1860 – René Jules Lalique was born in Ay, Marne, France on the 6th of April. He was a glass designer, renowned for his stunning creations of perfume bottles, vases, jewellery, chandeliers, clocks, and, in the latter part of his life, automobile hood ornaments.1876 – At age 16, he apprenticed with the Parisian jeweller, Louis Aucoq. 1878 – 1880 – He attended Sydenham Art College in London, England.1882 – He became a freelance designer for several top jewellery houses in Paris and four years later established his own jewellery workshop. 1885 – He opened a business, and designed and made his own jewellery and other glass pieces for the rest of his life. 1890 – He was recognized as one of France’s foremost Art Nouveau jewellery designers; creating innovative pieces for Samuel Bing’s new Paris shop, La Maison de l’Art Nouveau. 1945 – Died on the 5th of May. The most complete Rene Lalique Biography on the Web is the Rene Lalique Biography at RLalique.com. There you will find a wealth of information about the great Rene Lalique.