1683 – He was born on the 25th day of September this year.
1706 – He published his earliest known compositions on this year: the harpsichord works that make up his first book of Pièces de clavecin.
1709 – He moved back to Dijon on this year to take over his father’s job as organist in the main church, followed by similar posts in Lyon and Clermont.
1722 – He returned to Paris on this year where he published his most important work of music theory, Traité de l’harmonie (Treatise on Harmony).
1724 – He also published two more collections of harpsichord pieces in this year.
1726 – He married on this year the 19-year old Marie-Louise Mangot.
1732 – He had been inspired to try his hand at the prestigious genre of tragédie en musique after seeing Montéclair’s Jephté in this year.
1733 – His Hippolyte et Aricie, premiered at the Académie Royale de Musique on the 1st day of October of this year.
1745 – He received three commissions from the court on this year, for works to celebrate the French victory at the Battle of Fontenoy and the marriage of the Dauphin to a Spanish princess
1750 – He criticized Rousseau’s contributions to the musical articles in the Encyclopédie on this year, which led him into a quarrel with the leading philosophes d’Alembert and Diderot.
1752 – He was a major participant in the second great quarrel, which erupted over Rameau’s work, the so-called Querelle des Bouffons of this year.
1753 – He made the acquaintance of the powerful financier La Pouplinière who became his patron on this year.
1760 – He was still able to write another comic opera Les Paladins in this year.
1764 – He died on the 12th day of September on this year, after suffering from a fever. He was buried in the church of St. Eustache, Paris the following day.