1882 – Born on the 11th day of December this year in Breslau, Germany.
1908 – Studied at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge.
1909 – Settled in as a young academic at Göttingen as a Privatdozent.
1913 – Married Hedwig, née Ehrenberg, who was of Jewish descent (although a practicing Christian), on the 2nd day of August this year; the marriage produced three children including G. V. R. Born. His granddaughter is the British-born Australian singer and actress Olivia Newton-John.
1915 – He was extraordinary professor of theoretical physics at the University of Berlin, where he formed a life-long friendship with Albert Einstein.
1919 – Became ordinary professor on the science faculty at the University of Frankfurt am Main.
1921 – Served as professor of theoretical physics and Director of the new Institute of Theoretical Physics at Göttingen.
1922 – He was in the United States lecturing at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, sent his student Werner Heisenberg to become his assistant.
1925 – He and Werner Heisenberg formulated the matrix mechanics representation of quantum mechanics.
1933 – He had a collaborator with shared views on basic scientific concepts – a distinct advantage for teaching and his research on the developing quantum theory.
1936 – He was a Professor of Natural Philosophy at the University of Edinburgh.
1939 – Became a British subject and a Fellow of the Royal Society of London this year.
1954 – Retired to Bad Pyrmont (10 km south of Hamelin) in Germany this year.
1956 – Received Hugo Grotius Medal for International Law, Munich.
1970 – Died on the 5th day of January this year in Göttingen, Germany.