University of Pittsburgh

Daniel Balderston

1900

Baptized on 20 June 1900 as Jorge Francisco Luis Isidoro Borges. The godparents were Francisco Borges (paternal uncle) and Leonor Suárez de Acevedo (maternal grandmother).

Locations

The baptism took place in the San Nicolás de Barí parrish. Borges continued to reside at Calle Tucumán 840.

1920

Biography

Borges family leaves Mallorca for Seville and Madrid, where Borges joins up with the Spanish ultraísta groups. Returns to Geneva and Mallorca, and preparations for return to Buenos Aires. Friendship with Jacobo Sureda.

Locations

In April, Borges moves to the Pensión Americana, Puerta del Sol, Madrid. In June he travels through Geneva to arrive in Palma de Mallorca.

Periodical Publications

1899

Biography

Borges was born 24 August 1899 at his maternal grandparents' house at Calle Tucumán 840 in the center of Buenos Aires. His named appears in the Civil Registry as Jorge Francisco Isidoro Borges. His parents were Jorge Guillermo Borges Haslam and Leonor Acevedo Suárez.

Locations

Calle Tucumán 840, CABA.

1902

Historical Context

Passing of the Law of Residency thus facilitating the deportation of foreign-born militants. “May Pacts” with Chile that facilitated the solution of borders disputes and limited the expenses of the two countries in defense.  Argentina protested the European intervention in the Americas (at the time in Venezuela),  position that became known as the “Drago Doctrine”.

Locations

The family moves to Calle Serrano 2147, Palermo, CABA.

 

1919

Biography

Travels in Italy and Spain. First two publications:

"Chronique des lettres espagnoles. Trois nouveaux livres." La feuille (Geneva): 20 August 1919. [Included in Textos recobrados, 1919-1929.]

"Himno del mar." Poem dedicated to Adriana del Valle. Grecia 37 (Dec. 1919): 3-4. [Included in Textos recobrados 1919-1929.]

Locations

Travels in Italy, brief return to Geneva, then travels in Spain.

 

1923

Biography

Relationship with Concepción Guerrero. Publication of the magazine Proa. Publication of first book, Fervor de Buenos Aires. Borges family departs on second trip to Europe in July, with visits to England, France, Switzerland and Spain.

Locations

1974

Biography

Single volume Obras completas includes a fictive encyclopedia entry on Borges from 2074. La Opinión publishes a Spanish translation of "An Autobiographical Essay."

Locations

Borges continues living at Calle Maipú 994, CABA. 

Historical Context

1996

First issue of Variaciones Borges published at the University of Aarhus. To consult this issue, click here. 

1914

Biography

 Borges family (including the maternal grandmother) leaves for Europe on 3 February 1914 on a German ship, the Sierra Nevada. Arrival in Geneva in April, where they move into an apartment at 17 rue Malagnou (now 9 rue Ferdinand Hodler). Borges begins his studies at the Collège Calvin. Beginning of friendship with Maurice Abramowicz and Simon Jichlinski. 

Historical Context

1910

Biography

Translation of Oscar Wilde's "The Happy Prince" by "Jorge Borges (hijo) published in the newspaper El País on 25 June 1910.

Historical Context

Roque Sáenz Peña elected president. Celebration of the Centennial of the May Revolution. Passing of the “Law of Social Defense”, designed to control and repress labor militants.

Locations

The family continued living in the house at Serrano 2147.

 

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