6 January: Victor Horta born in Ghent, the son of a shoemaker.
Enrolled in the school of architecture at the Académie des Beaux-Arts in Ghent. Continued to attend the Athénée Royal in the same city from 1874 to 1877.
Left for Paris, where he entered the studio of the interior designer Jules Debuysson. "My stay in Paris, walking the city streets, visiting the monuments and museums threw wide open the windows of my artistic soul. No school could have done more to tire me with an enthusiasm for architecture than viewing and deciphering those monuments - an enthusiasm that has never left me." (Mémoires, p.8)
13 June: death of Horta's father. The young Horta returns to Belgium.
His first marriage and the move to Brussels, where he enrolled at the Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts. Began training under Balat (Leopold II 's favourite architect, the designer of, among other things, the Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts in the Rue de la Régence in Brussels and the royal greenhouses in Laeken).
Winner of the Godecharle prize for architecture with his plans for a new parliament building.
Designed three houses in the Twaalfkamerenstraat in Ghent.
Winner of the triennial competition organised by the Brussels Académie des Beaux-Arts for its former students with his project for a natural history museum building.
Visited the Great Exhibition in Paris (Eiffel Tower, Galerie des Machines). Thanks to Balat, commissioned to design a pavilion to house Jef Lambeaux's sculpture "Les Passions humaines" (Human Passions).
Simone Horta born. The Matyn house, 50 Rue de Bordeaux in SaintGilles, Brussels.
Appointed professor in the Faculty of Applied Sciences at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, a post he resigned in 1911.
The Autrique house, 286 Chaussée de Haecht in Schaerbeek, Brussels. The Tassel house, 6 Rue Paul-Emile Janson in Brussels.
Became president of the Société Centrale d'Architecture de Belgique. The Frison house, 37 Rue Lebeau in Brussels. The Solvay mansion, 224 Avenue Louise in Brussels.
The Van Eetvelde mansion, 4 Avenue Palmerston in Brussels (extended in 1898-1901). The 'Maison du Peuple', Place E. Vandervelde in Brussels (demolished in 1965-1966). The kindergarten, 40 Rue Saint-Ghislain in Brussels. The Deprez-Van de Velde mansion, 3 Avenue Palmerston in Brussels.
House and studio, 23-25 Rue Américaine in Saint-Gilles (which became the Horta museum in 1969).
The Aubecq mansion, 520 Avenue Louise in Brussels (demolished in 1950). The Carpentier house in Ronse.
The 'A l'Innovation' store, Rue Neuve in Brussels (destroyed by fire in 1968).
The Roger mansion 459 Avenue Louise in Brussels (completely transformed). The Dubois house, 80 Avenue Brugmann in Forest, Brussels. The Braecke house, 31 Rue de l'Abdication in Brussels.
The Max Hallet mansion, 346 Avenue Louise in Brussels.
The Musée des Beaux-Arts in Tournai (completed in 1928). The Anspach store, Rue Grétry in Brussels (since demolished). The 'Grand Bazar Anspach' in Frankfurt-am-Main (since demolished).
Horta divorced from his first wife. The Waucquez store, 20 Rue des Sables in Brussels (Belgian Centre for Strip Cartoons). The Brugmann hospital in Jette (completed in 1923).
Second marriage, to a Swede, Julia Carlsson.
The Wolfers store, 11-13 Rue d'Arenberg in Brussels.
Horta is given the task of reorganising the courses at the Académie des Beaux-Arts in Brussels.
Appointed director of this same Academy for a period of three years.
Attended the 'Reconstruction of Belgium' congress in London. The German authorities learnt of his journey. Unable to return home, Horta went to America, where he remained until January 1919.
Sold his house and studio in the Rue Américaine. Drew the first plans for the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels (inaugurated in 1928).
Appointed professor at the Hoger Instituut voor Schone Kunsten in Antwerp.
Architect of Belgium's 'Pavillon d'honneur' at the International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts in Paris. Appointed director of the Fine Arts section of the Académie Royale de Belgique.
Horta made a baron.
Final plans for the Central Station in Brussels.
Began writing his Mémoires.
Pulped part of his personal archives.
Died on 8 September.