1778 – Brougham was born in Edinburgh on the 19th of September.
1800 – Brougham chose law as his profession, and was admitted to the Faculty of Advocates.
1803 – He gained such a reputation, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society at the age of only 25.
– He quickly became a fixture in London society and gained the friendship of Lord Grey and other leading Whig politicians.
1806 – The Foreign Secretary, Charles James Fox, appointed him secretary to a diplomatic mission to Portugal, led by James St Clair-Erskine, 2nd Earl of Rosslyn and John Jervis, 1st Earl St Vincent.
1816 – He was to remain out of Parliament, when he was returned for Winchelsea.
1812 – Brougham had become one of the chief advisers to Caroline, Princess of Wales, the estranged wife of George, Prince of Wales, the Prince Regent and future George IV.
1830 – Brougham remained Member of Parliament for Winchelsea until February when he was returned for Knaresborough.
1868 – He died on the 7th of May.