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.
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