02/27/1807 He was born February 27, 1807, in Portland, the son of Stephen Longfellow and Zilpah Wadsworth Longfellow
1826 Longfellow set out for Europe to turn himself into a scholar and a linguist.
1829 He travelled in Spain, Italy, France, Germany, and England, and then finaly returned to America
1831 He married Mary Storer Potter, whom he had known as a schoolmate.
1834 He was appointed to a professorship at Harvard and once more set out for Europe by way of preparation
1835 His wife, Mary, died while Rotterdam and Longfellow came alone to Cambridge and the new professorship.
1841 Ballads and Other Poems
1842 Seven years after he came to Cambridge, Longfellow married Frances Appleton, daughter of Nathan Appleton, and Craigie House was given to the Longfellows as a wedding gift.
1844 Poems on Slavery
1854 he resigned from Harvard and gave himself entirely to the task of his own poetic writing.
1855 The Song of Hiawatha
1858 The Courtship of Miles Standish
1861 His second wife, Fanny ,died of burns from a terrible accident
1863 Tales of a Wayside Inn
1867 his translation of Dante`s Divine Comedy
03/24/1882 He died on March 24, 1882.