1835 - Butler was born in Nottinghamshire, England on December 4, 1835.
1854 - Attended Shrewsbury School then went to Saint John College in Cambridge, his father's alma mater.
1858 - Graduated as the summa cum laude in his chosen degree.
1872 - Wrote his satirical novel "Erewhon", the story of an imaginary land, he criticized the customs and manners of contemporary England.
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