1832 – He was born in Paris this year.
1850 – He studied under the academic painter Thomas Couture.
1856 – He opened his own studio.
1858 – He painted The Absinthe Drinker and other contemporary subjects such as beggars, singers, Gypsies, people in cafés, and bullfights.
1863 – His famous work, A Bar at the Folies-Bergère (Le Bar aux Folies-Bergère)
1867 – He set up his own exhibition.
1871 – He traveled to Oloron-Sainte-Marie in the Pyrenees.
1871 – He wrote to his (confederate) friend Félix Braquemond in Paris about his visit.
1882 – He completed painting his last major work, A Bar at the Folies-Bergère.
1875 – French edition of Edgar Allan Poe’s The Raven included lithographs by Manet and translation by Mallarmé.
1881 – The French government awarded Manet the Légion d’honneur.
1883 – He died this year.