129AD – He was born this year in the Greek city of Pergamum (modern-day Bergama, Turkey).
148 – After his father’s death this year, he left to study in Smyrna, Corinth and Alexandria over a period of twelve years.
157 – He worked as a physician in a gladiator school for three or four years.
162 – He moved to Rome where he wrote extensively, lectured and publicly demonstrated his knowledge of anatomy.
166 – He briefly returned to Pergamum during this year.
191 – Fire in the Temple of Peace destroyed some of his records.
200 – His exact date of death has traditionally been placed around this year.