1903 – Born on February 21st in Le Havre, France. French author who produced some of the most important prose and poetry of the mid-20th century.
1936 – Worked as a reporter for L’Intransigeant.
1936 – Queneau became a reader for the prestigious Encyclopédie de la Pléiade, a scholarly edition of past and present classical authors.
1937 – His corrosive laughter rang out in the seemingly light verse of his childhood reminiscences in Chêne et chien (“Oak and Dog”), a novel in verse.
1943-1952 – Wrote the poems: Les Ziaux, Petite Cosmogonie portative (“A Pocket Cosmogony”), and Si tu t’imagines (“If You Imagine”).
1955 – Became the director of Encyclopédie de la Pléiade.
1976 – Died on October 25th in Paris.