February 5, 1748: Christian Gottlob Neefe is born in Chemnitz, Electorate of Saxony in the Holy Roman Empire, the son of Johann Gottlieb Neefe, a tailor, and Rosina Weyrauch.
December 13, 1771: Die Apotheke, a comic opera by Christian Gottlob Neefe (23) to words of Engel, is performed for the first time, in Berlin.
May 10, 1772: Amors Guckkasten, an operetta by Christian Gottlob Neefe (24) to words of Michaelis, is performed for the first time, in Leipzig.
March 5, 1776: Zemire und Azor, a komische Oper by Christian Gottlob Neefe (28) to words of von Thummel after Marmontel, is performed for the first time, in Leipzig.
March 26, 1776: Christian Gottlob Neefe’s (28) drama Heinrich und Lyda to words of “B.C. d’Arien”, is performed for the first time, in Berlin.
October 12, 1776: Sophonisbe, a musikalisches Drama mit historischen Prolog und Choren by Christian Gottlob Neefe (28) to words of Meissner, is performed for the first time, in Leipzig.
September 23, 1780: Adelheit von Veltheim, a Schauspiel mit Gesang by Christian Gottlob Neefe (32) to words of Grossmann, is performed for the first time, in Frankfurt-am-Main.
April 26, 1783: Bonn Kapellmeister Andrea Luchesi and Konzertmeister Cajetano Mattioli leave town for Italy. While they are away, Luchesi’s duties are taken up by court organist Christian Gottlob Neefe (35). With all this extra work, Neefe will call on the assistance of his student, Ludwig van Beethoven (12).
July 23, 1784: Christian Gottlob Neefe writes that he has taken a position as a schoolmaster in order to make up for the reduction in salary of 27 June.
February 8, 1785: Maximilian-Franz, Elector-Archbishop of Cologne, restores Christian Gottlob Neefe (37) to his full salary as court organist. See 27 June 1784.
January 3, 1789: The National Theatre in Bonn is reopened after a hiatus of five years. The stage director is Christian Gottlob Neefe (40).
January 26, 1798: Christian Gottlob Neefe dies in Dessau in the Principality of Anhalt-Dessau, aged 49 years, eleven months, and 21 days. His earthly remains will be laid to rest in the Historischer Friedhof, Dessau.