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.
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