1801 23 October: Albert Lortzing born in Berlin.
1812 Johann Gottlieb Lortzing, father of Albert, gave up his tannery and made his debut as an actor in Breslau.
1813 Albert and his parents in Bamberg.
1814 Albert and his parents in Strasbourg.
1817 Travels with Josef Derossi, who directed the ABC-Theater in Aachen, Bonn, Cologne, Düsseldorf and Elberfeld.
1819 First appearance of Albert Lortzing on the stage as "Jugendlicher Liebhaber" in comic plays and as Tenor and Baritone in opera's.
1824 30 January: Marriage Albert Lortzing with Rosina Regina Ahles (b 10-12-1800, d. 14-06-1854)
  Singspiel: "Ali Pascha von Janina". 
1825 Albert, Rosina and his parents appear together on stage in the first performance of the translation by Schlegel of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.
1826 Albert and his wife were engaged for the Detmold Hoftheater, which also played in Münster, Osnabrück and Bad Pyrmont (in summer).
1828 15 November: First performance of "Die Himmelfahrt Jesu Christi".
1830 19 December: First performance of "Die Jagd", after J.A. Hiller in Detmold. 
1832 Performance of four Singspiels, written and assembled from other composer's music by Lortzing: "Der Pole und sein Kind" (f.p. 11-10-182, Osnabrück), Der Weihnachtsabend, with three of Lortzing's children in the cast (f.p. 21-12-1832 in Münster), "Szenen aus Mozarts Leben" (with only music by Mozart) and "Andreas Hofer".
1833 Lortzing and his wife with Friedrich Ringelhardt in Leipzig. Lortzing played the leading role in "Der Schachmaschine", with R. Wagner's sister Rosalie.
  Lortzing became a member of the "Tunnel Society", a lower-middle-class society, where he met Heinrich Laube and Karl Herloßsohn.  His arrangement from Mozart's "Zauberflöte-overture" was written for his friends of the "Tunnel".
1834 Lortzing became a member of the lodge: "Balduin zur Linde", where he made friends with Philipp Reger and with Philipp Düringer, who became his first biographer.
1837 20 February: First performance of "Die beiden Schützen" in Leipzig. The success of this work made Lortzing famous as a composer.
  22 December: First performance of "Zar und Zimmermann". 
1840 23 January: First performance of "Hans Sachs" in Leipzig
1841 2 December: Johann Gottlieb, Lortzing's father, died.
1844 Ringelhardt retired from the Leipziger Stadttheater. The new director, Carl Christian Schmidt appointed Lortzing to "Kapellmeister". He began his new career as a conductor with a performance of Mozart's Don Giovanni on 10 August.
1845 21 April: first performance of "Undine" in Magdeburg, 25 April: first performance in Hamburg, under Lortzing's direction.
1846 Back in Leipzig, Lortzing was dismissed from his post. Franz Pokorny invited him to the "Theater an der Wien", where he became Kapellmeister, together with Franz von Suppé. 
  8 December: Charlotte Sophie, Lortzing's mother, died.
1848 Lortzing wrote his Revolutionary opera, Regina. It was never produced in his lifetime, due to the liberal subject.
1850 April: Kapellmeister at the Berlin Friedrich-Wilhelmstadt Theater. However, this engagement would terminate on 1 February 1851.
1851 20 January: "Die Opernprobe", Lortzings last opera,  performed in Frankfurt am Main. Lortzing lay ill in bed, unable to pay his doctor's fees.
  21 January: Lortzing died in Berlin.