1870 – Ivan Bunin was born on his impoverished but proud family’s estate near Voronezh in Oryol Province on the 10th of October.
1881 – He entered the gymnasium (secondary school) in Elets but withdrew after 3 years and was tutored by his older brother.
1891 – Bunin published Poems, a volume that celebrated the natural world and was classical in style.
1903 – He won the Academy of Sciences’ Pushkin Prize.
1909 – Bunin’s work was both popular and critically respected, and the Academy of Sciences elected him to honorary membership.
– He traveled widely, he published a series of sketches on the Mediterranean and the Near East.
1953 – Bunin died in Paris, on the 8th of November.