1600 – Born into poverty in the village of Chamagne
1625 – He returned to Rome in April and was apprenticed to the now-infamous Augustin Tassi.
1627 – Lorrain returned to Rome. Here, two landscapes made for Cardinal Bentivoglio earned him the patronage of Pope Urban VIII.
1637 – He rapidly achieved fame as a painter of landscapes and seascapes.
1682 – Claude, who suffered much from gout, died in Rome at the age of eighty-two, on either 21st November or 23rd November.