Heinrich Heine: Table of Dates
- 13 December: Born in Düsseldorf.
- Attends University of Bonn, studying law as his principal subject.
- Transfers to University of Göttingen; rusticated for planning to fight a duel.
- Moves to University of Berlin.
- Publishes Poems.
- Publishes Tragedies with a Lyrical Intermezzo.
- Returns to Göttingen to complete his studies.
September-October: Walking tour through the Harz Mountains.
2 October: Meeting with Goethe in Weimar.
- Conversion to Protestantism; graduation from Göttingen.
- The Harz Journey published in book form as part of Travel Picutres I.
- Publishes Book of Songs; Travel Pictures II, including Ideas: The Book of Le Grand.
- July Revolution in Paris.
- The Town of Lucca published as part of Supplement to the Travel Pictures.
(Later reprinted as Travel Pictures IV).
Heine moves to Paris, where he lives for the rest of his life.
- On the History of Religion and Philosophy in Germany published in book form;
The Romantic School.
10 December: Heine's writings, along with those of the so-called "Young German" school of writers, are officially banned throughout Germany.
- Marries Crescence-Eugénie Mirat ("Mathilde").
- Writes Atta Troll: A Midsummer Night's Dream, a romantic and humorous narrative poem, satirizing many targets, including German political poets (published 1847).
- Revisits Germany.
- Friendship with Karl Marx; publication of Germany: A Winter's Tale, a fictionalized account of his visit, and of New Poems.
- Outbreak of revolutions in Berlin, Paris, Milan, Naples, Vienna, Prague. Heine collapses with a painful and parlyzing illness; bedridden for the last eight years of his life.
- Publishes Romanzero, a major collection of poems.
- (Probably) Heine writes the Confessions and much of the Memoirs.
- Publishes Poems 1853 and 1854.
- 17 February: Dies; buried at Montmartre.
- Branscombe, Peter, ed. Heinrich Heine: Selected Verse (New York: Penguin Books, 1993), pp. 28-29.
- Heine, Heinrich. Atta Troll: Ein Sommernachstraum / Deutschland: Ein Wintermärchen (Kehl: SWAN Buch-Vertrieb GmbH, 1993).
- Robertson, Ritchie, ed. Heinrich Heine: Selected Prose (New York: Penguin Books, 1968).
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