1824 – He was born on the 4th of September in Ansfelden, Austria.
1855 – He became organist at Linz Cathedral, throughout his composing career, his orchestrations would be compared to organ sonorities.
1865 – He heard Tristan und Isolde in Munich and thereafter idolized Richard Wagner, though his own works remained indebted to Ludwig van Beethoven.
1868 – He was appointed professor at the Vienna Conservatory and settled in Vienna for the rest of his life.
1884 – He was 60 before he achieved fame with his Symphony No. 7 in E Major.
1896 – He was socially awkward and eccentric, and he remained a deeply devout Christian to his death on the 11th of October in Vienna.