June 15, 1749: Georg Joseph Vogler is born at Innerer Graben Nr.9 in Würzburg in the Bishopric of Würzburg in the Holy Roman Empire, the son of Jared Vogler, an instrument maker.
November 22, 1772: On St. Cecilia’s Day, Georg Joseph Vogler (23) celebrates his first mass in the presence of the court of Elector Karl Theodor in Mannheim.
March 15, 1773: Karl Theodor, Elector Palatine, provides Georg Joseph Vogler (23) with the financial means to pursue musical studies in Italy.
October 25, 1776: Georg Joseph Vogler (27) receives a contribution from Elector Palatine Karl Theodor to found the Mannheimer Tonschule.
November 4, 1777: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (21) writes from Mannheim to his father, “Deputy-Kapellmeister Vogler (26), who had composed the mass which was performed the other day, is a dreary musical jester, an exceedingly conceited and rather incompetent fellow. The whole orchestra dislikes him. But today, Sunday, I heard a mass by Holzbauer (66), which he wrote twenty-six years ago, but which is very fine. He is a good composer, he has a good church style, he knows how to write for voices and instruments, and he composes good fugues.” (Anderson, 356)
July 11, 1779: Lampedo, a melodrama by Georg Joseph Vogler (30) to words of Lichtenberg, is performed for the first time, in the Hoftheater, Darmstadt.
December 12, 1781: Erwin und Elmire, a singspiel by Georg Joseph Vogler (32) to words of Goethe, is performed for the first time, in Darmstadt.
March 25, 1783: Le patriotisme, a grand opera by Georg Joseph Vogler (33), is performed for the first time, at Versailles.
November 15, 1783: La kermesse ou La foire flamande, a comic opera by Georg Joseph Vogler (34) to words of Patrat, is performed for the first time, at the Théâtre Favart, Paris.
May 30, 1784: Georg Joseph Vogler (34) performs before the Prussian court in the Garrisonkirche, Berlin.
August 9, 1786: Athalie, a tragedy by Georg Joseph Vogler (37) to words of Racine, is performed for the first time, in Stockholm.
January 12, 1787: Castore e Polluce, a tragedia lirica by Georg Joseph Vogler (37) to his own words after Frugoni, is performed for the first time, at the Hoftheater, Munich.
January 24, 1788: Gustav Adolph och Ebba Brahe, a lyric drama by Georg Joseph Vogler (38) to words of Kellgren after Gustavus III, is performed for the first time, in the Royal Opera, Stockholm.
May 17, 1804: Samori, an heroic opera by Georg Joseph Vogler (54) to words of Huber, is performed for the first time, in the Theater an der Wien, Vienna. The work is warmly received.
January 16, 1806: Georg Joseph Vogler’s (56) Castor und Pollux, directed by the composer, is performed in Munich to celebrate the wedding of Napoléon’s adopted son Eugene to August Amalia, daughter of King Maximilian I of Bavaria. One of the leads is Regina Hitzelberger, who, nine years hence, will give birth to Josephine Lang.
March 29, 1806: Georg Joseph Vogler (56) gives the first of two concerts in Munich he calls a "national-charakteristisches Konzert." He performs "themes, for which only the ideas were fixed, the execution was left to the performer." (Morgan, 30) They are mostly themes he says he collected in various travels to non-German speaking lands. His interpolations will be collected into his publication Polymelos.
April 20, 1806: Georg Joseph Vogler’s (56) Bavarian National Symphony, a reworking of his Symphony in C, is performed for the Bavarian court in Munich.
August 1, 1807: Georg Joseph Vogler (58) is appointed Hofkapellmeister and Privy Councillor for Ecclesastical Affairs to Grand Duke Ludwig I of Hesse-Darmstadt.
October 16, 1809: Before King Maximilian I, the Queen, and the entire court, Georg Joseph Vogler (60) gives the inaugural concert on the organ at St. Peter’s in Munich, which he recently rebuilt.
June 17, 1812: Georg Joseph Vogler (63) and Meyer Beer (Giacomo Meyerbeer) (20) travel to Nymphenburg to see the Queen of Bavaria. Vogler intercedes on behalf of his protégé to have his opera Jephtas Gelübde performed at the Court Theatre, and that the Queen may allow Meyerbeer to play in the Court Concert. The Queen says she will have to consult the King. Later, Meyerbeer is summoned to play in the evening. He is last in a line of performers and plays his Rondo in g minor at the piano. The Queen compliments him and asks about his compositions.
November 1, 1812: Georg Joseph Vogler (63) plays the triorganon for the first time, at high mass in St. Michael’s Church in Munich. He recently completed construction of the instrument.
November 16, 1812: Georg Joseph Vogler (63) gives the first public concert on his instrument, the triorganon, in St. Michael’s Church, Munich. It is a great success.
May 6, 1814: 04:00-05:00 Georg Joseph Vogler dies of a stroke in Darmstadt, Grand Duchy of Hesse, aged 64 years, ten months, and 21 days. At the time of his death he is penniless, having been ruined by his attempt to construct the Triorganon. His earthly remains will be laid to rest in the Friedhof am Kapellplatz, Darmstadt.