1837 – He was born in Rennes on the 29th of April.
1856 – Boulanger graduated from Saint-Cyr and entered regular service in the French Army.
1871 – Boulanger was among the Third Republic military leaders who crushed the Paris Commune.
1880 – Boulanger was made a brigadier-general.
1882 – He was a War Minister Jean-Baptiste Billot appointed him director of infantry at the war office,
1886 – He returned to Paris, and began to take part in politics under the aegis of Georges Clemenceau and the Radicals; in January, when Charles de Freycinet was brought into power by the support of the Radical leader, Boulanger was given the post of War Minister – replacing Jean-Baptiste-Marie Campenon.
1889 – In January, he ran as a deputy for Paris, and, after an intense campaign, took the seat with 244,000 votes against the 160,000 of his main adversary.
1891 – He died on the 30th of September.