Freuds lifespan and personality behavior:
1856 - Sigismund Freud is born (to change his name to Sigmund at 22).
According to custom, he is also given a Jewish name: Schlomo.
His birthplace is Freiberg, nowadays Pribor, in Moravia. His father
Jacob is 41 and has two children from a previous marriage:
Emmanuel and Philippe. Sigismund's mother is 21 and this is her
first born (Chiriac, J., 1998-2006).
1859 - The economic crisis ruins Jacob's business. The family settles in
Vienna, in Leopoldstadt, the Jewish neighborhood; February
1860 (Chiriac, J., 1998-2006).
1864 - He intentionally had urinated in his parents' bedroom
1865 - Sigmund is admitted to the Gymnasium (secondary school) a
year ahead his time (Chiriac, J., 1998-2006).
18661872 - Freud developed friendship with classmate Eduard
Silberstein. He receives Ludwig Borne complete works; reading
these books will influence him greatly. He returns to Freiberg to
spend his holidays (Chiriac, J., 1998-2006)..
1873 - He receives a summa cum laudae award on graduation from
secondary school. He is congratulated on his style in German. He
is already able to read in several languages. Under his colleague's
Heinrich Braun influence, he plans to study law but finally decides
in favor of medical school, after having attended a lecture on
Goethe's essay On Nature. Start his studies at Vienna University (Chiriac, J., 1998-2006).
1874-1875 - Freud passed his matriculation and entered the medical
school in University of Vienna. He changed his name from
Sigismand to Sigmund. While at university, he discovers anti-
Jewish prejudices and declares his place is "with the opposition".
Attends Brentano's lectures. Travels to Manchester, Britain, to
see Philippe and his niece Pauline (Chiriac, J., 1998-2006)..
1876 - His first personal research in Trieste, on sexual glands of
anguilas. Joins View More »