1909 - Born on the 3rd of February in Paris, France.
1931 - After graduating from the École Normale Supérieure, she taught philosophy in several girls' schools.
1934 - She took a job in an auto factory, where she observed the spiritually deadening effect of machines on her fellow workers.
1940 - Born Jewish, she converted to Roman Catholicism.
1942 - She assisted the anti Franco forces in the Spanish Civil War and aided the French Resistance from London.
1943 - Died on the 24th of August in Ashford, Kent, England.
1947 - Her posthumously published works, including Gravity and Grace.
1949 - The Need for Roots.
1950 - Waiting for God.
1951 - The Notebooks.
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