1815 – Born at Lübeck on the 17th of October.
1838 – He accepted a tutorship at Athens.
1841 – His first poems in a volume entitled Zeitstimmen was published.
1842 – He entered the service of Frederick William IV the king of Prussia with an annual stipend of 300 thalers.
1843 – He produced König Roderich.
1846 – A tragedy, König Sigurds Brautfahrt.
1848 – An epic, and Juniuslieder.
1851 – He was invited to Munich by Maximilian II of Bavaria as honorary professor at the university, and he relinquished his Prussian stipend.
1852 – He married Amanda Trummer and the next year they had a daughter, Ada Marie Caroline.
1869 – He had left Munich and returned to Lübeck.
1871 – Geibel was also the chief poet to welcome the establishment of the Empire.
1877 – The series was worthily closed by the Spätherbstblätter, published.
1884 – Died onthe 6th of April.