a timeline of Geulincx' life
Events in Geulincx' life
25 January - Jan Geulincx marries Maria Strickers in the Church of the Blessed Virgin.
Blaise Pascal, French philosopher, born
31 January - Arnold Geulincx baptised in the Church of St James, with godparents Arnold Strickers and Gertrude Wost.
England declares war on Spain
Their parents acquire two houses, soon to be combined into one.
Extermination of Christianity in Japan
Arnold Geulincx begins his studies at the University of Louvain, where his teacher in Philosophy is the Cartesian Guillaume Philippe.
19 November - graduates licentiate in Theology in the Faculty of Theology, being placed second out of 159 candidates.
Louis XIII dies and is succeeded by his 5 year old son Louis XIV
December - applies for, and receives a post in the Faculty of Arts, with the title of Assistant Professor of Philosophy. Admitted as of good character, and takes the oath.
20 November - Geulincx' father sells the house in Antwerp to his brother-in-law Hendrik Strickers.
10 December- released from his civic duties, Geulincx' father goes with his wife to live with their son Arnold.
Trial and subsequent beheading of Charles I
Arnold Geulincx appointed full Professor.
September - appointed an Examiner of the Degree of Bachelor of Arts, and also Regent-Master presiding over Disputations.
16 December - inaugurates Disputations with his Oratio Prima.
Provisional Fronde government set up in France
The first edition of his Quaestiones Quodlibeticae published in Antwerp.
Oliver Cromwell becomes Lord Protector
August - Amold Geulincx, Licentiate in Theology, listed in fifth place among the Deans of Faculties.
Treaty of Westminster ends Anglo-Dutch war
18 January- applies for a Prebendary of the Cathedral of Aix, but not appointed, because of inability to prove legitimate birth.
17 September - appointed one of the Examiners of Licentiates.
Emperor Ferdinand III dies and his son Leopold I
23 January - "The Doctors having stated that there was a matter concerning the School, which they wished to bring to the attention of the Faculty of Arts; but it being inconvenient for all of them to take evidence, they requested that the task should be entrusted to a commission, whose members have fully informed themselves in the case of Dr Amold Geulincx, sometime Professor, to wit, why and for what reason on the unanimous decision of the Regents and other Professors he was deposed from his Chair. The evidence against him having been seen, read, and accepted by the Rector, the Doctors judged that he not only could be, but should be subject to the said deposition."
11 February - an Examiner appointed by the Faculty in place of Dr Geulincx.
7 May - the Register of members of staff of the University of Leyden mentions," Arnold Geulincx of Antwerp, aged 33 (sic), onetime Professor at Louvain, living in a district called Garenmarkt, where he is said to maintain his household."
6 September - presents himself for examination by the Medical Faculty.
17 September - created Doctor of Medicine as a result of a satisfactory Disputation on Fevers.
22nd November - in the Registry of Marriage of the city,Geulincx posts banns of marriage to Susanna Strickers of Weert, domiciled in the same district. Witnesses Sebastian van den Bosch, brother-in-law of Susanna, and Anna Lamberts, mother of Susanna.
8 December - Geulincx' marriage solemnised.
Cromwell dissolves Parliament. He later dies as is succeeded by his son Richard
16 March - granted permission by the Senate to conduct a private philosophical school.
8 August - the University authorities consider a submission requesting that he be allowed to preside over public Disputations; 130 which, after a hearing by three Professors, was temporarily granted on 18th November, with the stipulation that he remain within the bounds of Aristotelianism, and not claim any right to academic office or salary.
Derby petition for permanent settlement of the constitutional crisis between army and Parliament
7 August - approaches the Guardians to be allowed to conduct certain Disputations in public free of charge.
8 November - denied permission by the Guardians, who then go on to withdraw the concession made to Geulincx the year before.
Louis XIV of France marries Maria Teresa, Infanta of Spain
21 August - appointed Lecturer in Logic at an annual salary of 300 guilders.
14 October - inaugurates his lectures in Logic with Oratio Secunda.
Shun Chih, first Manchu emperor of China, dies
28 August - granted the title of Extraordinary Professor, and obliged to move into the vacant house of the Subregent of the College of the Orders of Holland.
English law & administration introduced into New York
20 November - in his Inaugural Lecture, Abraham Heydan delivers the following words commemorating as a victim of the plague along with many others, "Dr Geulincx, a man gifted with such genius and eloquence that if poverty (that mother of a virtuous mind, but so great a handicap that some do not emerge from the struggle with her) had not prevented him, his name and reputation would shine forth among the most distinguished philosophers and orators of our age."
27 November - on the petition of Geulincx' widow, Susanna Strickers, the University authorities agree to pay her a hundred guilders twice a year, for the support of her family. (There is no reliable evidence that any of this money was ever paid.)
Wilson, Martin. 1999. Appendix to Metaphysica Vera. Christoffel Press,
Grun, Bernard. 1991. The timetables of history. 3rd edition, New York; Simon and Schuster.