1934 – Born on the 14th of March.
1957 – Studying in local seminaries, he was ordained a priest on the 28th of June by Archbishop Giovanni Battista Montini.
1989 – He served in the Archdiocese of Milan until the 1st of July, when Pope John Paul II named Tettamanzi archbishop of Ancona-Osimo.
1991 – Tettamanzi submitted his resignation as bishop on the 6th of April.
1995 – He was appointed its archbishop on the 20th of April.
1998 – The consistory of February 21, Tettamanzi Cardinal Priest with the title of Ss. Ambrogio e Carlo.
2002 – Tettamanzi was reassigned as archbishop of Milan on the 11th of July.
– He was the leading Italian candidate, but the Italian cardinals are now a minority in the college, and the German Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger was elected instead, becoming Pope Benedict XVI. Tettamanzi remains eligible to vote in any future conclaves that begin before his 80th birthday on the 14th of March 2014.