1882 – Born on November 18th in Paris. Roman Catholic philosopher, respected both for his interpretation of the thought of St. Thomas Aquinas and for his own Thomist philosophy.
1904 – Married to Raissa Oumansoff, a Russian-Jewish student, who began to share his quest for truth.
1906 – They converted to Catholicism.
– After studying biology at Heidelberg Maritain studied Thomism at Paris.
1913-1914 – Began teaching at the Institut Catholique, serving as professor of modern philosophy.
1932-1944 – He taught annually at the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies in Toronto and was a visiting professor at Princeton and Columbia.
1945-1948 – He returned as professor of philosophy at Princeton after serving as French ambassador to the Vatican.
1958 – At the University of Notre Dame, Indiana, the Jacques Maritain Center was established to further studies along the lines of his philosophy.
1973 – Died on April 28th in Toulouse, France.