Following her mother's death, Virginia has her fist episode of major depression at the age of 13.
Mental breakdown and first suicide attempt
Virginia's father dies, which prompts a major mental breakdown. She tries to end her life by jumping out of a window but is unsuccessful. She is committed to a mental institution.
Beginning of her professional writing career
She gets a job as a contributor to the "Times Literary Supplement" and also has a few other jobs like teaching or reading to elderly people. Because women did not work in many fields at that time, her options were rather limited.
The Bloomsbury group is formed, consisting mainly of scholars, artists, and authors, begins meeting in the Bell's home.
Marriage to Leonard Woolf
Virginia Stephens bcomes Virginia Woolf when she marries Leonard Woolf.
Virginia kills herself
Virginia writes a suicide note to her sister and her husband, then fills her pockets with stones and walks into the Ouse River where she drowns herself.
Half-sister is institutionalized
Her half-sister Laura Stephens is sent to a mental institution.
Virginia's mother, Julia Stephen, dies when Virginia is 13.
Death of half-sister
Stella Duckworth, Virginia's half sister, dies.
Death of Father
Leslie Stephen, her father, dies of stomach cancer.
Her brother Thoby dies at the age of 26 after contracting typhoid fever in Greece.
Virginia's sister, Vanessa Stephen, marries Clive Bell. Virginia lives with her only remaining full brother, Adrian.
The Woolf's purchase Hogarth's Press
Virginia's family buys a printing press which they call Hogarth's Press. It later becomes a reputable publishing house that publishes work from well-known authors.
Her half-brother, George Duckworth dies. Virginia wrote in a memoir a few years later that she and her sister Vanessa were sexually molested by George and his brother when they were younger.
Gerald Duckworth, her other half-brother dies in Italy. He was the other brother that molested the Stephen sisters.
Vanessa's son, Julian Bell, dies in a car crash. He was driving an ambulance in Spain at the time.
Destruction of Hogarth House
The bombing of the city in the Blitz destroys the Woolf's house and their Hogarth Press. They manage to retrieve the papers and printing press.
World War I
Britain joins World War II.
World War I ends
World War I ends on Armistice Day.
World War II
The Blitz: bombing of London
First novel : The Voyage Out
Virginia publishes her fist novel, titled The Voyage Out.
Night and Day
She publishes another novel called Night and Day. She and Leonard buy Monk's House and continue to live there until their death's.
In the same year she published Jacob's Room, she has an affair with Vita Sackville-West, another female married writer, with the knowledge of her husband.