1825 – He was born in Dresden, and was educated in Leipzig and Heidelberg.
1843 – He studied in Leipzig for four years then again in 1848 until the next year.
1851 – He received his doctorate at Leipzig, and then went to Vienna to receive education in pathology. He also got a high position in Dresden City Hospital.
1853 – He became a professor of general pathology and pathological anatomy at the medico-chirurgical academy of that town.
1860 – He discovered trichinosis in the body of a girl who had died in the Dresden hospital
1863 – He held the position until the time he took over the chair at Erlangen, holding this position with great success both as a teacher and researcher for more than 30 years
1865 – He received the Month yon prize, and the Bavarian Order of the Crown.
1866 – He was a co-editor of Hugo Wilhelm von Ziemssen of the Archiv für klinische Medizin for over 31 years.
1895 – He retired this year.
1898 – He died on the 13th day of June while on visit to Rappentin in Mecklenburg