1869 – Born on the 9th of January at Danzig, Germany.
1891 – He received his PhD on the 19th of July under Hofmann at the University of Berlin.
– He discovered the theory of freezing point depression and anticipated Lewis’ octet rule.
1899 – He became Privatdozent and one of the leaders of the chemical institute in Breslau.
1901 – He was active with an electrochemistry journal as editor.
1904 – He formulated the valence rule, after which the highest positive and highest negative electro-valence,
this is called "Abegg’s rule".
1905 – He introduced the concept of the electro-affinity into chemistry and made the basis for the handbook
of the inorganic chemistry.
1909 – He became full professor at the TH Breslau, Poland.
– He published on electro-affinity with his colleague Guido Bodlander, then a new principle in
1910 – He died on the 3rd of April at Tessin, Germany.