1846 – Born in Augsburg, Bavaria on the 5th of February.
1874–1878 – He served as a Marxist social democratic deputy in the German Reichstag.
1879 – He went to France but was forced to leave and then settled in London.
1879 – Founder and editor of newspaper "Freiheit".
1882 – Immigrated to US.
1883 – Main founder of International Working People’s Association.
– Drafted Pittsburgh Manifesto.
1886-1902 – He was imprisoned and the last time for two months for publishing after the assassination of President McKinley an editorial in which he argued that it was no crime to kill a ruler.
1906 – While in Cincinnati, Ohio, to give a speech, he fell ill, and was diagnosed with a chronic case of erysipelas, a bacterial skin infection.
– Died on the 17th of April.