1857 – He was born on the 3rd of March in Paris.
– Bruneau studied the cello at the Paris Conservatory, and played in the Pasdeloup orchestra. He soon began to compose, writing a cantata, Genevieve de Paris while still a young man.
1884-1886 – His Ouverture heroique was performed, followed by the choral symphonies, Lida, La Belle au bois dormant.
1887 – He produced his first opera, Kérim.
1893 – Bruneau’s works, including L’Attaque du moulin.
– Zola himself wrote the libretti for the operas Messidor and L’Ouragan.
1895 – Bruneau was decorated with the Legion of Honor.
1934 – He died in Paris on the 15th of June.