1900 – Born in Marburg, Hesse on the 11th of February.
1922 – He defended his dissertation.
1929-1930 – Gadamer habilitated and spent lecturing in Marburg.
1946 – He was found to be untainted by Nazism by the American occupation forces and named rector of the university.
1949 – Communist East Germany was no more to Gadamer’s liking than the Third Reich, and he left for West Germany, accepting first a position in Frankfurt am Main and then the succession of Karl Jaspers in Heidelberg.
1960 – Wrote "Truth and Method".
2002 – Died on the 13th of March.