1727 – Born on the 7th of April in Aix-en-Provence.
1730 – His family moved to Paris.
1748 – He left France on an exploring expedition to Senegal and remained there for five years,
– He also collected specimens of every object of commerce, delineated maps of the country.
1757 – He made use of a small portion of the materials he had collected in his Histoire naturelle du Senegal.
1759 – He had been elected a member of the Academy of Sciences.
1763 – He published his Familles naturelles des plantes.
1774 – He submitted to the consideration of the French Academy of Science an immense work, extending to
all known beings and substances.
1806 – He died on the 3rd of August in Paris.