1803 Emerson was born in Boston, Massachusetts
1821 Graduated from Harvard, like his father
1825 He began to study at the Harvard Divinity School
1826 He was licensed to preach by the Middlesex Association of Ministers.
1829 Emerson married Ellen Louisa Tucker
1830 Emerson became sole pastor at the Second Unitarian Church of Boston.
1831 Ellen Louisa Tucker dies from consumption
1833 Emerson has a crisis of faith, finding that he "was not interested" in the rite of Communion. Emerson`s controversial views caused his resignation.
1835 Emerson married Lydia Jackson and settled with her at the east end of the village of Concord, where he then spent the rest of his life.
Approx 1836 Emerson`s first book, Nature, a collection of essays, appeared when he was 33
1837 The American Scholar
1838 Address at Divinity College
1840 Emerson helped Margaret Fuller to launch The Dial (1840-44), an open forum for new ideas on the reformation of society.
1841 Emerson published a selection of his earlier lectures and writings under the title Essays.
1844 followed by Essays: Second Series
1849 a collection of lectures annexed to a reprint of Nature
1850 Representative Men
1856 His English Traits, a summary of English character and history, appeared in 1856.
1860 Conduct Of Life
1870 Society And Solitude
1872 Emerson`s heath started to fail after the partial burning of his house. He made his last tour abroad in 1872-1873, and then withdrew more and more from public life
1874 a selection of poems called Parnassus
1876 Letters And Social Aims
1882 Emerson died on April 27, 1882 in Concord.
1884 Miscellanies,a collection of political speeches, and Lectures And Biographical, were published posthumously