1915 – Roland Barthes was born on the 12th of November in Cherbough, Manche.
1924 – Moved to Paris where he attended the Lycée Montagne.
1930-1934 – Barthes studied at the Lycée Louis-le-Grand.
1934-1935 – His doctoral studies were hampered by ill health. He suffered from tuberculosis, spending time in sanatoriums.
1939 – Continued to read and write, established a theatrical group, and in spite of his condition, managed to teach at lycées in Biarritz.
1950-1952 – Served as Direction Générale des Affaires Culturelles.
1952-1959 – His teaching career expanded: research positions with the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique.
1960-1976 – He got the directorship of studies at the École Practique des Hautes Étude.
1967-1968 – Became a teacher at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.
1976-1980 – Chairman of literary semiology at Collège de France.
1977 – He was considered a leading critic of his generation, his book, A Lover’s Discourse sold more than thousand copies in France.
1980 – Barthes final book, La Chambre Claire (Camera Lucinda), illustrates the close relationship he had with his mother.
– Roland Barthes died in a street accident in Paris on 23rd of March.