Some ancestors of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
1325 An act proves the existence of a Pierre Teilhard, notary in Dienne (Auvergne).
1686 Birth of Marguerite-Catherine Arouet, sister of Voltaire and ancestor of Berthe-Adèle de Dompierre d’Hornoy, the mother of Pierre Teilhard.
1816 Louis XVIII grants Pierre Teilhard, grandfather of Pierre-Cirice Teilhard, letters of confirmation of nobility.
1841 Pierre-Cirice Teilhard marries Marie Marguerite Victoire Barron de Chardin, hence the acquisition of the name Chardin by the sons of Pierre-Cirice.
1844 Birth of Emmanuel Teilhard de Chardin, son of Pierre-Cirice and father of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin.
1853 Birth of Berthe-Adèle de Dompierre -d’Hornoy, mother of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin,
1875 Emmanuel Teilhard de Chardin marries Berthe-Adèle de Dompierre d’Hornoy.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
1881 Birth of Marie-Joseph Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (May 1) in Sarcenat (Puy-de-Dôme.)
1883 Birth of Marguerite-Marie, Pierre Teilhard’s favorite sister.
1892-1897 Teilhard is a student at the Jesuit college of Notre-Dame de Mongré.
1896 First baccalaureate.
1897 Second baccalaureate (Philosophy).
1898 Passed the baccalaureate in elementary mathematics.
1899 Enters the Society of Jesus at the novitiate in Aix-en-Provence.
1900-1901 First year of the juniorate in Laval.
1901 First vows (in Lava!). Expulsion of the Jesuits (beginning of the anti-religious laws).
1901-1902 Second year of juvenile life at Bon-Secours House (Jersey).
1902-1905 Three years of philosophy at the Saint Louis House (Jersey).
1905-1908 Lecturer in chemistry and physics at the Jesuit secondary school of the Holy Family in Cairo.
1908-1917 Four years of theology at Ore Place (Hastings, Sussex).
1911 Pierre Teilhard is ordained a priest.
1912 First interview with Marcellin Boule.
1913 Tour of the caves with prehistoric paintings in the north-west of Spain, with the abbot Breuil.
1914 Canterbury begins its Third Year.
1915 stretcher-bearer in the 4th mixed regiment of zouaves and riflemen.
1916 Awakening of the Teilhardian genius..
1918 Takes his solemn vows in Sainte-Foy-lès-Lyon.
1919 Demobilized.
1919-1920 Passes at the Sorbonne his three certificates of license in natural sciences.
1920 Takes on his doctoral thesis: Mammals of the French Lower Eocene and their deposits. Lecturer in paleontology and geology at the Institut catholique de Paris. Beginning of his friendship with Édouard Le Roy.
1922 Became, after the defense of his thesis, assistant professor of geology at the Catholic Institute.
1923 Departure for China and exploration of the Ordos with Fr.
1924 Spring campaign at the eastern edge of the Gobi.
1924-1926 Parisian interlude.
1925 Strongly defends transformism against L. Vialleton.
1926-1927 Three campaigns in China (Kansou, Sang-Kan-ho valley, Eastern Mongolia).
1927-1928 Stay in France.
1928-1929 Two-month stay in Somalia and Harrar with Henry de Monfreid.
1929-1930 Stay in China, various campaigns (Shansi, Manchuria).
1929 Became advisor to the Geological Survey of China. Takes more and more in hand the direction of the geology and the non-human paleontology of the fossiliferous deposit of Choukoutien.
1930 Begins to participate in expeditions of great style: expedition Centre-Asia (Mongolia), of the American Museum of Natural History (with Roy Chapman An d rews),
1930-1931 Stays in France and the United States.
1931 Breuil and Teilhard discover that Sinanthropus, the Arehanthropian of Choukoutien, close relative of the Pithécanthrope of java, is faber (stone cutting, use of fire).
1931-1932 He is the Geologist of the Yellow Cruise.
1932-1936 Various campaigns in China ($hansi, Honan, Shantoung).
1932 Death of Emmanuel Teilhard de Chardin.
1932-1933 Four-month stay in France.
1933 Beginning of the Sino-Japanese war. Two months stay in the United States.
1934 Beginning of the explorations towards the south, to establish the connections with Choukoutien. Shooting in the valleys of the Yangtze and Szechuan.
1935 Tour in Kwang-$i and KwangTong (South China).
Stay in France.
Participates in the Yale-Cambridge. Expedition to northern and central India.
1936 Short stay in Java.
Death of Berthe-Adèle de Dompierre d’Hornoy, his mother and Marguerite-Marie Teilhard de Chardin, his sister.
1937 Stay in the United States.
Stay in France, where he is immobilized by the disease.
Departure for China.
1937-1938 Participates in the Harvard-Carnegie Expedition to Burma.
1938 Brief stay in Java, then return to China.
1938-1939 Stays in the United States, then in France, which he leaves for China via the United States.
1939-1946 Is immobilized in Peking by the second world war.
1940 Creates with Pierre Leroy s.j., the Institute of Geobiology of Beijing.
1943 Launches, with Pierre Leroy, the review “Geabiologia”.
1946 Repatriated to France. Becomes friends with Sir Julian Huxley.
1947 Debate with Gabriel Marce on the question: To what extent does the material organization of humanity lead it to a point of spiritual maturation? Heart disease.
1948 Stay in the United States. Connects with the Viking Fund. Reconnects with American science.
Stay in Rome.
1949 Simple pleurisy.
1950 Elected to the Institute (Academy of Sciences).
1951 Stays in South Africa, then moves to New York,
1952 Trip to the American West, visit to the large cyclotrons at UC Berkeley, stop on the way back at Glacial Park (Montana).
1953 Trip to South Africa and Rhodesia.
Includes cybernetics in his phenomenology.
1954 Two-month stay in France.
1955 Sudden death in New York, on Easter Day – April 10.
Posthumous publication of the Human Phenomenon. Beginning of the intellectual and spiritual fortune of Teilhard.
1959 R. Garaudy: La Phénoménologie de la nature et le R. P. Teilhard de Chardin, in: Perspectives de l’homme (début du dialogue entre ” teilhardiens et marxistes).
1961 G. Crespy: La Pensée théologique de Teilhard de Chardin (discovery, by the Reformed theologians, of the religious contribution of Teilhard).
1962 At the Venice Colloquium on Teilhard de Chardin organized by Pax Romana, the Catholic elite recognized as its own one of its greatest thinkers.
1963 Madeleine Barthélemy-Madaule successfully defends at the Sorbonne the first State doctoral thesis centered on Teilhard: Bergson and Teilhard de Chardin, and asserts herself as the best interpreter of Teilhardian philosophy.
1964 The American Jesuit Christopher F. Mooney, at the Faculty of Theology of the Catholic Institute of Paris, successfully defends his thesis: Teilhard de Chardin and the mystery of Christ, Christian revelation in an evolutionary system of thought.
1965 Opening of the Teilhard de Chardin Foundation, created by Jeanne Mortier (Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle38, rue Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, Paris-V) and which endeavors to gather all documents concerning Teilhard or emanating from him.