Born in Nantes, France to lawyer Pierre and Sophie Verne. Pierre and Sophie are of Scottish descent, and have close links with the slave trade and with reactionary milieus.
Timeline of Jules Verne
World authors annotated timeline.
Jules becomes familiar with the establishment of the July Revolution by hearing continuous street battles. The birth of his brother, Paul took place; three sisters would follow.
Birth of siblings
The birth of his brother, Paul took place; three sisters would follow.
Verne continues his education at College Saint- Stanislas, Petit Seminaire, and Lycee Royal de Nantes where he excelled in geography, Greek, and Latin. Began writing his first short stories.
Studies law, marries.
Verne moves to Paris to study law, where he writes his first play. After he comes successful from his first play, he married his long love first cousin, Caroline Tronson. He experiences a strong passion for Herminie Arnault- Grossetiere and writes more than fifty dedicated poems to her.
Verne present during July Revolution.
Verne is in Paris at the time of the July Revolution, and becomes involved with literature. Verne then is met with the famous writer of "The Three Musketeers", Alexandre Dumas.
Publishes two short stories, faced with facial paralysis.
Verne published two short stories, and is faced with a fatal attack of facial paralysis.
Ten Years' War
Ten Years' War between Cuba and Spain.
Long Depression in Western Europe and North America causeda severe international economic depression in Europe and the United States that lasted until 1879, and even longer in some countries.
"Around the World in Eighty Days"
Around the World in Eighty Days is published which was wrote during the time of war between France and Prussia; brought him the most success.
"A Journey to the Center of the Earth" is published
The book was inspired by Charles Lyell's "Geological Evidences of the Antiquity of Man of 1863" and influenced by Lyell's "Principles Of Geology".
East India Company
British East India Company is dissolved.
First Boer War
South Africa vs. UK, also known as "First Anglo-Boer War".
The British invasion and subsequent occupation of Egypt took place (Anglo- Egyptian War).
Injured for life.
Vernes’ favorite nephew Gaston, mentally ill, fired two shots as he was coming home from his home in Amiens. The first bullet missed, the other bullet, however, entered Verne’s left leg. The injury left Verne limping for life.
Chilean Civil War
Conflict between the Congress and the current president at the time, José Manuel Balmaceda.
France forms military alliance
France and the Russian Empire form a military alliance
Cuban War for Independence results in the Cuban independence from Spain.
End of Phillippine Revolution
The Philippine Revolution ends, declaring Philippines free from Spanish rule.
United States gains control.
The United States gains control of Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines after the Spanish-American War.
Death of Verne
Verne fell into a diabetic coma, and died at the age of 77.