1522 – Joachim du Bellay was born at the château of La Turmelière, France.
1545 – Received permission to go to Poitiers to study law.
1547 – He met Ronsard in Poitiers, a starting-point of the French school of Renaissance poetry.
1549 – Published a Recueil de poésies dedicated to the Princess Marguerite.
1550 – Published his sonnet sequence Olive.
1552 – Wrote a version of the fourth book of the Aeneid.
1553 – Traveled to Rome as one of the secretaries of Cardinal du Bellay.
1559 – He published at Poitiers La Nouvelle Ivlanière de faire son profit des lettres.
1560 – du Bellay died on the 1st of January because of health problem.