Georges Joseph Christian Simenon was a Belgian writer who wrote in French.
1903 - Born 13th of February at 26 rue Léopold (now number 24) in Liège.
1908 - Attended the Institut Saint-André.
1911 - Simenons moved to 53 rue de la Loi, also in the Outremeuse.
1914 - Studied at the Collège Saint-Louis, a Jesuit high school.
1917 - Simenon family moved to a former post office building in the Amercoeur neighborhood.
1919 - Took a job at the Gazette de Liège, a newspaper edited by Joseph Demarteau.
- Wrote more than 150 articles under the pen name "G. Sim."
- Simenon's first novel, Au Pont des Arches.
1921 - Published Au Pont des Arches under his "G. Sim" pseudonym.
1922 - Move to Paris with Régine Renchon (hereafter referred to by her nickname "Tigy"), at first living in the XVIIe Arrondissement.
1923 - Simenon and Tigy returned briefly to Liège.
1930 - The most famous character invented by Simenon, Commissaire Maigret, made his first appearance in a piece in Detective written at Joseph Kessel's request.
1932 - Simenon travel extensively, sending back reports from Africa, eastern Europe, Turkey, and the Soviet Union. A trip around the world followed in 1934 and 1935.
1952 - Paid a visit to Belgium and was made a member of the Académie Royale de Belgique.
1989 - Georges Simenon died 4th of September in his sleep in Lausanne.
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