1789 – Born on August 6th in Reutlingen, Württemberg, Germany. German-American economist who believed tariffs on imported goods would stimulate domestic development.
1816 – Passed several Government examinations with distinction entered the Government Civil Service of Würtemberg, in which his promotion was so rapid that he had risen to the post of Ministerial Under-Secretary.
1820 – He lived in Pennsylvania, where he contributed to the pro-tariff debates in the United States. His economic arguments were centered around refutations of Adam Smith.
1822 – He was again elected as deputy from his native town to the Representative Assembly of Würtemberg.
1827 – He wrote "Outlines of Political Economy".
1828-1829 – He warmly advocated, in a number of essays and articles, the formation of a national system of railways throughout Germany, and his desire to revisit Europe was heightened by his anxiety to promote his new scheme.
1830 – President Jackson sent him on a mission to Paris with a view to facilitating increased commercial intercourse between France and the United States, and appointed him Consul for the United States at Hamburg.
1837 – He wrote "The Natural System of Political Economy".
1839 – He also published his views in the columns of the Paris ‘Constitutionnel’.
1841 – He completed the first part of his ‘National System of Political Economy’.
1844 – He published the fourth part of his principal work, ‘The Politics’ (of national economy).
1846 – Died on November 30th in Kufstein, Austria.