1852 – Stanford was born in Dublin on the 30th of September.
1862 – He came to London as a pupil of Arthur O’Leary and Ernst Pauer.
1870 – He won a scholarship to Queens’ College, Cambridge.
1873 – Moving to Trinity College and succeeding J. L. Hopkins as college organist.
1874 – He was given leave of absence for part of each year to complete his studies in Germany, where he studied with Carl Reinecke and Friedrich Kiel.
– He took his BA degree.
1876 – He first became known as a composer with his incidental music to Tennyson’s Queen Mary.
1881 – His first opera, The Veiled Prophet, was given at Hanover this was succeeded by Savonarola.
1883 – He was appointed professor of composition at the Royal College of Music.
1886 – He was conductor of the Bach Choir.
1887 – He was professor of music at Cambridge, succeeding Sir G. A. Macfarren.
1897 – Conductor of the Leeds Philharmonic Society.
1901 – The Leeds Festival.
1902 – He was knighted.
1914 – He published several books, including an autobiography, Pages from an Unwritten Diary.
1924 – Died on the 29th of March.