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.
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