14 August 1867
JG, novelist, dramatist, and poet, was born at Coombe
Under the pseudonym 'John Sinjohn', JG published his first collection of short stories, From the Four Winds
, privately printed at his own expense.
23 March 1906
JG published The Man of Property
, the first novel in what became The Forsyte Saga
, which charts the career of Soames Forsyte. It was written with substantial assistance from his wife, Ada Cooper Galsworthy
25 May 1922
JG's three Forsyte novels were published together as The Forsyte Saga
, dedicated to his wife and unofficial collaborator, Ada Cooper Galsworthy
12 July 1928
JG published his last Forsyte novel, Swan Song
. London newspapers made the death of his best-known character, Soames Forsyte, front-page news.
31 January 1933
JG, prolific novelist and dramatist, died of a stroke at his home in Hampstead