|Born in Bernstein (formerly Borystánko, Hungary) in the Austrian province of Burgenland on August 22nd, 1895.
His father György (1864-1833) was a well-known Explorer.
While at school in Graz, Austria, he constructs a glider at the age of 14 and crashes it, breaking three of his ribs and arousing the anger of his teachers.
1912 First pilot`s license in England.
1915 - 1918 Pilot and flight instructor for the Austro-Hungarian air force; volunteer in the 11th Hussars, Szombathely. His regiment spends the fall and winter of 1915/16 on the Dniestr River east of Horodenka.
1917 King Ferdinand of Bulgaria awards Almásy a medal for bravery in the face of the enemy; flight instructor in Wiener Neustadt, Austria.
1920 - 1926 Private secretary and huntsman for Bishop Mikes in Szombathely, Hungary; agent for the Steyr automobile company, test driver, winner of a number of automobile races.
1921 Drives the former King Charles IV of Hungary from Szombathely to Budapest in the latter's attempt to regain the throne.
November 30th, 1921 - The Burgenland, formerly a part of Hungary, is occupied by Austrian troops in accordance with the Protocol of Venice.
1926 Automobile expedition from Alexandria to Khartoum and southward to the Dinder River and the White Nile. First one-man crossing of the Nubian Desert as a sporting adventure. The expedition lasts two months.
1929 Expedition with two Steyr automobiles from Mombasa to Cairo with Prince Ferdinand of Liechtenstein and the English industrialist Anthony Brunner. Rediscovery of the Darb el Arbe'in (Road of 40 Days). They are the first to cross the Sud (a large swamp) between Mombasa and Khartoum in a motorized vehicle. Rudi Mayer, a cameraman for the first Austrian newsreel production company, documents this expedition in the film "Durch Afrika im Automobil" ("Through Africa in an Automobile").
1932 English explorer P. A. Clayton, Wing Commander Hubert S. Penderel and Sir Robert Clayton East participate in a combined expedition with trucks and a plane (a De Havilland Moth) for the purpose of surveying Gilf Kebir; a short expedition to pick up water in Kufra is made through unexplored desert.
1933 Return to Gilf Kebir in search of the lost oasis Zarzura (with Wing Commander Penderel; Dr. Lászlo Kádár, a young assistant at the Geographical Institute of the University of Budapest; Richard Bermann, travel writer; Hans Casparius, photographer; drivers Sabr and Abdu; and cook Mahmud); discovery of prehistoric cave paintings with swimming figures, the Cave of the Swimmers!
1935 Expedition with Joachim von der Esch the German desert explorer through the Great Sand Sea of Abu Ballas to Siwa. Search for the legendary army of Cambyses, a Persian king.
1936Almásy receives pilot's license number 1 of the Egyptian pilot's club and founds the country's first glider school.
1936 - 39 Flight instructor in Almaza, Cairo.
1937 First flight of a glider over the pyramids.
1940 - 1943 Reserve officer in Hungary's air force; receives orders to join Rommel's Afrikakorps.
April-June 1942 - Operation Salam: Two German agents are smuggled over a distance of 2000 km and behind English lines; the group passes through stretches of desert known only to Almásy.
1943 Almásy's young lover Hans dies in North Africa.
1945 Occupation of Bernstein by Soviet troops; Almásy is arrested.
1946 Almásy is acquitted and a ransom is paid for his release.
1948 Return to Egypt with the help of British intelligence.
1949 World record flight of a glider under tow from Paris to Cairo via Rome and Tripoli. The glider-pilot is the Egyptian Hassan Said Kamel.
March 11th, 1951 Named Director of the Cairo Desert Institute.
March 22nd, 1951 Dies of dysentery in Salzburg.