1817: Birth at Delhi, October 17.
1828: Death of Khwaja Fariduddin, maternal grandfather.
1837: Sayyid-ul-Akhbar started by Sayyid Muhammad Khan.
1838: Death of his father, Sayyid Muhammad Muttaqi.
1839: Appointed Naib Munshi at Agra.
1841: Appointed Munsif at Mainpuri, December 24.
1842: Transferred from Mainpuri to Fatehpur Sikri, January 10.
1842: Received the title of Jawad-ud-Daula Arif Jung from the Mughal court.
1842: Completed Jila-ul-Qulub bi Zikr il Mahbub.
1844: Completed Tuhfa-i-Hasan and Tashil fi jar-i-Saqil.
1845: Death of Sayyid Muhammad Khan, his brother.
1846: First edition of Asar-us-Sanadid appeared.
1849: Completed Kalamat-ul-Haqq.
1850: Completed Risala Sunnat dar radi bid’at.
1852: Completed Namiqa dar bayan masala tasawwur-i-Shaikh and Silsilat ul-Mulk.
1854: Second edition of Asar-us-Sanadid.
1855: Appointed permanent Sadr Amin at Bijnor, January 13.
1855: Edited A’in-i-Akbari.
1857: Revolt breaks out, May 10.
1857: Death of his mother at Meerut.
1858: Appointed Sadr us Sadur, Moradabad.
1858: Published Tarikh Sarkashi-i-Zilla Bijnor.
1859: Nominated member of special commission for hearing appeals about confiscated property.
1859: Published Causes of the Indian Revolt.
1859: Established a madrasa at Moradabad.
1860: Published Loyal Muhammadans of India.
1860: Famine in N.W.Provinces and relief work by Sayyid Ahmad Khan.
1861: French translation of Asar-us-Sanadid by Garcin de Tassy.
1861: Death of his wife.
1862: Transferred to Ghazipur, May 12.
1862: Edited Tarikh-i-Feroz Shahi.
1863: Published a pamphlet on education.
1864: Laid the foundation of a madrasa at Ghazipur.
1864: Transferred to Aligarh.
1864: Elected Honorary Member of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain, July 4.
1865: Sends a memorandum to the Government about the intention of the Scientific Society to publish books on agriculture, December 30.
1866: Aligarh Institute Gazette started.
1867: Sends a memorandum to the Viceroy for establishment of a vernacular university, August 1.
1867: Transferred to Benares, August 15.
1867: Started homeopathic dispensary and hospital at Benares, September 25.
1869: Leaves Benares for England, April 1.
1869: Receives the insignia of C.S.I, August 6.
1870: Left London for India, September 4.
1870: Reached Bombay, October 2.
1870: Sir Syed Ahmad Khan started Tahzib-ul-Akhlaq December 24.
1870: Established the Committee for the Better Diffusion and Advancement of Learning among Muhammadans of India, December 26 .
1873: Scheme for establishing a college presented.
1875: Inauguration of the college, May 24.
1875: Regular teaching starts at M.A.O. College, June 1.
1876: Retired from service.
1876: Starts writing commentary on the Quran.
1877: Lord Lytton’s visit to Aligarh, January 8 .
1878: Nominated member of the Viceroy’s Legislative Council.
1882: Appears before the Education Commission.
1883: Founded Muhammadan Civil Service Fund Association.
1883: Sir Syed Ahmad Khan established Muhammadan Association, Aligarh.
1886: Sir Syed Ahmad Khan established Muhammadan Educational Conference.
1887: Nominated member of the Civil Service Commission by Lord Dufferin.
1888: Established Patriotic Association at Aligarh. 1888 Received K.C.S.I.
1889: Received the degree of LL.D. honoris causa from Edinburgh. Circulates the Trustee Bill.
1898: Death at Aligarh, March 27.