1729 Gotthold Ephraim Lessing was born in Kamenz to a Lutheran clergyman
Approx 1745 At 16 he was ready for the University of Leipzig
1748 Frau Neuber put on Lessing`s own maiden effort to the stage, Der Junge Gelehrte
08/13/1748 he enrolled as a medicine student at the university in Wittenberg
1748 Lessings moved to Berlin during the winter
1751 Returned to Wittenberg to finish his scholarly degree, following his Father`s wishes
04/29/1752 he aquired the degree of "Master of Liberal Arts" with his paper written about the Spaniard Juan Huart.
1755 Miss Sara Sampson, a bourgeois tragedy of epoch-making importance to the German stage.
1767 Minna von Barnhelm
1770 He was made court librarian for the Duke of Brunswick at Wolfenbuttel.
1781 his sudden death while on a trip to Brunswick