1877 – He was born in Conegliano, in the region of Veneto, Italy, on the 26th of September.
– He was appointed head of the Neurobiological Institute, at the Mental Institute of Milan.
1924 – He was given a lecturing post in Neuropsychiatry in Bari; then
1928 – He took over the post of Prof. Enrico Morselli, at the University of Genoa.
1935 – He became the Chair of the Department of Mental and Neurological Diseases at the University of Rome La Sapienza, where he developed electroconvulsive therapy for the treatment of several kinds of mental disorders, a discovery which made him world-famous.
1950 – He received a honorary degree by the Collège de Sorbonne at the University of Paris.
1963 – Cerletti died in Rome on the 25th of July.