1915 January 4th:
Marie-Louise von Franz was born in Munich to Baron Erwin Gottfried von Franz (1876-1944) and Margret, née Schoen (1883-1962). Her father was Austrian, the mother German by birth.
The family moves to Rheineck in the canton of St. Gallen, Switzerland.
Primary school in Rheineck.
Freies Gymnasium in Zurich.
The family moves to Dolderstrasse 107, Zurich, where her father had purchased a villa.
During the summer she meets C. G. Jung in Bollingen. She is eighteen years old.
In the fall she begins her studies at the University of Zurich, where she majors in classical philology, Latin and Greek and minors in literature, and ancient history.
She attends C. G. Jung's lectures on modern psychology, on basic psychological concepts and his psychological seminar at the ETH (Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule, or Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) in Zurich.
She begins analysis with C. G. Jung.
She launches her work on the symbolism of fairy tales (Symbolik des Märchens) which she was to continue for nine years.
The ETH in Zurich grants her a scholarship of SFr. 500.00 for symbolic historical research. Prof. C. G. Jung sponsors this application.
She attends C. G. Jung's psychological seminar and his lectures on the association experiment and on modern psychology.
She participates for the first time in the Eranos Conference, Ascona, Switzerland.
She attends C. G. Jung's lectures on the introduction to the psychology of the unconscious and his psychological seminar.
She receives Swiss citizenship and becomes a citizen of Zurich.
She receives her Ph. D. in classical philology magna cum laude; thesis title: "Die ästhetische Anschauung der Iliasscholien" ("The Aesthetic Opinions in the Iliad Scholia"). Prof. Dr. Ernst Howald, her thesis advisor, writes: „Summa diligentia et magna sagacitate conscripta”.
She becomes an associate member of the Psychological Club of Zurich. Marie-Louise von Franz gave the majority of her lectures at the Psychological Club of Zurich and the C. G. Jung Institute in Küsnacht, Zurich.
ca. 1942 After a discussion with C. G. Jung she begins to see her first analysands.
She becomes a member of the Psychological Club of Zurich, and serves for several years as its librarian. C. G. Jung himself was for many years member of the library committee.
Her father dies in Zurich. One year later her Mother sells their house and moves into an apartment and Marie-Louise von Franz rents a small room in Zurich.
She moves to a small apartment in Küsnacht (Canton Zurich) along with Barbara Hannah.
Lectures in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland.
Trip to the United States of America, staying for three months and also delivering lectures.
Trip to Egypt and Greece.
She becomes a training analyst at the C. G. Jung Institute.
She builds her tower in Bollingen together with Barbara Hannah.
July 6: C. G. Jung dies.
Her mother dies in Zurich.
Journey to Scotland with Barbara Hannah.
She moves with Miss Hannah to Lindenbergstrasse 15 in Küsnacht.
She participates in the second Bailey Island Conference held in honor of Dr. Esther Harding's eightieth birthday and presents her paper "Number Games of the Universe", later published under the title, "Symbols of the Unus Mundus".
She lectures in the United States.
Four-week long journey with Mrs. Ariane Rump to Bangkok (Thailand), Ankor Wat and Phnom Penh (Cambodia), Tokyo, Nikko, Hakone, Nara and Kyoto (Japan), Toba and Bali (Indonesia), British Hong Kong (China) and Singapore.
She lectures in: Bremen, Elmau and Herrenalb, Baden-Baden (Germany), Montreal (Canada), Panarion (USA), Lindau and Graz (Austria), Rome (Italy), Paris (France).
1974 April 26th
She founds together with four friends the Foundation for Jungian Psychology in Küsnacht CH.
She takes a two-weeks trip to Florence, Italy.
She lectures in the United States, and, at the ETH, delivers the lecture: "Archetypal Experience Surrounding Death".
For the last time she attends the Eranos Conference in Ascona. She delivers the lecture: "Nike and the Waters of the Styx".
From this point on, she begins to lead a more introverted life in her house in Küsnacht and retreats ever more frequently to her tower in Bollingen, where she spends up to five months a year. She continues to see friends and analysands from all over the world and dedicates herself to her creative work, focusing especially on Arabic alchemy.
She lectures in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany on a congress dealing with the space-time-problem: "Some Historical Aspects of C. G. Jung's synchronicity Hypothesis". Participants in the conference include Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker, His Holiness The Dalai Lama, Joseph Needham, Raimon Pannikar, and Chungliang Al Huang.
Barbara Hannah dies.
She delivers her last public lecture: "C. G. Jung's Rehabilitation of the Feeling Function in our Contemporary Civilization" in Küsnacht.
1990 til her death
She writes a manuscript, witch was published postum: Muhammad Ibn Umail's Hall Ar-Rumuz/ Clearing of Enigmas: Historical Introduction and Psychological Comment (Editor Theodor Abt), Fotorotar AG 1999.
Marie-Louise von Franz is the guiding spirit of the newly-founded “Research and Training Centre in Depth Psychology according to C. G. Jung and Marie-Louise von Franz”, Zurich, and is its Honorary President.
1998 February 17:
Marie-Louise von Franz dies in her 83th year in her home in Küsnacht.