Victor Frankenstein is born.
1771: Elizabeth Lavenza is born. (Note: It is only stated that
less than a year separates Victor and Elizabeth, and it is only really presumed that she is the younger one. She could
have been born in 1769 or 1770, but 1771 seems to make the most sense.)
1771: Robert Walton is
1775: Elizabeth Lavenza is adopted by Caroline Beaufort
1777: Ernest Frankenstein is born.
1777: The Frankensteins move to Geneva.
1777: Victor meets Henry Clerval at school, and they quickly become the best of
1785: Victor witnesses a lightning storm for
the first time.
1787: William Frankenstein is born.
Beaufort Frankenstein dies of scarlet fever.
Victor leaves Geneva for the university in Ingolstadt.
1792: [Felix and Safie's history].
Summer: Victor discovers the secrets of the
initiation of life, and decides to create a human being in such a manner. He collects body parts from graveyards.
November: Victor brings the Creation to life, and is instantly repulsed by it. On Henry Clerval arriving in
Ingolstadt the next day, Victor goes into a nervous fit and Henry nurses him.
November - December: The Creation develops like a child (though accelerated). Utterly outcasted by society, he
hides in a hut. His education begins soon after when he hears music for the first time.
Early Spring: Victor, though still ill, has recovered his senses.
Spring: The Creation
learns of the De Laceys' love for each other despite their poverty.
March 18th: Elizabeth writes a letter (Read by Victor late
March or early April) talking about her worries about his health, of William, Justine and other minor events.
Mid Spring: Safie reaches the De Laceys' cottage. The Creation attains an education by listening to Felix
teach Safie. He also learns that he is one of a kind.
Victor, having quit his science courses, studies the Far Eastern languages with Clerval.
Winter: The Creation continues his education upon finding great works of literature.
In Paradise Lost he envies Adam and realises how similar to Lucifer he is. Sometime after finding Victor's journals
he is outcast by the De Laceys. After burning down their cottage, he starts his trek to Geneva.
- Mid Spring: The Creation is shot after saving a little girl from drowning.
Having arrived in Geneva, the Creation kills William.
May 8th: The Creation finds Justine
sleeping in a barn and frames her for William's murder.
Alphonse writes a letter to Victor telling him of William's death. On receiving it, Victor immediately sets off back home.
Mid - Late May: Justine is arrested for William's murder.
May: On his way home, Victor stops at the place where William was murdered. On sighting the Creation, he becomes convinced
of his guilt.
Late May: Victor arrives home, to find the entire family depressed, especially Elizabeth.
Justine's arrest becomes known to him.
Late May: Justine is found guilty at her trial.
Early June: Justine falsely confesses to the murder before being executed.
- August: Victor contemplates suicide by drowning, blaming himself for William's murder and Justine's execution.
August: Victor sets out on a tour of the Alps.
August: The Creation finds Victor, tells him
his story and convinces him to make a female companion for him, in return for living in South America and leaving everyone
Late August: Victor returns home. He declines his father's suggestion that he and
Elizabeth should wed as he wants to make the female creation first.
and Henry travel to England.
February: Victor and Henry, having arrived
in London, are invited up to Scotland.
March 27th: Victor and Henry travel
to Perth from London.
Mid - Late April: Victor parts from Clerval in Perth, and heads up to the Orkney
Late April - Early May: Victor starts
the work on the female creation.
Late 1796: Victor
finishes and then destroys the female creation. The Creation is enraged, and vows to get revenge.
1796: Clerval writes to Victor, pleading for his return.
The Creation kills Clerval..
Early 1797: Victor is arrested in Ireland
for Clerval's murder.
Early 1797: Victor falsely confesses to Clerval's murder. After being imprisoned
he falls into a coma.
Late Winter - Early Spring: Alphonse comes to Ireland to acquit his son. They both
return to Geneva.
Spring: Victor starts drinking laudanum
every night, and dreams of the Creation.
May: Alphonse begins to believe that his son
might have gone mad.
May 18th: Elizabeth writes a letter to Victor with an offer to postpone
or call off their engagement. Victor decides to marry her, if only to bring his death forward.
Victor and Elizabeth wed and travel to Evian for their honeymoon. The Creation kills Elizabeth and escapes before Victor can
Late June: Victor returns to Geneva to protect his family from the Creation. On
hearing of Elizabeth's death, Alphonse dies from shock within days.
ends up in an asylum after going insane.
Mid - Late 1798:
Victor, having being released from the asylum, decides to chase after the Creation.
Late 1798: Victor
starts his pursuit of the Creation across Europe.
December 11th: Walton, in St. Petersburgh,
writes to his sister for the first time.
Walton’s second letter is written. The ship is ready for sail, but he is lonely.
- Mid July: Victor chases his creation onto the arctic icecap.
Walton’s ship is at a quite northerly latitude.
July 31st: Walton’s ship
gets trapped in ice and then the Creation is spotted in a sled.
August 1st: Victor is found and
rescued, and the ice parts slightly.
August 3rd: Victor, being personally
treated by Walton, can talk again.
August 13th: Walton has tried unsuccessfully
to befriend Victor, who spends as much of his time looking out for the Creation.
Victor begins to relate his story to Walton.
August 26th: Walton is in a state
of unbelief of the story to begin with, but it quickly convinced of its truth. Walton still wants to be Victor's friend, but
he just wants to die.
September 2nd: Walton fears a mutiny.
5th: The ice clears for the most part. Though Victor wants to continue North, everyone else wants to return
September 7th: Walton is determined that the expedition should continue.
September 9th: After the ice fully breaks, Walton decides to head South, despite Victor's dying
request that he should head north.
September 13th: The Creation comes aboard the ship to kill Victor, finds him dead and leaves to kill himself.