1806 – Born on July 7th in Palermo, Italy. Italian patriot and orientalist.
1820 – He joined the Carbonari like many other young Sicilians and actively sympathized with the revolution.
1822-1834 – Was arrested and condemned to death together with many others, but his sentence was commuted to imprisonment, and was liberated.
1839 – Published a work on the Sicilian Vespers, entitled Un Periodo delle storie Siciliane del XIII. secolo, filled with political allusions reflecting unfavourably on the government.
1842 – He escaped from a boat just as he was about to be arrested and settled in Paris.
1844 – He began his great work La Storia dei Musulmani in Sicilia.
1859 – After the expulsion of the central Italian despots, Amari was appointed professor of Arabic at Pisa and afterwards at Florence.
1864 – He resumed his professorship at Florence and spent the rest of his life in study.
1889 – Died on July 16th in Florence.