1797 mother dies giving birth
08/30/1797 Mary is born in Somers Town, Great Britain, to well-known parents: author and feminist Mary Wollstonecraft and philosopher William Godwin.
1807 She published her first poem at the age of ten
Approx 1813 When Mary is sixteen she meets the young poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, a devotee of her father`s teachings
1816 they go abroad again, this time spending time with Byron and his friend Polidori in Geneva
1816 William was born.
Approx 1816 in Geneva, Byron suggests that they should all write a ghost story. Mary writes Frankenstein, the only story of the four that was ever to be published as a novel.
1816 Percy`s wife drowns herself: Percy and Mary marry in December
1817 History Of Six Weeks` Tour the Shelleys jointly recorded their life
1818 the Shelleys left England for Italy
1819 Mary suffered a nervous breakdown after the death of William
1819 Birth of Percy Florence Shelly; only child of Mary`s to survive childhood
1819 begins work on Mathilde which draws on her relations with Godwin and Percy Shelley. this work is not published until long after her death (1959)
1822 Percy drowns during a sailing trip in the Bay of Spezia near Livorno
1822 she has a dangerous miscarriage
1823 she returned with her son to England, determined not to-re-marry
1823 Valperga, which is a romance set in the 14th-century
1826 The Last Man, depicts the end of human civilization, set in the 21st century.
02/01/1851 Mary Shelley died in London on February 1, 1851, Possibly of a brain tumor.