July 26, 1782: This is possibly the date of the birth of John Field in Golden Lane, Dublin, United Kingdom, eldest of six children born to Robert Field, violinist at the Theatre Royal, and Grace Marsh.
September 5, 1782: John Field is baptized in St. Werburgh’s church, Dublin (he was born sometime in July).
February 14, 1792: John Field (9) performs on the piano for the first time in public, in a program with other children in the Exhibition Rooms, William Street, Dublin.
March 24, 1792: The “official” debut of John Field (9) takes place in a “spiritual concert” in the Rotunda Assembly Rooms, Dublin. He plays a pedal harp concerto on the piano, astonishing the audience with his ability.
February 7, 1799: John Field’s (16) Piano Concerto no.1 is performed for the first time, in King’s Theatre, London by the composer.
March 25, 1801: The publication of three piano sonatas op.1 by John Field (18) is advertised in the London Morning Post.
March 2, 1806: John Field (23) makes his highly successful performing debut in Moscow. He will live in Moscow and St. Petersburg for some years.
May 31, 1810: John Field (27) marries Adelaide Victoria Percheron, his mistress and one of his pupils, in the French Catholic Church, Moscow. She was born in Pondicherry, the daughter of the war-commissioner of the French fleet.
November 9, 1814: Trois Nocturnes for piano by John Field (32), lately published in Leipzig, is reviewed in the Allgemeine Musikalische Zeitung.
March 6, 1822: The first movement of the Piano Concerto no.7 by John Field (39) is performed for the first time. See 25 December 1832.
April 18, 1831: The following announcement appears in a Berlin newspaper: In December of last year there was spread about a rumor of the death of John Field (48) which was without foundation. The great piano-forte virtuoso still lives, and if he can overcome his depression and apathy...the rest of Europe may not be obliged to renounce the happiness of hearing...this extraordinary pianist.
February 27, 1832: John Field (49) makes his first appearance in England since leaving 30 years ago.
December 25, 1832: Piano Concerto no.7 by John Field (50) is performed completely for the first time.
March 11, 1833: John Field (50) plays a second command performance before King Leopold of Belgium in Brussels.
February 6, 1836: Publication of John Field’s (53) Nocturnes nos.14-16 is advertised in Bibliographie de France.
January 23, 1837: John Field dies in Moscow, Russian Empire, aged 54 years and approximately six months. Although he suffered from alcoholism and rectal cancer over the last ten years, the cause of death is pneumonia.
January 27, 1837: A funeral service for John Field is held in the Reformed Church, Moscow. His earthly remains are laid to rest in Yedensky Cemetery outside Moscow, attended by a large crowd.
February 17, 1872: Three priests, Mariano Gómez, José Burgos, and Jacinto Zamora are executed by garotte in Bagumbayan Field (Rizal Park), Manila. The Spanish authorities convicted them of participation in the uprising of workers in Cavite.