July 8, 1810: Johanna Mockel (Kinkel) is born in Bonn, French Empire, the daughter of Joseph Mockel, headmaster of a French lyceum, and Marianna Lamm, a food canner.
October 13, 1832: Johanna Mockel (22) marries the book and music seller Johann Paul Mathieux in Cologne. The marriage will prove to be abusive and, although Roman Catholic, she will file for divorce.
June 25, 1840: Der Maikäfer, a journal for “non-Philistines” is founded by the Maikäferbund, an organization of poets and art historians in Bonn, including Johanna Mockel Mathieux (Kinkel) (29).
July 26, 1843: Die Assassinen, a singspiel by Johanna Kinkel (33) to words of her husband Gottfried Kinkel, is performed for the first time.
May 20, 1849: Her husband having fled for revolutionary activities, Johanna Kinkel (38) takes over editorship of the Neue Bonner Zeitung.
November 6, 1850: This night, Gottfried Kinkel, husband of Johanna Kinkel (40), escapes from Spandau Prison in Berlin. With Carl Schurz he flees to Rostock and thence to Britain.
January 19, 1851: Johanna Kinkel (40) boards ship and departs Bonn to join her husband in exile in England.
November 15, 1858: After years of growing depression, Johanna Mockel Mathieux Kinkel kills herself by jumping from the bedroom window of her London home, aged 48 years, four months, and seven days. The death will be listed as a heart attack. Her mortal remains will be laid to rest in Woking (Brookwood) Cemetery.