1896 – Robert Laurence Binyon was born on the 10th of August in Lancaster, England. English poet, dramatist, and art historian, a pioneer in the European study of Far Eastern painting.
– Binyon was educated at St. Paul’s School and Trinity College, Oxford.
1890 – He won the Newdigate Prize for one poem whilst at Oxford.
1893 – Worked at the Department of Printed Books in the British Museum.
1904 – Married fellow historian Cicely Margaret Powell, and they have three daughters.
1909 – Became the Assistant Keeper of Prints and Drawings at Museum’s Department of Prints and Drawings.
1913 – He worked as Keeper of the new Sub-Department of Oriental Prints and Drawings.
1916 – Worked for the Red Cross as a medical orderly with an Ambulance Unit.
1918 – He wrote about his experiences in "For Dauntless France".
– His most famous poem, For the Fallen, was often recited at Remembrance Sunday services in the UK.
1931 – Appeared his two volumes Collected Poems.
1933-1943 – Between this years he published an acclaimed translation of Dante’s Divina commedia in an English version of terza rima.
– Appointed Norton Professor of Poetry at Harvard.
1934 – Retired from the British Museum.
1939 – Gave the prestigious Romanes Lecture in Oxford on Art and Freedom.
1940-1941 – Appointed the Byron Professor of English Literature at University of Athens.
1943 – Binyon died on the 10th of March at Reading, Berkshire.