Small Biography and Chronology of his Works
Compiled by D. Romano Résék, O.S.B.
1875 - Emmanuel Teilhard of Chardin marries Berthe-Adèle of Hornoy Dompierre.
1881 - Marie Joseph Pierre Teilhard of Chardin is born, nephew-grandson of Voltaire on the part of mother, in Sarcenat, France. - The father was a farmer and collected stones, what took him early to the interest for Geology.
1897 - Bachelorship in Philosophy
1898 - Bachelorship in Mathematics
1889 - Entrance for the noviciate of the Jesuits - Aix-en-Provence
1902 - Licentiate in Letters - Caen
1904 - Departure to Egypt - 3 years of Magistracy, geological excursions
1909 - Theology in Hastings, England, geological excursions
1911 - Priestly Ordering - Hastings
1912 - Begins an apprenticeship in the National Museum of Natural History with Marcellin Boule - Paris
1913 - Scientific trips with Abbé Breuil, Obermeier and G. Boussac
1914 - He begins his third year of Theology - Canterbury, England
1914 - Mobilized by the War for to 13rd Section of male nurses - Clermont-Ferrand
1915 - Streacher-bearer of 2nd class in the 8th Regiment of Moroccan artillerists Until that date, only exist annotations of his scientific researches. After
1916, Teilhard begins the composition of his more important works.
His first important composition is the "War Writings"
1916 - He finishes "The Cosmic Life" and he writes "Three stories as Benson"
1917 - during the War - "The Mystic Ambience"
1918 - (in the war) - "The Great Monade" and "My Universe"
1918 - Solemn Votes - Sainte-Foy-ès-Lyon
1918 - (in the war) - "The Priest" and "The Faith that Operates"
1919 - "Notes to serve the Evangelization of the new times"
1919 - Certificate of Geology - Paris
1919 - "The Spiritual Potency of the Matter" - Jersey
1919 - Certificate of Botany - Paris
1920 - Certificate of Zoology - Paris - He prepares his thesis. Master of conferences on Geology in the Catholic Institute - Paris 1920 - Excavations close to Reims
1920 - "Notes on Progress" - Paris
1921 - "Science and Christ" - Paris
1922 - He sustains his thesis of Doctorate ès Sciences - Paris - "The Mammals of the French Inferior Eocen" Attached teacher of Geology in the Catholic Institute
1923 - He leaves to China, by Suez, Ceylan, Sumatra, Hong-Kong and Shangai
1923 - He meets Priest Licent - Tientsin First trip with Licent - Ordos
1923 - The mass on the world - Ordos
1923 - " The Mass on the World " - Tientsin
1924 - He visits the Mission of Shiensien, Chihli
1924 - " My Universe " - Tientsin - Trip with the Priest Licent - Eastern Mongolia
1924 - He returns to France for sea, Shangai-Paris
1924 - He retakes his Course in the Catholic Institute - Paris Retreat for the students of the great schools - Paris
1925 - The exile is imposed to him, he leaves to China -Trips - Shansi
1925 - He writes his spirituality treatise "The Divine Ambience" - Tientsin
1927 - Trip with the Priest Licent - Dalaï-Nor
1927 - He returns to France - "The Human Phenomenon" (study)
1928 - With family and friends in Le Chambon - Auvergne
1928 - Trip with H. de Monfreid and P. Lamare, geologist - Somalia and Abissinia
1929 - He returns to China, by Djibouti and Ceylan - "Human Sense"
1929 - Tientsin
1929 - He accepts the Geologic Service's Supervision - Peking
1929 - Trips - Mandchuria, Dalaï-Nor, Shansi
1929 - Chou-Kou-Tien - Report on the fossiliferous deposits of Chou-Kou-Tien
1929 - With W. C. Pei, entrusted of Chou-Kou-Tien works, he discovers the first cranium of Sinanthropus
1930 - " The Human Phenomenon" (2nd study) - Tientsin
1930 - Trips for Shensi and Peking - "The Sinanthropus Pekinensis"
1930 - Trips for Mongolia, the desert of Gobi and Peking
1930 - He returns to France - Paris - Conference for M. Légaut's group - Chaudefaud, France
1931 - Trip to United States - New York, to prepare the Citro‘n Mission - Chicago
1931 - He returns to China by San Francisco, Hawaï and Japan
1931 - He attends the departure Citroën - Peking - "The Sinanthropus of Peking"
1931 - Assists to a Cruise in Amarelo, Kalgan, Gobi Desert, Black Gobi, Etsin-Gol Valley, Khamsi, Urumchi, Aksu, Bazaklik, Gobi Desert.
