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Auguste Rodin
(1840 - 1917)

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1840 Born 12 December
1851 Attends uncle's boarding school in Beauvais
1852 Briefly joins a Catholic order
1857 Attends La Petite École
1858 Works commercially in the decorative arts
1864 Rejected (first of three times) by the Salon
1866 Son born to Rodin and his lifelong mistress Rose Beuret (he marries her in 1917, three weeks before her death)
1870 Franco-Prussian war, drafted into the National Guard (discharged due to his nearsightedness)
1871 Spends 7 years in Belgium
1877 Returns to Paris, The Age of Bronze exhibited at the Salon
1879 Begins work at the Manufacture de Sèvres
1881 Visits England
1887 Appointed Knight of the Légion d'Honneur
1889 Founding member of the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts
1892 Promoted Officer of the Légion d'Honneur
1893 Appointed president of the sculpture section of the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts
1900 Appointed Knight of the Order of Leopold of Belgium
1903 Appointed Commander of the Légion d'Honneur
1917 Dies 17 November
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