1844 – Born on the 15th of October.
1854 – He began to attend the Domgymnasium in Naumburg.
1864 – Nietzsche commenced studies in theology and classical philology at the University of Bonn.
1865 – Nietzsche became acquainted with the work of Arthur Schopenhauer.
1866 – He read Friedrich Albert Lange’s Geschichte des Materialismus.
1867 – Nietzsche signed up for one year of voluntary service with the Prussian artillery division in Naumburg.
1870-1871 – He served on the Prussian side during the Franco-Prussian War.
1872 – Nietzsche published his first book, The Birth of Tragedy out of the Spirit of Music.
1873-1876 – Nietzsche published separately four long essays: David Strauss: the Confessor and the Writer, On the Use and Abuse of History for Life, Schopenhauer as Educator, and Richard Wagner in Bayreuth.
1882 – Nietzsche published the first part of The Gay Science.
1885 – He printed only 40 copies of the fourth part of Zarathustra, and distributed only a fraction of these among close friends, including Helene von Druskowitz.
1886 – Nietzsche broke with his editor, Ernst Schmeitzner, disgusted over his anti-Semitic opinions.
1887 – Nietzsche quickly wrote the polemic On the Genealogy of Morality.
1889 – On the 3rd of January, Nietzsche exhibited signs of a serious mental illness.
1900 – On the 25th of August, Nietzsche died after contracting pneumonia.