1804 Born on September 8 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 - 1843 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. Lectures German literature in Stuttgart.
1855 Birth of first daughter, Fanny.
1856 Poems Third Edition. Mozart auf der Reise nach Prag
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.