1 July 1804
The future GS was born in Paris
, where she was in due course christened Amantine Aurore Lucile Dupin.
Aurore Dudevant (later GS) wrote her first novel to cheer up a friend who was ill. A chapter of this, "La marraine" ('The Godmother'), was published posthumously.
By mid-October 1854
GS's tremendously successful autobiography, Histoire de ma vie
, published this year in France, began to appear in English translation; further volumes followed.
GS completed her final novel, Marianne
, and began Albine
, which she left unfinished at the seventh chapter.
8 June 1876
GS died at Nohant
, her ancestral home, possibly of cancer.