1688 Born in London. His father, a linen merchant, saved a moderate competency, and received some accessions of fortune by his marriage with Edith Turner, his second wife, and the poet`s mother.
1709 His pastorals and some translations appeared in Tonson`s Miscellany
1711 Essay on Criticism
1713 Windsor Forest
1713 he was forced to remove himself from London following further anti-Catholic measures after the Jacobite rebellion
1714 Rape of the Lock (when completed, the most graceful, airy, and imaginative of his works)
1717 his father died at Chiswick
1720 He turned to translation with the Iliad
1728 The Dunciad
1735 Epistle to Doctor Arbuthnot
1744 he died on the 30th of May, 1744, and was buried in the church at Twickenham.