1729 – Brunck was born at Strasbourg on the 30th of December.
– He was educated at the Jesuits’ College at Paris, and took part in the Seven Years’ War as military commissary.
1772 – The first work he edited was the Anthologia Graeca or Analecta veterum Poetarum Graecorum, in which his innovations on the established mode of criticism startled European scholars.
1785-1897 – He also published editions of Virgil, Plautus and Terence.
– He took an active part, Brunck was imprisoned at Besançon, and lost his pension, being reduced to such extremities that he was obliged to sell a portion of his library.
1802 – His pension was restored to him, but too late to prevent the sale of the remainder of his books.
1803 – He died on the 12th of June.