1768 - Francois-Rene de Chateaubriand was born in Saint-Malo on the 4th of September.
1788 - He visited Paris where he made the acquaintance of Jean-Francois de La Harpe, Andre Chenier, Louis-Marcelin de Fontanes and other leading writers.
1791 - He visited the United States of America.
1800 - He returned to France in May and edited the Mercure de France.
1801 - He wrote Atala based on his encounters with North American Indians.
1802 - He wrote Rene and won fame with Genie du christianisme.
1804 - He resigned after the execution of the Duc d'Enghien.
1806 - He visited Greece, Asia Minor, Palestine, Egypt and Spain.
1811 - He published his Itineraire de Paris a Jerusalem. He was elected to the Academie Francaise.
1815 - He was made a peer of France after the Bourbon restoration.
1821 - He served as ambassador to Prussia.
1822-1824 - He served as ambassador to Kingdom of Great Britain. He rose to the office of Minister of Foreign Affairs from December 28, 1822 to August 4, 1824.
1826 - He published one of his exotic novels entitled Les Natchez.
1828 - He was appointed by Charles X as ambassador to the Holy See.
1829 - He resigned upon the accession of the Prince de Polignac as premier.
1830 - His refusal to swear allegiance to the new House of Orleans put an end to his political career.
1848 - He died in Paris on the 4th of July.
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