1854 – Born in Porvoo, Finland on the 21st of July.
– The company of Runeberg had a lasting impact on Edelfelt, who from time to time turned to scenes from Finnish history in his paintings.
– Edelfelt went on to illustrate Runeberg’s epic poem The Tales of Ensign Stal.
1873 – He studied art in Antwerp.
1874 – Studied in Paris.
1877 – Queen Blanca.
1878 – Duke Karl Insulting the Corpse of Klaus Fleming.
1879 – A Child’s Funeral.
1881-1882 – St. Petersburg.
1883 – Virginie.
1885 – Portrait of Louis Pasteur.
1888 – He married baroness Ellan de la Chapelle with whom he had one child.
– He enjoyed considerable success in Paris and was one of the founders of the Realist art movement in Finland.
– He influenced several younger Finnish painters and helped fellow Finnish artists such as Akseli Gallen-Kallela to make their brakethrough in Paris.
1905 – Died on the 18th of August.