1844 – France was born in Paris, France on April 16, 1844.
1864 – Studied at the College Stanislaus and upon graduating he helped his father by working at his bookstore.
1870 – France was able to get the position of a cataloguer at Bacheline-Deflorenne and at Lemerre.
1876 – Appointed as a librarian for the French Senate.
1885 – Published "My Friend’s Book" (Le Livre de mon ami), an autobiographical novel
1888-1892 – Became the literary critic of the newspaper Le Temps. His reviews were collected in four volumes under the title "On Life and Letters" (La Vie litteraire).
1893 – Published his most celebrated novel, "At the Sign of the Reine Pedauque" (La Rotisserie de la Reine Pedauque), about the life in eighteenth century France.
1896-1901 – France was elected to the French Academy. He wrote the History Contemporary (Histoire contemporaine), which comprises of prose works, is one of France’s most famous creations.
1921 – Nominated and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.
1924 – France died in Indre-et-Loire, France on October 12, 1924.