1591 - Birth of Louise, August 12.
1604 - Death of her father, Louis de Marillac.
1606 - Louise discouraged from entering cloister.
1613 - Marriage to Antoine le Gras, secretary to Marie de Medici, February 5.
1623 - Vision, Louise saw herself as vowed, living in community serving the poor.
1624 - Meeting with Vincent de Paul who becomes Louise's spiritual guide.
1625 - Death of Antoine le Gras on December 21.
1629 - Beginning of Site Visits to Confraternities of Charity founded by Vincent.
1633 - Foundation of Daughters of Charity, November 29.
1639 - Daughters assume management of hospital at Angers.
1640 - Daughters establish home for foundlings and institute forster care.
1641 - Daughters establish nursing ministry to wounded soldiers.
1645 - Daughters establish schools for orphans.
1646 - Act which formally established the Company of the Daughters of Charity.
1650 - Daughters serve victims of Civil War.
1652 - Daughters leave for Poland, September 5; first mission outside France.
1655 - Revision of Act, assuring perpetual direction of Company the Vincentians.
1660 - Death of Louise, March 15.
1920 - Louise declared "Blessed," May 9.
1934 - Louise declared "Saint" Louise de Marillac, March 11.
1960 - Louise declared "Patroness of all Christian Social Workers," February 2.