Timeline of Sigmund Freud

Events

Sigismund Freud was born

1856

Freud family moved to Vienna

1860

After the failure of his father's business due to economic woes, the Freud family moved to Vienna, Austria, and settled in the Jewish neighborhood of Leopoldstadt.

Graduated

1873

Graduated summa cum laude from secondary school and began studying medicine at the University of Vienna.

Changed his first name from Sigismund to Sigmund.

1878

Received his doctorate degree in medicine.

1881

Published a monograph, a detailed study, on cocaine.

1884

Worked with Jean-Martin Charcot at the Salpetriere Hospital on hysteria and hypnosis.

1885

Began his own private practice and married Martha Bernays.

1886

Daughter Mathilda (1887-1978) was born and he first met Wilhelm Fliess.

1887

Son Jean Martin (1889-1967) was born. The boy was named in honor of Freud's early mentor, Jean-Martin Charcot.

1889

Son Oliver (1891-1969) was born.

1891

Began formulating his seduction theory. Daughter Sophie (1893-1920) was born.

1892

Josef Breuer describes the case of Anna O. with Freud. His son, Ernst, (1892-1970) was also born.

1892

Published Studies on Hysteria with Breuer. Daughter Anna Freud (1895-1982) was born.

1895

First used the term psychoanalysis in "Zur Ätiologie der Hysterie." His father, Jakob, died the same year.​

1896

Published The Interpretation of Dreams.

1900

Published The Psychopathology of Everyday Life.

1901

Freud and Jung met face-to-face.

1905

Published Three Essays on Sexuality.

1907

Jung broke from Freud and psychoanalysis. Freud's book Totem and Taboo was published.

1913

Published Beyond the Pleasure Principle, which introduced his concept of the death instinct.

1920

His grandson, the noted artist Lucian Freud, was born

1922

Published The Ego and the Id and was diagnosed with jaw cancer.

1923

The Nazis publicly burned some of Freud's books because he was Jewish.

1923

Civilization and its Discontents was published.

1929

Freud's mother died

1930

Corresponded with Albert Einstein.

1931

Freud died on September 23 of cancer in London.

1939