1897 – Born on the 4th of February in Fürth, Germany.
1913 – He was a commercial apprentice.
1916 – He joined the German forces during World War I as a artilleryman.
1918 – He fought in Romania and was seriously injured near Ypres, Belgium.
1925 – He became executive in his parents’ company.
1928 – He became assistant at the Institut für Wirtschaftsbeobachtung der deutschen
1942 – He lost his job but continued to work on the subject privately.
1944 – He wrote War Finances and Debt Consolidation.
1947 – He became chairman of the Sonderstelle Geld und Kredit.
1948 – He was elected as a Director of Economics by the Bizonal Economic Council.
1949 – He stood for election in a constituency in Baden-Württemberg for the first West
German parliament after the war.
1963 – He was elected as a Chancellor in Germany.
1965 – He was was re-elected as a Chancellor.
1977 – He died on the 5th of May in Bonn, Germany.