1842 December 21 – Peter Alekseyevich Kropotkin is born in Moscow. The fourth child of parents Major General Prince Alexei Petrovich Kropotkin and Ekaterina Nikolaevna Kropotkina.
1846 April 29 – Ekaterina Kropotkina dies of consumption at the age of 34.
1855 March 2 – Death of Nicholas I.
1857-1862 – Begins studying at the Page Corps, a military academy, in St. Petersburg.
1861 – Emancipation of the serfs. Also the year where Kropotkin has his first paper published in the journal Book Bulletin, a review of the essay ‘Working proletariat in England and France’ by Shelgunov.
1862 July 6 – Departs St. Petersburg for Siberia to serve with the Amur Cossacks.
1863 January – January uprising in Poland against Russian rule.
1863 June-September – First trip along the Amur river.
1864 – Geographical expedition to Manchuria.
1865 – Two Trips to Manchuria in 1864 published and received a positive reception.
1865 May-June – Expedition to the Sayan Mountains returning along the Oka river valley.
1865 August-December – Sailing expedition along the Amur and Ussuri.
1865 December – Submits first report to the Russian Geographical Society.
1866 – Geological expedition along Lena River as well as trips to Olekminsk and Vitim.
1867 April – Leaves the military and departs Siberia for St. Petersburg.
1867 September – Admitted to St. Petersburg University in the mathematical department but spends most of his time working on geographical matters.
1871 July-September – Exploration of traces of ancient glaciation in Finland and Sweden. Also offered the position of secretary to the Society but declines.
1871 October 6 – His father Alexei Petrovich Kropotkin dies.
1872 – Travels to Switzerland where he joins the Workingmens International Association and spends time with the Jura Federation.
1872 May – Joins the Circle of Tchaikovsky, a literary and revolutionary group.
1873 – Growing literary and academic success continues with the publication of the General outline of the orography of Eastern Siberia with a map and Report on the Olekminsk-Vitim expedition with a map and drawings.
1874 April 4 – Arrested and imprisoned at the Peter and Paul Fortress in St. Petersburg and placed in cell No. 52.
1875 October – Given permission by the King to continue working on his latest book, about the glacial formation in Sweden and Finland, while in prison.
1876 July 11 – Escape from prison hospital.
1876 August-September – Arrives in England after travelling through Scandinavia. Eventually settles in London and continues writing having several articles published in Nature.
1877 – Moves to Switzerland and travels through Spain and France.
1878 October 8 – Marriage to Sofia Grigorievna Ananyeva-Rabinovich.
1879 April – First issue of Le Révolté is published in Geneva.
1881 March 13 – Alexander II assassinated.
1881 – Expelled from Switzerland.
1881 July – Attends the International Anarchist Congress in London
1882 December 22 – Arrested in Thonon, France.
1883 January – Trialed in Lyon on the charge of being a member of the International.
1883 March – Transferred to Clairvaux prison.
1883 – Continues to write during this troubled year. Has pieces published in Nineteenth Century Magazine and Encyclopedia Britannica.
1885 – Friend and mentor E. Reclus publishes Speeches of a Rebel, a collection of articles by Kropotkin.
1886 January – Released from Clairvaux prison and moves to England, eventually resettling in London.
1886 – Founds the journal Freedom alongside Charlotte Wilson. In Russian and French Prisons is published.
1886 July 25 – His brother Alexander commits suicide in Tomsk.
1887 – Birth of daughter Alexandra.
1890 – Continues to be a prolific essayist, featuring prominently in journals such as the Nineteenth Century. The first essay of what would eventually become the book Mutual Aid is published.
1891 – Anarchist Communism: It’s basis and principles is published.
1892 – La Conquête du Pain (The Conquest of Bread) is first published in French. The Spirit of Revolt is published.
1893 – Elected as a member of the British Association for the Advancement of Science.
1896 – An Appeal to the Young is published.
1899 – Fields, Factories and Workshops and Memoirs of a Revolutionist are published.
1901 – Travels and gives lectures through the US and Canada. Modern Science and Anarchism is published.
1902 – Memoirs of a Revolutionist is published in Russia and Mutual Aid: A Factor of Evolution is published in England.
1903 – Helps found a Russian anarchist journal called Bread and Liberty.
1905 – Russian Revolution of 1905 (First Russian Revolution). Russian Literature is published.
1906 – Conquest of Bread is published in English. First collected works are published in Russia but publication would soon be discontinued because of censorship.
1907 – Gives a speech to the Royal Geographical Socety of London on ‘The Drying of Eurasia’.
1909 – Publication of The Great French Revolution in French, English and German.
1910 – Anarchism is published in Encyclopedia Britannica.
1911 – Moves to Brighton, England.
1913 – Moves to Switzerland and publication in France of Modern Science and Anarchy.
1914-1917 – Vehemently opposes Germany and spends time during the war giving speeches against Germany and the importance of fighting against them.
1917 February – Russian Revolution
1917 June 12 – Returns to Russia.
1917 August – Moves to Moscow.
1917 October – October Revolution which sees Bolsheviks claim power.
1918 July – Moves to Dmitrov, a town 40 miles north of Moscow.
1919 – Gives lectures throughout the year as well as meeting with Lenin.
1921 February 8 – Peter Kropotkin dies in Dmitrov, Moscow at the age of 78.
1921 February 13 – Funeral of Kropotkin. Lenin personal approves a funeral to which a reported 30,000 people attend and which would be the last mass gathering of anarchists allowed in the Soviet Union.