Lives in the Southern Austrian Railway station at Pottschach, where his father is a railway technician.
Attends Vienna Technical University.
In Vienna, edits Goethe's Natural Scientific Writings.
First introduced to theosophical ideas in Vienna in the circle of Marie Lang.
Employed by the Goethe Archive in Weimer.
Receives doctorate in philosophy from the University of Rostock.
Publishes dissertation under the title Truth and Knowledge.
The Philosophy of Freedom is published.
Friedrich Nietzsche: Battler against His Time is published.
Goethe's Conception of the World is published. In Berlin, he edits the avant-garde periodical Magazin für Literatur.
Marries Frau Eunike.
Serves as general secretary of the German branch of the Theosophical Society, although he never becomes a member.
Hilla Rebay, who will go on to be the founding director of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, attends his lectures.
Knowledge of Higher Worlds and Its Attainment and Theosophy is published.
Wassily Kandinsky and Gabriele Munter attend his lectures at the Architektenhaus in Berlin. Meets with Swedish mystical painter Hilma af Klint in Stockholm.
Separates from the Theosophical Society in disagreement over the declaration by Annie Besant and C. W. Leadbeater that a sixteen-year-old Indian youth, J. Krishnamurti, is a spiritual prophet Piet Mondrian joins the Theosophical Society. Occult Science: An Outline is published.
Writes four mystery dramas, first performed in Munich.
Frau Eunike, his first wife, dies.
HIs followers organize the Anthroposophical Society, although he does not become a member. Begins construction on the first Goetheanum, in Dornach, Switzerland.
Marries Marie von Sievers, his former assistant in the German branch of the Theosophical Society.
Develops experimental educational model for children in response to a request from Emil Molt, owner of the Waldorf-Astoria Tobacco factory in Stuttgart.
Hilma af Klint travels to the Goetheanum in Dornach to meet with him.
On New Year's Eve, shortly after completion, first Goetheanum is burned to the ground by arsonists. Virtually all drawings made prior to the fire are destroyed. The touring agency of Sachs and Wolf inform him that they can no longer guarantee his safety and refuse to arrange further public lectures. Hitler and the Nazi party target him for persecution.
Re-founds the General Anthroposophical Society and assumes its leadership.