1819 – Born in Chur, Switzerland on the 1st of January.
1842 – He was Privatdozent in the University of Berlin.
1843 – He was called to become professor of church history and Biblical literature in the German Reformed Theological Seminary of Mercersburg, Pennsylvania, then the only seminary of that church in America.
1844 – His inaugural address on The Principle of Protestantism, delivered in German at Reading, Pennsylvania, and published in German with an English version by John Williamson Nevin was a pioneer work in English in the field of symbolics.
1845 – He was charged with heresy. But, at the synod at York, he was unanimously acquitted.
1870 – Schaff became secretary of the Sabbath Committee in New York City, and held the position.
1873 – He became a professor at Union Theological Seminary, New York City holding first the chair of theological encyclopedia and Christian symbolism.
1893 – Philip Schaff died.