1873 - Leo Baeck was born on the 23rd of May in Lissa, a city in the Prussian province of Posen.
1897 - Received a rabbinical degree from the Hochschule and a doctorate from the University of Berlin.
1905 - Published The Essence of Judaism, in response to A. Harnek's The Essence of Christianity.
1922 - Baeck had developed a three-fold understanding of Judaism.
1912-1943 - Elected senior rabbi of the autonomous Jewish community of Berlin.
1943 - Deported by the Nazis to the concentration camp at Theresienstadt. He was a noted teacher, rabbi, and preacher, respected by Jew and non-Jew alike.
1955 - The Leo Baeck Institute for the study of the history and culture of German-speaking Jewry was established, and Baeck was the first international president of this institute.
1956 - He died on the 2nd of November in London, England.
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