1848 Born on August 19, 1848. He was the son of a well-to-do French family which had become wealthy through the textile business and real estate.
1874 Inherits a fortune which enabled him to pursue his taste for the arts. After entering the Fine Arts School in the class of Bonnat, he leaves after a short time to work alongside with Monet and Renoir, who have become his friends. Helps organize the first Impressionist exhibition in Paris.
1875 Floor Scrapers is rejected by the Salon. Caillebotte leaves the Ecole des beaux-arts.
1877 Exhibits Paris Street, Rainy Day at the Impressionist exhibition.
1894 Dies 21 February, willing his collection of Impressionist works (by Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Camille Pissarro and Alfred Sisley) to be hung at the Musée du Luxembourg and subsequently in the Louvre.