1899 – Born on September 20th in Kirhhain, Germany. German-born American political philosopher and interpreter of classical political theory. Patron saint of Neoconservatism.
1921 – Received his Ph.D. from the University of Hamburg.
1925-1932 – He was a research assistant at the Academy for Jewish Research, Berlin, and then worked as a Rockefeller fellow in England and France.
– He wrote "The Political Philosophy of Hobbes: Its Basis and Its Genesis" (demonstrating Thomas Hobbes’ indebtedness to Machiavelli), "On Tyranny: An Interpretation of Xenophon’s Hiero", "Persecution and the Art of Writing" (arguing for necessity of reading between the lines to interpret texts written in non-free societies), "Natural Rights and History", "Thoughts on Machiavelli", "What Is Political Philosophy? and Other Studies", "The City and Man", "Socrates and Aristophanes", "Liberalism: Ancient and Modern", "Xenophon’s Socrates", "The Argument and the Action of Plato’s Laws", "Studies in Platonic Political Philosophy".
1938 – He immigrated to the United States in 1938 (naturalized after 6 years) and served as a professor of political science at the New School for Social Research, New York City, the University of Chicago (1949–68),
1948-1963 – Among his more noted works are On Tyranny; Natural Right and History, widely praised for its scholarly incisiveness; Persecution and the Art of Writing; and "What Is Political Philosophy?".
– He also coedited History of Political Philosophy.
– He was a professor at University of Chicago.
1968 – He taught at Claremont (California) Men’s College.
1969 – He was a professor at St. John’s College, Annapolis.
1973 – He died on October 18th in Annapolis, Maryland.