1803 – He was born on the 24th of July in Paris.
1821 – He entered the Paris Conservatoire.
– He studied organ and harmonium under the celebrated opera composer
– He played the triangle in the orchestra of the Conservatoire.
1823 – He was writing songs for Paris vaudeville houses and playing in the orchestra
at the Gymnasie Dramatique, where he became chorus master.
– He made a living largely by playing the organ.
1825 – He helped Boïeldieu prepare parts for "La dame blanche" and made a piano
reduction of the score.
1830 – He had completed 28 works for the theatre.
1836 – He wrote several other ballets and 39 operas, including "Le postillon de Lonjumeau".
1841 – He is probably best remembered for the ballet Giselle.
1847 – He invested his money and borrowed heavily to open a third opera house in Paris.
1948 – He closed because of the Revolution leaving him with massive debts.
1849 – He taught composition at the Paris Conservatoire up to his death in Paris.
1856 – He died on the 3rd of May and buried there in the Montmartre Cemetery.