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.