1827 – Born on the 7th of July in Mosso, near Biella, Piedmont.
1860 – He was elected to the Piedmontese Chamber of Deputies.
1862 – He briefly served as finance minister of the newly unified Italy.
1866 – His solution, a tax on the milling of grain, was at first resisted, and he himself was forced to resign.
1869 – His third term as finance minister.
1870 – The French garrison had been withdrawn from Rome on account of the demands of the Franco-German War, it was Sella who persuaded King Victor Emmanuel II to seize the city as the national capital.
1884 – Died on the 14th of March in Biella.