1753 – Born on the 28th of April in Berlin, Germany.
1776 – He was elected to the Royal Academy of Sciences at Berlin.
1782 – He became the director of the physical classes of the academy.
1789 – He planted various sugar-bearing plants on his manor in Caulsdorf near Berlin.
1794 – He built an optical telegraph between Spandau and Bellevue.
1801 – He opened the first sugar beet refinery in Wohlau-Cunern, Silesia, Prussia, with
the support of King Friedrich Wilhelm III.
1802 – His refinery processed 400 tons of beets with a degree of efficiency of 4%.
1815 – His refineries were declared bankrupt due to the economical incapacity of Achard.
1821 – He died on the 20th of April in Wohlau.