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.