1897 – Born on the 22nd of June in Wroclaw, Silesia, Poland.
1915 – He volunteered for the German army in World War I.
1917 – He was declared unfit for service and was posted to Wroclaw as a medical orderly.
– He began studying philosophy, psychology and medicine at the University of Wroclaw, Poland.
1919 – He quit medicine after passing the preliminary examination.
1922 – He took up a job as a head of the export department in a local hardware factory.
1924 – He graduated with a doctoral dissertation in philosophy entitled "Idea and Individual".
1925 – He moved to Heidelberg, Germany.
1930 – He served as a assistant at the University of Frankfurt, Germany.
1935 – He moved to Great Britain.
1939 – He served as a Senior Research Assistant in London School of Economics, London, England.
1940 – He was detained at internment camps in Liverpool, Merseyside, England.
1941 – He was released and moved to Cambridge, England.
1952 – He worked as a group therapist in the Group Analytic Society.
1954 – He moved to Leicester, England.
1962 – He taught as professor emeritus of sociology at the University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana.
1965 – He came back to Europe and himself in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
1977 – He was the first ever laureate the Theodor W. Adorno Award.
1978 – He worked at the Center for Interdisciplinary Research at the University of Bielefeld, Germany.
1987 – He was first ever laureate the European Amalfi Prize for Sociology and Social Sciences.
1990 – He on the 1st of August in Amsterdam, Netherlands.