1865 – Born on December 8th in Hämeenlinna, Finland.
1892 – Married to Aino Sibelius on June 10th.
1899 – Finlandia is held in high regard while his Violin Concerto (Naxos 8.550329) now has a place in the standard solo violin repertoire.
1924 – Sibelius’ greatest achievement was his Seventh Symphony, Op. 105, composed.
1927 – Of interest to freemasons is his Musique Réligieuse Opus 113. Completed on the eve of Twelfth-Night.
1946 – Sibelius added the Praising Hymn and the Ode to Fraternity.
1957 – Died on September 20th in Järvenpää, Finland.