1880 - Born on the 13th of October in Odessa (known today as Ukraine).
1895 - At the age of fifteen, he ran away and lived with his aunt in Saint Petersburg.
1902 - Served the Army for two years and given a job as a customs officer in the village of Novosiltsy.
1904 - Returned to Zhitomir with his adoptive family and he worked as a journalist for the magazine.
1905 - Upon moving to Saint Petersburg, he was able to land an administrative job at the Saint-Petersburg-Warsaw Railroad.
- He met his wife, Maria Ivanovna Vasilieva, a woman who is a few years older than Cherny and was the manager at the railroad.
- Published a collection of verse in the magazine "Zritel". Because of this, the magazine was closed by the government and Cherny became a popular author.
1906-1907 - Cherny went to lived and study at University of Heidelberg in Germany.
1908 - Returned to Russia and submitted some work to the magazine "Satirikon".
1910 - Published his book of verses "Satires".
1911 - Published his 2nd book of verses "Satires and Lyrics".
1923 - Published his 3rd book of verses "Thirst".
1927 - Founder of a Russian colony in the village of La Favier in Provence.
1932 - Cherny died on 5th of July because of heart attack while he was helping to put out a fire.
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