1861 – Born on the 25th of February.
1882 – one of Steiner’s teachers at the university in Vienna, Karl Julius Schroer, suggested Steiner’s name to Professor Joseph Kurschner, editor of a new edition of Goethe’s works.
1879-1883 – He attended the Technische Hochschule in Vienna, where he studied mathematics, physics, and chemistry.
1888 – Steiner was invited to come to the Goethe archives in Weimar to become an editor for the official complete edition of Goethe’s works.
1891 – Steiner earned a doctorate in philosophy at the University of Rostock in Germany with his thesis, later published in expanded form as Truth and Knowledge.
1897 – Steiner left the Weimar archives and moved to Berlin. He became owner, chief editor, and active contributor to the literary journal Magazin für Literatur, where he hoped to find a readership sympathetic to his philosophy.
1899 – Steiner decided to publish an article in the Magazin für Literatur, titled "Goethe’s Secret Revelation", on the esoteric nature of Goethe’s fairy tale.
1904 – Steiner was appointed by Annie Besant to be leader of the Esoteric Society for Germany and Austria.
1906-1914 – Steiner became leader of a lodge called Mystica Aeterna within the Masonic Order of Memphis and Mizraim, an affiliation that ended around.
1924 – He was too weak to continue; his last lecture was held in September of that year. He died onthe 30th of March.