12/03/1857 Joseph Conrad was born in Berdichev, Ukraine.
1861 His family was exiled to Northern Russia as a result of his father`s political activities.
1869 Both of Conrad`s parents died of tuberculosis and he went to Switzerland to live with his uncle.
Approx 1870 Conrad attended school in Kraków but he dreamed of the sea and in the 1870`s he joined the French merchant marines. While working on a ship Conrad made voyages to the West Indies and was even involved in arms smuggling
1886 Conrad joined the British merchant navy and swiftly climbed the ranks. Eventually he was commanding his own ship and was given British citizenship. It was at this time that he officially changed his name to Joseph Conrad.
1892 At the age of 36 Conrad finally left the sea behind him and settled down in England. Two years later he married an Englishwoman by the name of Jessie George, and it was with her that he had two sons.
1895 Almayer`s Folly was published.
1902 The Heart of Darkness was published.
1904 Nostromo was published.
1924 The Nature of Crime was published.
08/03/1924 He died of a heart attack.