1900 – Born on the 1st of May in Pescina dei Marsi, Italy.
1917 – Finished secondary school and began to work with Socialist groups, becoming a leader of the antiwar movement and editor of the Roman Socialist organ "Avanguardia".
1921 – Helped found the Italian Communist Party.
1922 – Became the editor of the party’s paper in Trieste, "Il Lavoratore".
1930 – Settled in Switzerland, became disillusioned with Communism, left the party, and began to write.
1930-1934 – Silone produced his first novel, Fontamara, which was published in Zürich.
1937 – Published his best known work, the novel Bread and Wine.
1938-1939 – A second anti-Fascist satire, La scuola dei dittatori.
1950 – He retired to devote himself to writing.
1978 – Died on the 22nd of August in Geneva.