1752 – Johann Friedrich Blumenbach was born on the 11th of May at Gotha, Thuringia, Germany.
1775 – Graduated medicine at Jena, with his MD thesis De generis humani varietate nativa.
1776 – Appointed extraordinary professor of medicine in Göttingen.
1778 – Ordinary professor of medicine in Göttingen.
1787-1804 – Wrote Institutiones Physiologicae, and Handbuch der vergleichenden Anatomie.
1790-1828 – Blumenbach’s work included his description of sixty humans crania (skulls) published originally in fasciculi as Collectionis suae craniorum diversarum gentium illustratae decades.
1840 – Blumenbach died on 22nd of January in Göttingen.