1909 - Alegria was born in Sartimbamba, La Libertad on November 4, 1909.
1929 - Attended University of Trujillo and worked as a journalist for El Norte newspaper.
1930 - Became a member of the Aprista movement.
1934 - Exiled to Chile for his involvement in political activities.
1935 - Wrote the novel entitled The Golden Serpent.
1938 - Wrote the novel entitled The Hungry Dogs.
1941-1948 - Went to New York and became a teacher at the University of Puerto Rico. Wrote the novel entitled Broad and Alien is the World.
1957 - Returned to Peru and joined President Belaunde Terry's Accion Popular party.
1963 - Elected to the Chamber of Deputies.
1967 - Died in Trujillo on February 17, 1967.
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