1774 Born in Greifswald on the Baltic coast of Germany.
1794 Begins his studies at the Akademi for de Skønne Kunster in Copenhagen.
1798 Leaves Denmark and settles in Dresden where his output is predominantly drawing and sepia.
1805 He submits two drawings to the Weimarer Kunstfreunde and wins a prize.
1807 Friedrich begins painting in oils.
1813 Dresden is occupied by the French.
1814 After the liberation of Dresden, Friedrich takes part in a celebratory exhibition.
1823 The Norwegian painter Johann Christian Dahl takes up residence in part of Freidrich’s house. They also exhibit together.
1824 Friedrich is appointed honorary professor at the Dresden Academy but fails to win a position as a landscape painting teacher. This failure was a great disappointment.
1835 He suffers a stroke which prevents him from painting.
1840 Dies in Dresden.
c1807 Seashore in the Mist, Vienna, Belvedere
1810 Abbey in an Oak Forest, Berlin, Schloss Charlottenburg
1809–10 Monk by the Sea, Berlin, Schloss Charlottenburg
1811 Winter Landscape, London, National Gallery
1814 Early Snow, Hamburg, Kunsthalle
1817 Two Men by the Sea at Moonrise, Berlin, Staatliche Museen
1818 Woman before the Rising Sun, Essen, Museum Folkwang
c1818 The Chalk Cliffs at Rügen, Winterthur, Museum Oskar Reinhart am Stadtgarten
1818–1819 On the Sailing Boat, St Petersburg, State Hermitage Museum
1820 Sisters, St Petersburg, State Hermitage Museum
1821 Moon Rising over the Sea, Saint Petersburg, State Hermitage Museum
c1821 Meadows near Greifswald, Hamburg, Kunsthalle
1821 Moonrise over the Sea, St Petersburg, State Hermitage Museum
1822 Woman by the Window, Berlin, Staatliche Museen
1822 The Tree of Crows, Paris, Musée du Louvre
1823 Moonrise over the Sea, Berlin, Staatliche Museen
1823–4 Sea of Ice, Hamburg, Kunsthalle
1823–5 Northern Landscape, Spring, Washington, National Gallery
c1830 Mountain Landscape in Bohemia, Hamburg, Kunsthalle
c1830 The Evening Star, Frankfurt, Frankfurter Goethe-Museum
1835 Riesengebirge, Saint Petersburg, State Hermitage Museum
1835 Landscape with the Rosenberg in the Bohemian Mountains, Frankfurt, Städelsches Kunstinstitut
1837–9 Moonrise on an empty Shore, Washington, National Gallery