1494 - Agricola was born in Glauchau, Saxony on March 24, 1494.
1514 - Appointed Rector extraordinarius of Greek at Great School of Zwickau, at the age of twenty.
1516 - Studied at Leipzig where he devoted his time to study medicine, physics and chemistry.
1524-1526 - Went to Italy where pursued his doctor's degree.
1527 - Became town physician of Joachimsthal.
1530 - Published his dialogue "Bermannus, sive de re metallica dialogus", apponited as historiographer with an annual allowance by Prince Maurice of Saxony.
1543 - Published his main historical work "Dominatores Saxonici a prima origine ad hanc aetatem".
1546 - Appointed Burgermeister of Chemnitz, he was consulted on matters regarding mining engineering.
1555 - Died in Chemnitz on November 21, 1555.
1556 - De Re Metallica Libri XII written in 1550 was published, it is a complete and systematic treatise on mining and metallurgy.
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