1488 – Believed to be born near Mainz.
1519 – In Straßburg he got in contact with a learned lawyer Nikolaus Gerbel.
1521 – Brunfels became a minister at Steinau an der Straße and later, in Neuenburg am Rhein.
1527 – Brunfels’es Catalogi virorum illustrium is considered to be the first book on the history of evangelical Church.
– Brunfels’s religious views brought him into a controversy with Martin Luther and Ulrich Zwingli.
1530 – He began to study medicine at the University of Basel.
1532 – Brunfels became a City physician in Bern, where he stayed till the end of his life.
1534 – He died on the 23rd of December in Bern, Switzerland.