal International Journal of Psycho-Analysis is founded
1921André Breton visits Freud in Vienna.
1922Freud is working on A Seventeenth-Century Demonological Neurosis 
1923The first signs of Freud's oral cancer are detected 
1924A conflict with Otto Rank over the meaning of the birth trauma breaks out in psychoanalysis
1925The first volumes of Freud's Collected Works appears
1926On his 70th birthday Freud receives various honours 
1927An election announcement for the Viennese Social Democrats co- signed by Freud appears in the Arbeiter Zeitung
1928Dorothy Burlingham gives Freud a chow bitch called Lun Yug
1929Arnold Zweig publishes an essay entitled Freud and Humankind in which he celebrates Freud as a liberator from religious and pathological terror
1930A heart attack forces Freud to give up smoking
1931The financial situation of the International Psychoanalytical Press become critical. Freud appeals for help from the psychoanalytical organisations
1932In order to give financial assistance to the International Psychoanalytical Press, he writes the New Introductory Lectures on Psycho-Analysis
1933Hitler becomes Reichs Chancellor. Freud corresponds with Einstein on the question "Why War?".
1934The 13th International Psychoanalytical Congress takes place at Lucerne. Numerous German analysts have by now been forced to emigrate
1935Freud is elected Honorary Member of the British Royal Society of Medicine
1936Thomas Mann gives a celebratory address in the Concert Hall on "Freud and the Future"
1937Together 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
1938The 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.
1939On 23rd September Freud dies in London