1931 - Liangchow (Kansu) - "The Spirit of the Earth "
1932 - Death of Emmanuel Teilhard of Chardin, his father
1932 - He comes back from the Yellow Cruise - Peking - Trip to Shansi
1932 - He comes back to France for 4 months - Paris
1932 - Trip to England - London
1933 - Conference on the suffering in the Catholic Union - Paris
1933 - Fifth departure to China - Peking - "The Meaning of the Suffering"
1933 - Congress - Washington and New York.
1933 - Scientific trips to California, Nevada and Grand Canyon.
1933 - He returns to China by Pacific - Peking
1934 - Trips to Honan, M. Tsinling, Yang-Tze, Peking - "How I Believe"
1935 - Trips to the South of China.
1935 - Visit of Abbˇ Breuil - Peking
1935 - He comes back to France - Paris
1935 - Departure for India - Red Sea - "The Discovery of the Past" There he finds again his friend Helmut De Terra - Cashmir
1935 - Trips - Java, Bandung
1936 - He returns to China by Hong-Kong and Shangai - Peking
1936 - Death of Berthe-Adèle Teilhard of Chardin, his mother.
1936 - Peking - "Design of a Personal Universe"
1936 - Trips - Shantung, Tientsin, Peking - "We Can Save the Mankind"
1937 - Trip to United States by Pacific - "The Spiritual Phenomenon"
1937 - In the Congress of Philadelphia
1937 - He returns by Atlantic - New York
1937 - Arrival in France - Paris
1937 - In his brother Joseph's property - Les Moulins, Neuville
1937 - Departure to China - Tientsin - "The Human Energy"
1938 - Trips - Burma, Java, Peking
1938 - He begins "The Human Phenomenon" (book)
1938 - Departure to United States - Vancouver, New York
1938 - He returns to France by Atlantic - Paris - "Social Hereditariability and Education"
1939 - Trip to England - London
1939 - He returns to China by the United States, New York, Chicago, Vancouver and he arrives to China, where hw will be up to 1946 - Peking - "The Mystic of the Science"
1939 - "The Hour of Choosing"
1940 - With the Priest Pierre Leroy, Teilhard creates the Institute of Geobiology in Peking and he finishes "The Human Phenomenon"
1940 - "The Granitization of China"
1940 - "The Expected Word"
1941 - Conference in the Embassy of France, Peking - "Reflections on the Progress" 1941 - Peking - "The Primitive Man in China"
1942 - Peking - "The Evolving Christ"
1942 - Work on the Complexity-Conscience -"Man's Place in Universe"
1942 - Trip to Shangai
1943 - Peking - He founds with the Priest Pierre Leroy the magazine Geobiology - "Super-Mankind, Super-Christ, Super-Charity"
1943 - Peking - "Reflections about Happiness"
1944 - Pefim - in collaboration with W. C. Pei - "The Neolitic of China"
1944 - Peking - "The Centrology"
1945 - Peking - "Life and Planets"
1945 - Peking - "Action and Activation"
1946 - France - Numerous activities, conferences - Paris
1946 - Paris - "Reflections on the spiritual resonance of the atomic bomb"
1946 - Paris - "Design of a Dialetics of the Spirit"
1947 - Paris - Paris - "Spiritual Market of the Extreme Orient"
1947 - Paris - "Colloquy of Paleontology and Genetics"
1947 - Paris - Infarctus, convalescence in Sisters Augustines' House - Saint-Germain-en-Laye - "Human Jump of the Evolution"
1948 - Sixth trip to United States - New York
1948 - He returns to France - Paris
1948 - In his brother Joseph's property - Les Moulins, Neuville - "How I See"
1948 - Conference - Versailles : "The Modern Neo-Humanism"
1948 - Rome - Trip to obtain the approval of the waited publication of "The Human Phenomenon", of "The Divine Ambience", and of its candidacy to Coll¸ge de France.
