1905 - Born on the 12th of August in Lucerne, Switzerland.
Studied at Vienna, Berlin and Zurich, gaining a doctorate in German literature.
1927 - Balthasar attended a 30-day retreat near Basel.
1928 - He joined the Jesuits.
1936 - Balthasar was ordained.
1937 - He declined an offer to be a professor at the Gregorian in Rome to establish a institute for ecumenical theology.
1950 - He left the Jesuit order, feeling that God had called him to found a new religious order for laity.
1960 - His theological output grew and drew much attention in Europe.
He received a number of honorary doctorates in theology and the Golden Cross of Mount Athos.
1980 - Balthasar gained ever-greater stature on the theological scene.
1988 - Joined the diocese of Chur.
1988 - Hans Urs von Balthasar died on 26th of June two days before his elevation as a cardinal.
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