1865 – Born in Tarnaörs, Hungary on the 23rd of September.
1880 – The family moved to London where they lodged with their countryman Francis Pichler at 162 Great Portland Street.
1894 – Orczy attended West London School of Art and then Heatherley’s School of Fine Art, where she met her future husband, Montague Maclean Barstow, whom she married.
1899 – His birth but her first novel, The Emperor’s Candlesticks, was a failure.
1901 – Her next novel, In Mary’s Reign did better.
1903 – She and her husband wrote a play based on one of her short stories about an English aristocrat, Sir Percy Blakeney, Bart., who rescued French aristocrats from the French revolution: The Scarlet Pimpernel.
1906 – He went on to write over a dozen sequels featuring Sir Percy Blakeney, his family, and the other members of the League of the Scarlet Pimpernel, of which the first, I Will Repay, was the most popular.
1909 – The Nest of the Sparrowhawk
– Her work was so successful that she was able to buy an estate in Monte Carlo.
1940 – The last Pimpernel book, Mam’zelle Guillotine, was published.
1947 – Died in Henley on Thames on the 12th of November.