1772 – He was born on the 2nd day of May on this year in Oberwiederstedt, EC Germany. His pseudonym is Baron Friedrich von Hardenberg.
1790 – He studied law at Jena, Leipzig, and Wittenberg.
1794 – He worked as actuary for August Coelestin Just, who was not only his boss, but also his friend and later on his biographer.
1795 – He became engaged to Sophie von Kühn.
1795 – He concerned himself with the scientific doctrine of Johann Gottlieb Fichte, which had a great influence on his world view.
1797 – His fiancée, Sophie von Kühn, died.
1801 – He died on the 25th of March on this year.