1636 – Nicolas Boileau was born on the 1st of November in Paris, France. He was the fifteenth child of Gilles Boileau, a clerk in the parlement. He was a French critic and satiric poet.
1666 – Published Satires du Sieur D…, containing seven satires and the Discours au roi.
1669 – Appeared his epistles.
1674 – His two masterpieces, L’Art poétique and Le Lutrin, were published.
– Appeared also his translation of Longinus On the Sublime.
1677 – Boileau was made historiographer.
1687 – Retired to a country house he had bought at Auteuil.
1705 – He sold his house and returned to Paris.
1711 – His death took place on the 13th of March.