1834 – Born on the 19th of November in Frankfort-on-the-Oder, Germany.
1858 – Received his Ph. D. at Berlin, previously studied also at Königsberg and at Heidelberg.
1859 – Became privatdocent at Berlin.
1872 – Appointed professor in the University of Würzburg.
1885 – Published also a Geschichte des physicalischen Instituts der Universitüt Heidelberg.
1875-1907 – Called to be professor of physics at Heidelberg.
His important work in the experimental study of the reflection of light, especially from metallic surfaces, and carried on prolonged researches on the subject of the influence of electric forces upon the constants of different forms of matter, modifying the dissociation hypothesis of Clausius.
Received a D. C. L. from Oxford and an LL. D. from Cambridge and from Glasgow and was elected an honorary fellow of the Royal Society of London.
1924 – Georg Hermann Quincke died 13th of January.