1864: Maurice Leblanc is born in Rouen, France to a wealthy shipping owner.
1887: His first novel, Une Femme, is published.
1905: Arsène Lupin makes his first appearance in "L'Arrestation D'Arsène Lupin" published in the magazine Je sais tout.
1907: The first Lupin novel, Arsène Lupin, Gentleman Cambrioleur, is published.
6 Nov 1941: Maurice Leblanc dies in Perpignan having penned over sixty novels and short stories.