1771 – He was born on the 14th of November in Thoirette, Jura.
– He entered the college of Nantua, and afterwards studied at Lyon.
– He studied anatomy and surgery, under the guidance of M. A. Petit.
1793 – He went to Paris and became a pupil of P. J. Desault.
1797 – He began a course of anatomical demonstrations.
1798 – He gave in addition a separate course of physiology.
1800 – He fully developed in his TraiAf sur les membranes.
– He published the "Recherches physiologiques sur la vie et la mort".
1801 – He began another work, under the title "Anatomic descriptive".
1802 – Marie François Xavier Bichat died on the 22nd of July.