1795 – Carlyle Was born in Ecclefechan, Scotland on December 4, 1975.
1813 – Educated at Annan Academy and took up arts and mathematics in Edinburgh University. Upon his graduation he became a teacher at Kirkcaldy.
1818 – Commissioned to write articles for the Edinburgh Encyclopedia and for the Edinburgh Review.
1819-1821 – Carlyle went back to the University of Edinburgh, where he suffered an intense confusion in faith and conversion that would provide the material for Sartor Resartus.
1825 – Began translating the original works of the German writers Goethe and Schiller. He also wrote his own original work the "The Life of Schiller".
1826 – Carlyle married Jane Baillie Welsh and moved to London.
1832 – Carlyle’s first major work, "Sartor Resartus".
1858-1865 – Carlyle’s last major work was the epic life of "Frederick the Great". Carlyle’s opinion about Frederick, it epitomised the transition from the liberal Enlightenment ideals of the 18th century to a new modern culture of spiritual dynamism.
1875 – Appointed as rector of the University of Edinburgh.
1881 – Carlyle died on February 5, 1881 in London.