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.
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