1838 – Born on the 17th of February in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
– He received education at the Georg-August University of Göttingen.
1865 – Became a professor extraordinarius.
1866 – He left Göttingen and became a professor in Saint Petersburg.
– Developed the Beilstein test, an elemental test used to detect the presence of halogens.
– Founder of the famous Handbuch der organischen Chemie.
1881 – Compiled orderly handbook of known chemical compounds, "Handbook of Organic Chemistry".
1906 – Died on 18th October in Saint Petersburg, Russia.