1830 Born in London, to Gabriele and Frances (Polidori) Rossetti.
1848 Engaged to James Collinson, a member of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood; the engagement is canceled in 1850 when he converts to Roman Catholicism.
1853 Her father retires, due to his failing health. Christina and her mother attempt to start a day school, which they give up within a year.
1862 Publishes Goblin Market and Other Poems.
1866 Publishes The Prince's Progress and Other Poems. Rejects marriage proposal from Charles Cayley, who "was not a Christian."
1870 Publishes Commonplace and Other Stories.
1871 Publishes A Pageant and Other Poems.
1894 Dies.
1896 New Poems published posthumously.

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