1617 – Born on the month of December in Zwolle, in the province of Oversyssel, Holland this year.
1630-1650 – He often depicted the scenes of everyday life.
1632 – The inscription on a study of a head proves that he was probably in Amsterdam this year, studying under C. Duyster or P. Codde.
1634 – He studied under Pieter Molyn in Haarlem. In this year, he also experienced the influence of Frans Hals.
1635 – He was in London and he became a member of the Haarlem St. Lukas Guild. he subsequently travelled in Germany, France, Spain, and Italy.
1640-1641 – He visited Italy and Spain, where he was admitted by court and painted King Philip IV.
1641 – It is certain that he was in Rome when he painted the small portraits on copper of Jan Six and A Young Lady
1646-1648 – Ter Borch visited Münster (Westphalia), where he painted The Treaty of Westphalia (Peace Treaty of Münster).
1654 – He settled in Deventer.The characters of Terborch works changed where in he usually painted the life of the rich families.
1681 – The artist died this year in Deventer.