1757 – Born on the 3rd of August in Chelsea.
1779 – "Paddy on Horseback," which appeared, is the first caricature which is certainly his
1782 – Two caricatures on Rodney’s naval victory, issued, were among the first of the memorable series of his political sketches.
1788 – Appeared two fine caricatures by Gillray. "Blood on Thunder fording the Red Sea" represents Lord Thurlow carrying Warren Hastings through a sea of gore: Hastings looks very comfortable, and is carrying two large bags of money.
1798 – His contemporary political influence is borne witness to in a letter from Lord Bateman, dated on the 3rd of November. "The Opposition," he writes to Gillray, "are as low as we can wish them.
1811 – His last work, from a design by Bunbury, is entitled "Interior of a Barber’s Shop in Assize Time.
1815 – Gillray died on the 1st of June, and was buried in St James’s churchyard, Piccadilly.