1785 Alessandro Manzoni was born in Milan in 1785. His father, Pietro Manzoni, was a rich land owner from Lecco, and his mother, Giulia Beccaria, was daughter of the famous jurist Cesare Beccaria
1792 Donna Giulia was separated from her husband
1805 he joined his mother at Paris
1806 In morte di Carlo Imbonati
1808 he married Henriette-Louise Blondel, the daughter of a Swiss banker
1810 Henriette-Louise became a Catholic at Paris, Manzoni followed her back into the Church.
1812 La Resurrezione
1813 Il Nome di Maria
1813 Il Natale
1815 La Passione
1819 Osservazioni sulla morale cattolica, a defence of Catholicism against the attacks of Sismondi
1820 Il Conte di Carmagnola
1822 La Pentecoste
1822 Il Cinque Maggio, an ode on the death of Napoleon, which remains the most popular Italian lyric of the nineteenth century.
1825 I Promessi Sposi, Manzoni`s great masterpiece, was written between 1821 and 1825
1827 visit to Tuscany for the purpose of making himself better acquainted with what he regarded as the ideal form of the Italian language.
1840 I Promessi Sposi, was rewritten
1840 Storia della Colonna infame, an historical appendix to his romance
1845 Dell` Invenzione