1845 – Born on the 25th of November in Povoa de Varzim, Portugal.
1861 – He went to Coimbra,Portugal to study law at the University of Coimbra.
1869 – He travelled to Egypt and watched the opening of the Suez Canal.
1874 – He worked at Havana stationed at 53 Grey Street.
1875 – He wrote his first realist novel "The Sin of Father Amaro".
1876 – He published the second version of O Crime de Padre Amaro and another celebrated novel.
1888 – His masterpiece Maias ("The Maias") was published.
– He became Portuguese consul-general in Paris, France
1900 – He died on the 16th of August because of tuberculosis.