1770 – Born in Ettrick, Selkirkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. Scottish author, songwriter and poet.
1794 – Hogg’s first printed piece was "The Mistakes of a Night" in the Scots Magazine for October.
1800 – Wrote poetry collection "Donald M’Donald".
1801 – He published his Scottish Pastorals.
1802 – Hogg became acquainted with Sir Walter Scott, who was then collecting materials for his Border Minstrelsy.
1807 – On Scott’s recommendation Constable published Hogg’s miscellaneous poems, The Mountain Bard.
1810 – He set off in February to push his fortune in Edinburgh as a literary adventurer.
– He then began a weekly periodical, The Spy, which he continued from September until August.
1813 – The appearance of The Queen’s Wake established Hogg’s reputation as a poet; Byron recommended it to John Murray, who brought out an English edition.
1820 – He married Margaret Phillips, a lady of a good Annandale family, and found himself possessed of about £1000, a good house and a well-stocked farm.
1835 – Died on November 21st in Altrive, Yarrow of the Borders, Scotland.