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Chronology of Hegel’s Life

Chronology of Hegel’s Life

(p. xxi)

Year

Town

Important Events in Hegel’s Life

STUTTGART

1770

August 27: Hegel is born in Stuttgart.

Parents: Rentkammersekretär Georg Ludwig Hegel and Maria Magdalena Louisa Hegel (born Fromm).

1773

April: His sister, Christiane, is born (dies 1832). Hegel goes to the deutsche Schule.

1776

Probable entrance into Untergymnasium.

May: Birth of brother Georg Ludwig (dies 1812).

1780

Hegel takes the Landexamen for the first time.

1783

September 20: Hegel’s mother dies from “Gallenfieber”; Hegel also is seriously ill from it.

1784

Beginning in the autumn, Hegel is a student at the Obergymnasium.

1786

100-year celebration of the Stuttgarter Gymnasium.

1788

September: Hegel leaves the Gymnasium; he gives the Abiturrede.

TÜBINGEN

1788

October: Reception in the Stift at the same time as Hölderlin.

Hegel begins his study with the philosophical faculty.

1790

September: Magister-Exam

Registration in the theological faculty.

He shares a room in the Stift with Hölderlin and Schelling.

1793

June: Theological disputation;

Starting in July, Hegel is on leave from the Seminary and stays in Stuttgart.

September 19–20: Konsistorialexam.

BERNE

1793

October: Begins his activity as house tutor with K. F. von Steiger.

1795

May: Trip to Geneva.

1796

July: Hike through the Bernese Alps;

End of the year: Return from Berne to Stuttgart.

FRANKFURT

1797

January: Hegel begins the Hofmeister position that Hölderlin found for him with the wine merchant, Gogel.

1798

First publication: Vertrauliche Briefe über das vormalige staatsrechtliche Verhältnis des Waatlandes zur Stadt Bern.

1799

January: Death of Hegel’s father in Stuttgart.

March: Hegel makes the trip back to Stuttgart.

1800

September: Hegel makes a trip to Mainz, which since 1798 has belonged to the French Republic.

JENA

1801

January: Hegel moves to Jena.

September: First philosophical book published, Difference Between Fichte’s and Schelling’s Systems of Philosophy.

August 27: Habilitation with a Latin treatise on the orbits of the planets; Hegel becomes a Privatdozent without Besoldung (remuneration).

1802/1803

Together with Schelling, he edits the Critical Journal of Philosophy.

1805

Named to außerordentliche Professor, without remuneration.

1806

October: Completion of the Phenomenology of Spirit.

1807

February: Birth of his illegitimate son, Ludwig Fischer (dies 1831 in Jakarta).

BAMBERG

1807  

March: Moves to Bamberg; editor and Redakteur of the Bamberger Zeitung.

April: Publication of the Phenomenology of Spirit.

NUREMBERG  

1808

November: Rector of the Gymnasium in Nuremberg until 1815: he gives the official year-end speeches.

1811

September: Marries Marie von Tucher.

1812

First volume of the Science of Logic published.

1813

Named to Lokalschulrat.

Second volume of the Science of Logic published.

Birth of son, Karl (dies 1901).

1814

Birth of son, Immanuel (dies 1891).

1816

Third volume of the Science of Logic published.

HEIDELBERG

1816

University Professor in Heidelberg.

1817

Publication of the Encyclopedia of the Philosophical Sciences.

Co-editor of the Heidelberger Jahrbücher.

Hegel publishes in the Heidelberger Jahrbücher, “Proceedings of the Estates Assembly in the Kingdom of Württemberg 1815–1816.”

BERLIN

1818

October 5: Moves to Berlin.

October 22: Inaugural lecture.

November 28: Hegel becomes a member of the “Gesetzlose Gesellschaft.”

1819

June 17: Hegel turns over guardianship of his sister, Christiane, to his cousin, Ludwig Friedrich Göriz.

July 27: Hegel writes to the authorities about Asversus.

1820

October: Publication of Philosophy of Right.

Hegel travels in the fall to Dresden.

1821

Hegel travels again in the fall to Dresden.

Hegel becomes Dean of the Philosophical Faculty for a one-year term.

1822

Hegel writes the preface to Hinrichs’s book on the philosophy of religion.

Hallesche A. L. Zeitung publishes an attack on Hegel, and Hegel fails in his attempt to get the government to intercede for him.

October 1822: trip to the Netherlands.

Hegel writes a memorandum on the teaching of philosophy and other subjects in the Gymnasium.

1823

Redeems the bond he put up for Asversus.

1824

September/October: Trips to Prague and Vienna.

September 21–October 5: Hegel’s stay in Vienna.

November 4, 1824: Hegel writes to the Prussian police on behalf of Victor Cousin.

1825

1826

Hegel writes, “On a Complaint on Account of a Public Slander of the Catholic Religion.”

Hegel writes, “Über die Bekehrten,” (“On the Converted”), Berliner Schnellpost.

July 23, 1826: Founding of the Jahrbücher für wissenschaftliche Kritik.

Ludwig Fisher Hegel leaves the family.

1827

Publication begins of the Jahrbücher für wissenschaftliche Kritik.

New edition of Encyclopedia of the Philosophical Sciences.

August–October: Trip to Paris.

Return through Brussells, Hegel visits his former student, van Ghert, and discusses Ludwig Fisher.

Hegel stops off in Weimar, visits with Goethe.

Hegel publishes “On the Episode of the Mahabharata known as the Bhagavad-Gita by Wilhelm von Humboldt” in the Jahrbücher für wissenschaftliche Kritik.

1828

“Hamann’s Writings” in the Jahrbücher für wissenschaftliche Kritik.

Review of Solger in the Jahrbücher für wissenschaftliche Kritik.

1829

September: Trip to Prague; visit to the spa in Karlsbad where he accidentally meets Schelling; on the return trip, he visits Goethe.

1829–1830: Hegel is elected Rector of the University.

Hegel publishes his review of Goeschel’s “Aphorisms on Ignorance and Absolute Knowing” in the Jahrbücher für wissenschaftliche Kritik.

Hegel publishes his review of “On the Hegelian Doctrine or absolute knowing and modern pantheism—On Philosophy in General and Hegel’s Encyclopedia of the Philosophical Sciences in Particular” in the Jahrbücher für wissenschaftliche Kritik.

1830

September: Trip to Prague; visit to the spa in Karlsbad where he accidentally meets Schelling; on the return trip, he visits Goethe.

1829–1830: Hegel is elected Rector of the University.

Hegel publishes his review of Goeschel’s “Aphorisms on Ignorance and Absolute Knowing” in the Jahrbücher für wissenschaftliche Kritik.

Hegel publishes his review of “On the Hegelian Doctrine or absolute knowing and modern pantheism—On Philosophy in General and Hegel’s Encyclopedia of the Philosophical Sciences in Particular” in the Jahrbücher für wissenschaftliche Kritik.

1831

New reworking of the Science of Logic, vol. 1 (appears 1832).

Hegel publishes his review of “Ideal-realism” in the Jahrbücher für wissenschaftliche Kritik.

“On the English Reform Bill.”

November 14: Hegel dies in Berlin.

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