Timeline

 
Dates Principle Events Location Major Works
1939 June Return to China via USA    
1939 August 30 Arrival in China where he stays until 1946 Peking  
1940 May Sets up Institute of Geobiology with Pere Pierre Leroy, S.J.    
1940 June Finishes The Phenomenon of Man   The Phenomenon of Man
1940 June Publishes several papers on Chou-Kou-Tien    
1941 March 3 Lectures at French Embassy on ‘The Future of Man as seen by a Paleontologist’   Some Reflections on Progress (The Future of Man)
1942 November 15 Exposition of law of complexity - consciousness   Man's Place in the Universe (The Vision of the Past)
1941 March 3 Lectures at French Embassy on 'The Future of Man as seen by a Paleontologist'   Some Reflections on Progress (The Future of Man)
1942 November 15 Exposition of law of complexity - consciousness   Man's Place in the Universe (The Vision of the Past)
1943 Founds journal Geobiologia Peking  
1946 May In France. Various activities, including lectures Paris  
1947 June 1 Heart attack Paris  
1948 March Sixth trip to USA New York  
1948 June Return to France Paris  
1948 August Stays with his brother, Joseph Les Moulins Comment je vois
1948 October Seeks ecclesiastical approval for publication of The Phenomenon of Man and for appointment to Chair at College de France Rome  
1948 November Return to France after negative response to both requests Paris  
1949 February Lectures at Sorbonne on Groupe Zoologique humain Paris  
1949 October Attends International Congress on Philosophy of Science Paris The Vision of our Past (The Vision of the Past)
1951 July Leaves for South Africa. Breaks journey in England, joins Barbour. Barbour flies to South Africa, Teilhard sails from Southampton London  
1951 August 28 Visits sites of Australopithecus, finds with Barbour and van Riet Lowe Johannesburg, Pretoria, Kimberley, Dry Harts Valley  
1951 October Visits Hopefield site with Dr. J. Goodwin Cape Town  
1951 November Return to USA via Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro New York  
1951 December Accepts research post with Wenner Gren Foundation offered by Dr. Paul Fejos    
1952 July Trip across USA Chicago  
1953 July Second South African trip   L'etoffe de l'univers
1954 June In France Paris Species (The Appearance of Man)
1954 June 28 Lecture on Africa and origins of man Paris  
1954 July Visits Lascaux with Pere Leroy. Last visit to birthplace Lascaux  
1954 August Return to USA New York  
1955 April 10 Dies on Easter Day   Recherche, travail et adoration