1554 – Born in Venice.
1579 – He also went to Munich to study with the renowned Orlando de Lassus at the court of Duke Albrecht V; most likely he stayed.
1584 – He had returned to Venice.
1585 – He became principal organist at the church of San Marco.
1597 – The vogue which began with his influential volume Sacrae symphoniae was such that composers from all over Europe, especially from Germany, came to Venice to study.
1606 – Gabrieli was increasingly ill , at which time church authorities began to appoint deputies to take over duties he could no longer perform.
1612 – Died on the 12thn of August, of complications from a kidney stone.