1779 – Born on the 7th of August in Väversunda, Östergötland, Sweden.
1796-1801 – Studied at Uppsala University and earned the profession of medical doctor.
– Worked as beginner in a pharmacy and with a physician in the Medevi mineral springs.
– He examined the influence of galvanic current on several diseases.
1807 – Appointed professor in chemistry and pharmacy at the Karolinska Institute.
– He discovered the law of constant proportions.
1808 – He joined the Stockholm Academy of Sciences.
1815 – He started a 17-year career as a chemistry professor at the Carolin Medico-Chirurgical Institute, also in Stockholm.
1818 – He became the permanent secretary of the Stockholm Academy of Sciences.
1823 – Berzelius was the first person to isolate silicon, and thus he is credited with its discovery.
1828 – He introduced modern symbols, an electrochemical theory, discovered the elements selenium, thorium, and cerium, and first isolated others.
– Berzelius was the first individual to make the distinction between organic compounds and inorganic compounds.
1835 – Married Elisabeth Poppius, the daughter of a Swedish cabinet minister.
– He was made a baron.
1848 – He died on 7th of August in Stockholm, Sweden.