1915 - Roland Barthes was born on the 12th of November in Cherbough, Manche.
1924 - Moved to Paris where he attended the Lycée Montagne.
1930-1934 - Barthes studied at the Lycée Louis-le-Grand.
1934-1935 - His doctoral studies were hampered by ill health. He suffered from tuberculosis, spending time in sanatoriums.
1939 - Continued to read and write, established a theatrical group, and in spite of his condition, managed to teach at lycées in Biarritz.
1950-1952 - Served as Direction Générale des Affaires Culturelles.
1952-1959 - His teaching career expanded: research positions with the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique.
1960-1976 - He got the directorship of studies at the École Practique des Hautes Étude.
1967-1968 - Became a teacher at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.
1976-1980 - Chairman of literary semiology at Collège de France.
1977 - He was considered a leading critic of his generation, his book, A Lover's Discourse sold more than thousand copies in France.
1980 - Barthes final book, La Chambre Claire (Camera Lucinda), illustrates the close relationship he had with his mother.
- Roland Barthes died in a street accident in Paris on 23rd of March.
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