||Scott born on 15 August
at College Wynd, Edinburgh.
||Polio attack leaves the young Scott
with a limp.
Lives with his grand-parents at Sandy Knowe, Kelso.
Visits London and Bath with his aunt, Janet Scott.
||Returns to family home in George
||Sent to the Royal High School in
||Studies Latin, Greek and Logic
at Edinburgh University.
||Serious illness strikes - convalesces
Apprenticed to his father's firm of solicitors.
||Attends Law classes.
||Called to the Scottish Bar as an
Falls in love with Williamina Belsches.
||Appointed as Curator of the Advocates'
||Loses Williamina Belsches, who
marries Sir William Forbes.
Translates 'The Chase' and 'William and Helen' from German by Burger.
||Meets Charlotte Charpentier in
the Lake District and marries her in the same year.
||Appointed Sheriff of Selkirkshire.
Death of his father.
||Translates 'Goetz of Belichingen'
from German by Goethe.
||Edits 'Sir Tristrem' by Thomas
||Appointed Principal Clerk of Session.
||Quarrels with Constable, starts
publishing-house with John Ballantine.
||Buys small farm on the River Tweed,
moves there in 1812 and later builds Abbotsford.
||'Lord of the Isles' published.
||Voyage to Orkney, Shetland and
Hebrides aboard the Lighthouse Yacht. Publication of his 'Waverley'
novels as the 'Great Unknown' - his identity is not publicly acknowledged
||Visits London, Paris, Waterloo.
His novel 'Guy Mannering' is published (2,000 copies sold on the first
||Publication of 'The Antiquary',
'Black Dwarf' and 'Old Mortality'.
||Discovers the Scottish Regalia
at Edinburgh Castle.
'Rob Roy' is published (10,00 copies sold in two weeks).
Also published are 'Bride of Lammermoor' and 'The Heart of Midlothian'.
||Suffers from bouts of cramp. His
Publication of 'Legend of Montrose'.
||Visits London, sits for Chantrey
for a portrait bust.
Publication of 'Ivanhoe',' The Monastery' and 'The Abbot'.
||Attends the Coronation of George
Publication of 'Kenilworth'.
||Organises visit of George IV to
Publication of 'The Pirate', 'The Fortunes of Nigel' and 'Peveril
of the Peak'.
||Suffers his first stroke.
Publication of 'Quentin Durward'.
||Publication of 'St Ronan's Well'
||Bankruptcy of Ballantine, his printer
and Constable, his publisher.
||Lady Scott dies. Has financial
Travels to France to research life of Napoleon.
Publication of 'The Betrothed', ' The Talisman', 'Woodstock'.
||Publication of 'Life of Napoleon
Buonaparte' and also 'Chronicles of the Canongate'.
||Publication of 'The Fair Maid of
||Publication of 'Anne of Geierstein'
||Severe strokes in February and
Resigns as Clerk of Session.
||Suffers another stroke in May.
Sails on HMS Barham to Malta and Naples for health reasons. Has a
Publication of 'Count Robert of Paris' and 'Castle Dangerous'
||Resident in Naples, returns to
Scotland via the River Rhine.
Dies at Abbotsford on September 21.