Apr 30, 1651 De La Salle is born in Reims, France. Until the age of 13, the family home is the Hotel de la Cloche, now named the Hotel De La Salle.
Age: 5 DLS made many visits to his maternal grandparents' home in this countryside village.
Age: 10 After some years of private tutoring at home, De La Salle begins his formal schooling at the College des Bons Enfants.
Age: 13 The De La Salle family moves to another house on the Rue St. Marguerite. Presently the template of a post office, it no longer exists.
Age: 10 De La Salle receives the symbolic tonsure (cutting part of his hair) indicating his interest in, and direction towards, the priesthood.
Age: 19 Oct 17, 1670 De La Salle enters the Seminary of Saint Sulpice in Paris and studies at the Sorbonne University (following courses on the Incarnation, Sacraments, the Trinity)
Age: 20 Jul 19, 1671 De La Salle's mother, Nicolle Moet, dies at the age of 37 and is buried the same day.
Age: 20 Apr 09, 1672 De La Salle's father, Louis de La Salle, dies in Reims at the age of 47 and is buried the following day.
Age: 20 Apr 18, 1672 De La Salle suspends his studies in Paris and returns to Reims to take charge of his family, arriving home five days later.