September 25, 1683: Jean-Philippe Rameau is baptized in Dijon, Kingdom of France, the seventh of eleven children born to Jean Rameau, an organist, and Claudine Demartinécourt, daughter of a notary. He was born in the cour Saint-Vincent on the rue Saint-Michel (now 5 rue Vaillant).
October 29, 1753: Daphnis et Eglé, a pastorale-heroïque by Jean-Philippe Rameau (70) to words of Collé, is performed for the first time, at Fontainebleau. The premiere was originally planned for tomorrow but was cancelled for some reason. The open rehearsal today becomes the effective premiere.
November 13, 1753: Jean-Philippe Rameau’s (70) acte de ballet Les Sibarites, to a scenario by Marmontel, is performed for the first time, at Fontainebleau.
October 12, 1754: Jean-Philippe Rameau’s (71) acte de ballet La naissance d’Osiris ou La fête Pamilie, to a scenario by Cahusac, is performed for the first time, in Fontainebleau to celebrate the birth of the Duc de Berry (later King Louis XVI).
October 23, 1754: Anacreon (i), an acte de ballet by Jean-Philippe Rameau (71) to a scenario by Cahusac, is performed for the first time, in Fontainebleau.
May 31, 1757: Anacreon (ii), an acte de ballet by Jean Philippe Rameau (73) to a scenario by Bernard, is performed for the first time, at the Paris Opéra.
February 12, 1760: Les Paladins, a comédie lyrique by Jean Philippe Rameau (76), is performed for the first time, at the Paris Opéra.
May 22, 1761: The Academy of Dijon elects the city’s most famous son, Jean Philippe Rameau (77), as a member.
April 27, 1763: Jean-Philippe Rameau’s (79) last work, the tragédie en musique Les Boréades, is rehearsed at Versailles, but it will not be publicly performed. See 19 April 1975.
August 23, 1764: In Paris, Jean-Philippe Rameau (80) suffers an attack of “putrid fever accompanied by scurvy.”
September 12, 1764: Jean-Philippe Rameau dies in Paris, at his home in the Rue des Bons-Enfants, 13 days before the 81st anniversary of his baptism.
September 13, 1764: The mortal remains of Jean-Philippe Rameau are laid to rest in the Church of Saint-Eustache, Paris.
September 27, 1764: The first of several services in memory of Jean-Philippe Rameau takes place at the church of the Pères de l’Oratoire. 1,500 people hear 180 musicians from the Opéra and the Musique du Roi.
October 11, 1764: A Requiem by François-André Danican Philidor (38) is performed for the first time, in honor of Jean-Philippe Rameau (†0) in the Carmelite Church in the Rue Vaugiraud (now the Institut Catholique). It is described as an uninspiring performance of some uninspiring music.
January 26, 1770: A new home for the Paris Opéra opens at the Palais-Royal with a revival of Zoroastre by Jean-Philippe Rameau (†5). The new theatre replaces the one that burned down in 1763.
April 19, 1975: Les Boréades (sometimes called Abaris), a tragédie en musique by Jean-Philippe Rameau (†210) to words possibly by Cahusac and possibly by Decroix, is performed very likely for the first time, in London. See 27 April 1763.