1754 – Joel Barlow was born 24th of March in Redding, Fairfield County, Connecticut.
1778 – Barlow briefly attended Dartmouth College before graduating from Yale University.
1783 – Joel Barlow moved to Hartford, Connecticut.
1784 – He established a weekly paper, the American Mercury.
1786 – Joel Barlow was admitted to the bar.
1787 – He published a long and ambitious poem, The Vision of Columbus, which gave him a considerable literary reputation.
1788 – Joel Barlow went to France as the agent of the Scioto Land Company
1792 – He and was made a citizen of France.
1793 – The poem for which he is now best known is his mock-heroic Hasty Pudding.
1795-1797 – He was American consul at Algiers.
1796 – Joel Barlow was negotiating a treaty with Tripoli.
1807 – Joel Barlow had published in a sumptuous volume the Columbiad.
1811-1812 – He served as US ambassador to France.
1812 – Joel Barlow died 12 of December.