1804    Born in Ludwigsburg.
1817    Father dies.
1818    Enters Minor Seminary in
Urach.
1822    Studies Theology at University of
Tuebingen.
1823    Meets Maria Meyer [Peregrina Poems]
1824    Sudden death of younger brother.
1826    Theology Exams. In December begins 8 year duties as Vicar.
Oberboihingen.
1827    Death of sister, Luise. Dissatisfaction with his calling. Illness. Leave of absence.
1828    
Stuttgart. Attempt at freelance writing.
1829    Returns to duties as Vicar.
Plattenhardt. Engagement to Luise Rau.
1832    Vicar in
Ochsenwang.  Mörike's novel Maler Nolten published.
1833    Engagement to Luise Rau cancelled.
1834    Pastor in
Cleversulzbach. Lives with mother and sister.
1838    
Poems  First Edition
1841    Mother dies.
1843    Retirement due to ill health. Moves to
Wermutshausen with sister, Claerchen.
1844    Moves to
Schwaebisch-Hall, then Mergentheim.
1848    
Poems Second Edition
1851    Marriage to Margarethe von Speeth.
1855    Birth of first daughter, Fanny.
1856    
Poems Third Edition
1857    Birth of second daughter, Marie.
1866    Retirement from teaching.
1867    
Poems Fourth Edition   Residence in Lorch.
1869    Residence in
Stuttgart, then Nuertingen. Repeated visits in Bebenhausen near Tuebingen.
1871    Back to  
Stuttgart. Marriage difficulties. Temporary separation.
1875    Dies on 4 June. Reconciliation on deathbed.
Chronology