1890 – Born into a merchant family in Danzkehmen, Kreis Stallupönen, East Prussia on the 18th of August.
1916 – He joined the infantry but was discharged as unfit for service.
1919 – Funk married Luise Schmidt-Sieben.
1922 – He became the editor of the center-right financial newspaper the Berliner Börsenzeitung.
1931 – Funk was a nationalist and anti-Marxist, resigned from the newspaper in the summer and joined the Nazi Party, becoming closer to Gregor Strasser who arranged his first meeting with Adolf Hitler.
1932 – He was elected a Reichstag deputy in July and within the party.
– He was made chairman of the Committee on Economic Policy in December.
1933 – In March, Funk was appointed as a State Secretary at the Ministry of Propaganda.
1937 – He also became Minister of Economics in February of that year, replacing Hjalmar Schacht who had been dropped in November.
1938 – He assumed the title of Chief Plenipotentiary for Economics.
1939 – In January, Funk gained another credit to his name when he assumed the post of President of the Reichsbank, again replacing Schacht.
1943 – He was appointed to the Central Planning Board in September.
1957 – Funk was held at Spandau Prison along with other senior Nazis. Released due to ill health, he died three years later.
1960 – Died on the 31st of May.