1863 – On the 17th of January in Moscow.
1881 – Stanislavsky studied at a conservatory in Moscow, where he was taught how to act by imitation.
1888 – Stanislavsky acted in romantic bon vivants in slightly risque French farces and eventually funded the Society of Art and Literature, where he gained experience of aesthetics and stagecraft.
1897-1898 – He co-founded the Moscow Art Theatre with Vladimir Nemirovich-Danchenko, but the theatre started operating.
1905-1917 – Stanislavsky survived the Russian Revolution and the Russian Revolution, with Lenin apparently intervening to protect him.
1918 – Stanislavsky established the First Studio as a school for young actors and wrote several works: those available in English translation include: An Actor Prepares, Building a Character, Creating a Role, and the autobiography My Life in Art.
1863 – Died on the 17th of August.