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Jean-Luc Picard is born on July 13, 2305 in La Barre, France on Earth.


Jean-Luc Picard is born in La Barre, France on Earth.

Admitted to Starfleet Academy

Picard is admitted on his second attempt.

Graduates the Academy

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Emergency surgery to replace his heart.

Shortly after graduation Picard is stabbed through the heart during a bar brawl and requires a heart replacement.

Promoted to captain.

Promoted to captain after assuming command of the U.S.S. Stargazer upon the death of his captain.

Developed the “Picard Maneuver”

Picard’s ability as a brilliant commander and tactician was cemented with this battle maneuver that made his ship appear to be in two places at once.

Assumed command of the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D

After several years without a command, Picard is assigned the center seat on Starfleet’s Galaxy-class flagship.

Made first contact with the Q Continuum

Upon contact with the Q, humanity was placed on trial for the crimes of humanity.

First contact with the Borg

In an attempt to demonstrate that humanity was ill prepared for the challenges to come, Q places the Enterprise in the path of a Borg cube before ultimately rescuing them.

Borg attack the Federation

Picard is abducted by the Borg and assimilated, becoming Locutus of Borg. The cube continued to Earth and engaged the Federation in the “Battle of Wolf 359.” Upon arrival at Earth, an away team from the Enterprise rescued Picard and used his connection to the Borg to destroy the cube. The assimilation, however, had profound effects on Picard.

Second Borg Attack

The Borg attacked again in the “Battle of Sector 001.” The Enterprise initially did not participate in the battle, but Picard realized he could “hear” the Borg because of his prior assimilation and decided to intervene. As the cube was being destroyed a smaller Borg sphere ship was launched, which opened a temporal vortex.

Enterprise return to the day before “First Contact”

The Enterprise follows the probe into the rift and arrives in the year 2063, one day before First Contact. Picard surmises the Borg are attempting to alter history by preventing Zefram Cochrane’s historic development of warp drive, which triggers first contact with the Vulcans.

First Contact

Picard and the crew of the Enterprise defeat the Borg while Zefram Cochrane with assistance from Lieutenant Commander Geordi La Forge and Commander Will Riker achieve warp speed, which captures the attention of nearby Vulcans on a survey mission. The Vulcans change course and land in Montana to meet Cochrane.

Encounter with Shinzon

Picard meets his clone, Shinzon, who was created by a former Romulan regime. The clone was meant to be a spy, but takes control of the Romulan Empire by assassinating its senate.

Retirement from Starfleet

Admiral Jean-Luc Picard suddenly retires from Starfleet after almost six decades of service and returns to the family vineyard in La Barre, France on Earth.