- Born on 22 March in Geneva, Switzerland.
- Leaves for Paris.
- First collaboration with his cousin LE CORBUSIER.
- Writes the "Five Points Towards a New Architecture" manifesto with LE CORBUSIER.
- Exhibition of furniture in collaboration with Le Corbusier and Charlotte Perriand at the Autumn Fair in Paris.
- Takes French nationality.
- First trip to India on 18 February with LE CORBUSIER: visits the site of the future city of Chandigarh and Ahmedabad.
- Presentation of the plan for the "Open Hand" monument in Chandigarh.
- Works on Le Corbusier’s constructions in Chandigarh.
- Trip to India with Le Corbusier in March 1952.
- Becomes Director of Chandigarh College of Architecture.
- Appointed Chief Architect and Town Planner of Punjab State.
- Leaves India permanently for health reasons.
- Dies on 4 December in Geneva.
Charles-Edouard JEANNERET aka LE CORBUSIER
- Born on 6 October in La Chaux-de-Fonds in Switzerland. Son of Georges Edouard Jeanneret, watch engraver and enameller, and Marie Charlotte Amélie Jeanneret-Perret, musician.
- Studies watch engraving at the Art School, under Charles l'Eplattenier.
- Enters the Advanced Decorative Arts Course (based at the Art School) directed by Charles L'Eplattenier, who interests Le Corbusier in architecture.
- Works for Auguste and Gustave Perret as a part-time draughtsman.
- Builds the Villa Jeanneret-Perret at La Chaux-de-Fonds and the Villa Favre-Jacot at Le Locle, both in Switzerland.
- Certificate of competency for teaching art.
- Starts to use the "Le Corbusier" pseudonym, derived from one of his ancestors from Albi.
- First collaboration with his cousin Pierre Jeanneret.
- Exhibition of Le Corbusier furniture at the Autumn Fair in Paris, in collaboration with Charlotte Perriand and Pierre Jeanneret.
- Takes French nationality.
- Marries the Monacan model Yvonne Gallis on 18 December.
- Receives the title of Knight of the Legion of Honour from the French government.
Honorary member of RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects).
- First trip to India on 18 February: visits the site of the future city of Chandigarh.
- Presentation of the plan for the “Open Hand” monument in Chandigarh.
- Second trip to India in November.
- Inauguration of the Cité Radieuse in Marseille.
Third trip to India in March.
- Trip to Chandigarh for the inauguration of the High Court building with Nehru.
- Inauguration of the Secretariat in Chandigarh.
- Gold medal from the American Institute of Architects.
- Receives the title of Grand Officer of the Legion of Honour.
- Revises the study of the Open Hand Monument for Chandigarh.
- Dies on 27 August in Cap Martin while swimming in the Mediterranean, on Cabbé beach.
- Official funeral at the Louvre on 1 September - Burial in the cemetery at Cap Martin.