1875 Edgar Rice Burroughs was born in Chicago, Illinois, into a prosperous family. His father, George Tyler Burroughs, was a Civil War veteran. To glamourize his own origins, Burroughs has claimed that he was born in Peking at the time that his father was military advicer to the Empress of China, and lived there, in the Forbidden City, until Burroughs was ten years old.
01/01/1892 Attended the Michigan Military Academy. Later was an instructor at same school (1895-96)
1900 Edgar Rice Burroughs married Emma Centennia Hulbert (divorced in 1934); they had two sons and one daughter).
1913 Burroughs founded his own publishing house Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.
1918 The first Tarzan film was produced.
1919 Burroughs purchased a large ranch in the San Fernando Valley, which he later developed into the suburb of Tarzana. To pay for his expensive lifestyle and to cover his misadventures in financial investments he wrote an average of three novels a year.
1933 Burroughs was elected mayor of California Beach.
1934 Burroughs-Tarzan Enterprises and Burroughs-Tarzan Pictures were founded.
1934 Divorced Emma Centennia Hulbert
1935 He married Florence Dearholt (they divorced in 1942).
1940 During World War II Burroughs served at the age of 66 as a war correspondent in the South Pacific.
1942 Divorced Florence Dearholt
03/19/1950 Burroughs died of a heart ailment while reading a comic book in bed.