1758 – Born on the 11th of October.
1780 – He began practicing medicine in Bremen, Germany.
– He devised the first satisfactory method of calculating cometary orbits.
1802 – He discovered and named the Asteroid Pallas.
1807 – He discovered the asteroid Vesta, which he allowed Carl Friedrich Gauss to name.
1811 – He was a member of the Corps Legislatif in Paris.
1815 – He discovered a periodic comet named after him.
1840 – He died on the 2nd of March.