1803 – Born on the 30th of June in Clifton, Somerset, England.
– Educated at Charterhouse and Pembroke College, Oxford.
1821 – Published The Improvisatore, which he afterwards endeavoured to suppress.
1822 – Published The Brides’ Tragedy a blank verse drama.
1824 – Went to Göttingen to study medicine, motivated by his hope of discovering physical evidence of a human spirit.
– Expelled, and then went to Würzburg to complete his training.
– Became involved with radical politics; this got him into trouble.
1833 – Deported from Bavaria.
1840 – He leave Zürich, where he had settled.
1846 – Returned to England before going back to Germany.
1849 – Committed suicide on 26th of January by poison at Basel at the age of 45.