1557 – Born in Bologna on the 16th of August.
1574 – He worked as a reproductive engraver, copying works of 16th century masters such as Federico Barocci, Tintoretto, Antonio Campi, Veronese and Correggio.
1582 – He travelled to Venice.
1584 – He worked in Bologna on the fresco cycles in Palazzo Fava.
1586-1587 – He travelled to Parma.
– His altarpiece of the Madonna with Child and Saints, in the National Gallery of Parma.
1590 – He work in Palazzo Magnani.
1592 – He also painted the Communion of St. Jerome, now in the Pinacoteca di Bologna and considered his masterwork.
1598 – Carracci joined his brother Annibale in Rome, to collaborate on the decoration of the Gallery in Palazzo Farnese.
1600 – He was called to Parma by Duke Ranuccio I Farnese to began the decoration of the Palazzo del Giardino, but he died before it was finished.
1602 – Died on the 22nd of March.