1948 - To France - Paris
1949 - Paris - Conference in Sorbonne - "The Human Zoological Group"
1949 - Paris - Pleuresia - Convelescence in Sisters Augstines' House - Saint-Germain-en-Laye
1949 - Paris - "A New Subject of Galileï"
1949 - Paris - He finishes "Man's Place in Nature"
1949 - Les Moulins - his brother Joseph's property
1949 - Paris - "The Vision of the Past" and Foreword for the book "The Spiritual Energy of the Suffering"
1949 - Paris - International Congress of Philosophy of the Sciences
1949 - Paris - "Reflections on the Ultra-Human"
1950 - Paris - Elect non-resident member of the Academy of Sciences (Institut de France) - "The Christian Phenomenon"
1950 - Les Moulins - Permanence with his brother Joseph - "The Heart of the Matter"
1950 - He visits and gives conferences in Belgium - Li¸ges and Brussels.
1950 - Paris - "The Taste of Living"
1951 - Paris - "From Cosmos to Cosmogenesis"
1951 - Departure for South Africa, through London - "Biology, completely and thoroughly"
1951 - Capetown - "The Convergence of the Universe"
1951 - He visits the places of Australopithecus: Johannesburg, Pretoria, Kimberley, Valley of the Dry Hearts, Durban.
1951 - He returns to United States by Buenos Ayres and Rio de Janeiro.
1951 - Second exile - He accepts an office offered by Dr. Fejös in the Wenner-Gren Foundation - New York
1951 - New York - "A Larger Problem for Anthropology"
1952 - New York - "Une Réflection sur l'Energie"
--> 1952 - He crosses the United States: Chicago, Rocky Mountains, California, Montana, New York.
1952 - New York - "What the World waits from the Church of God"
1953 - New York - "On the Human Compression"
1953 - Berkeley - "Looking at a cyclotron"
1953 - New York - "The Energy of the Evolution"
1953 - New York - "The Multiplicity of the Inhabited Worlds"
1953 - Second trip to South Africa - "The Stuff of the Universe"
1953 - He visits the places of Australopithecus: Capetown, Johannesburg, Pretoria.
1953 - He travels by airplane to Northern Rhodesia and Southern Rhodesia.
1953 - He returns to United States by Rio de Janeiro and Trinidad under Ecuador - "The God of Evolution"
1953 - New York - "The Activation of Human Energy"
1954 - New York - "The Singularities of the Human Species"
1954 - Permanence in France - Paris
1954 - Paris - Conference on South Africa and the human origins
1954 - He visits, with the Priest Leroy, the grottos of Lascaux
1954 - Last brief passage in Sarcenat, where he finds the native house
1954 - Paris
1954 - He returns to United States - New York - "Africa and the Human Origins"
1955 - New York - "The Barrier of Death"
1955 - New York - "The Christic"
1955 - New York - "Research, Work, Adoration"
1955 - New York - Pierre Teilhard de Chardin dies, on Easter Sunday, on May 10, having manifested before, to some close friends, his desire to die in the Day of the Resurrection.
His Work was only published after his death, and "The Human Phenomenon",
his most important work, was published only in 1957.
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