1792 – Born in Paris on the 28th of November.
1815-1816 – Cousin attained the position of suppliant to Royer-Collard in the history of modern philosophy chair of the faculty of letters.
1817 – He went to Germany, and met Georg Hegel at Heidelberg.
1821-1822 – Cousin was deprived of his offices in the faculty of letters and in the Normal School.
1824-1825 – He was thrown into prison, either on some ill-defined political charge at the instance of the French police, or as a result of an indiscreet conversation.
1826 – His eclecticism, his ontology and his philosophy of history were declared in principle and in most of their salient details in the Fragments philosophiques.
1832 – He was made a peer of France.
1833 – He explains both his philosophical and his political position.
1840 – He accepted the position of minister of public instruction under Adolphe Thiers.
1867 – Died at Cannes on the 13th of January.