1883 - Hasek was born in Prague on April 30, 1883.
1896 - At the age of thirteen, his father died.
1898 - Addicted to drugs at the age of fifteen.
1903 - Graduated from business school. He worked as a bank officer but preferred the liberated profession of a writer and journalist.
1906 - Joined the anarchist movement and he gave regular lectures to groups of proletarian workers.
1907 - Due to his dedication he became the editor of the anarchist journal Komuna. He met Jarmilla Mayerova however her parents does not approved of Hasek's lifestyle.
1909 - Published sixty-four short stories, and was named as the editor of the journal The Animal World.
1910 - Married Jarmilla Mayerova but their marriage was not successful.
1912 - Published the book The Good soldier Svejk and other strange stories.
1913 - Jarmilla leave Hasek after she caught him faking his own death.
1914 - Joined the army at the outbreak of World War I.
1915 - Hasek was captured by the Russians, at the prisoner's camp he was assigned as the secretary to the camp commander.
1923 - Died in Lipnice on January 3, 1923 because of tuberculosis. Hasek is buried at the Lipnice Old Cemetery.
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