Jorge Luis Borges is born in Buenos Aires on August 24.
1899 - 1914
Borges is primarily educated at home by his parents and English grandmother.
The Borges family travels around Europe, evading the war. Most of the time is spent in Geneva, where Borges attends school from 1914 - 1919, moving to Spain for the next year and a half.
Family returns to Argentina
Publishes Fervor de Buenos Aires, his first book of poems.
Publishes Luna de Enfrente, his second book of poems.
Publishes Cauderno San Martín, his third book of poems.
Wins Second Municipal Prize of 3000 pesos for a book of essays.
Publishes the book Evaristo Carriego.
Publishes Discusión, the earliest of his essay collections to survive.
1933 - 1934
Publishes A Universal History of Infamy.
Publishes A History of Eternity, a collection of essays.
Gets job as First Assistant in the Miguel Cané branch of the Municipal Library, a position he would hold for nine years.
His father dies
On Christmas Eve, he injures his head and falls ill.
Struggles with septicemia for one month.
Writes "Pierre Menard, Author of Don Quixote," generally considered to be the first real "Borgesian" story.
Publishes The Garden of Forking Paths, a collection of short stories.
Publishes Six Problems for Don Isidro Parodi, co-written with Adolfo Bioy-Casares under the joint pen-name of "Bustos Domecq."
Publishes Artifices, a second collection of stories which is added to The Garden of Forking Paths and retitled as Ficciones.
Publishes Two Memorable Fantasies, co-written with Adolfo Bioy-Casares under the joint pen-name of "Bustos Domecq."
Resigns from Library position when Perón gains power.
Starts teaching English and American literature.
Publishes The Aleph, his second major collection of stories.
Elected President of the Sociedad Argentina de Ecritores
Publishes Other Inquisitions, his principal collection of essays.
Appointed Director of the National Library after Perón falls.
Named to the professorship of English and American Literature at the University of Buenos Aires, a position he would hold for twelve years.
Publishes El hacedor or "The Maker," which was retitled later in English as Dreamtigers.
Shares the Formentor Prize with Samuel Beckett, bringing him international recognition.
Invited to the University of Texas as Visiting Professor.
Publishes El Otro, el mismo, his forth book of poems.
Marries Elsa Astete Millán
Publishes The Chronicles of Bustos Domecq, co-written with Adolfo Bioy-Casares under the joint pen-name of "Bustos Domecq."
Publishes Elogio de la sombra, his fifth book of poems.
Publishes The Book of Imaginary Beings, co-written with Margarita Guerrero.
Publishes Dr. Brodie's Report, his third collection of stories.
Receives an honorary degree from Oxford.
Publishes El oro de los tigres, his sixth book of poems.
Resigns as Director of the National Library.
Publishes The Book of Sand, his forth collection of stories.
Mother dies at age 99.
Publishes La rosa profunda, his seventh book of poems.
Publishes Historia de la noche, his eighth book of poems.
Awarded the Légion d'Honneur.
Publishes Los conjurados, his ninth book of poetry and prose.
Marries María Kodama.
Dies in Geneva at age 86.
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