Locke becomes a professor at Oxford College with multiple degrees.
After studying philosophy, medicine, law, and mathematics and graduating with multiple degrees Locke becomes a very important professor at Oxford College
Locke reads Discourse on the Method.
Locke reads Rene Descartes' Discourse on the Method and likes what he reads. This work includes the famous quote "I think, therefore I am"
Lord Ashley, an important British politician, becomes friend with Locke.
Anthony Ashley Cooper "Lord Ashley" who is an important British politician meets and befriends Locke
Lord Ashley has a liver operation that is supervised by Locke which luckily expands his life naother 15 years
Locke who is now Lord Ashley's personal physician supervises a liver operation that saves Lord Ashley's life and remarkably he lives another 15 years
Locke is asked to write the Fundamental Constitution of Carolina.
Because of Lord Ashley's involvement in the new British colonies in America Locke is asked to write the Fundamental Constitution of Carolina
The Essay Concerning Human Understanding (first draft) is written by Locke. This essay includes ideas on the Natural Law including the writings of others.
Locke writes his first draft of the Essay Concerning Human Understanding, in it are ideas on Natural Law; based partially on the writings of others
Locke introduces the idea of Social Contract.
Locke's begins to write and promote the idea of a Social Contract, he may not be the first with the idea but his social status will make the idea popular
Locke flees after his government ideas are linked to the plot of murdering the king.
Locke's ideas about revolution against a government are linked to a plot to kill the king. Locke flees to Holland, many that agreed with him and Lord Ashley are arrested for treason and some are killed
Locke returns to England during the Glorious Revolution.
England's Glorious Revolution; Locke is welcomed by the new king and returns to England
John Locke's Essay Concerning Human Understanding is published.
Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke is published
Sir Issac Newton meets Locke
Locke meets Sir Isaac Newton and they become friends
John Locke's Two Treatises of Civil Government is published.
Two Treatises of Civil Government by John Locke is published
Although Locke's health is dying he is appointed to the British Board of Trade.
Locke is appointed to the British Board of Trade and even though his health is failing he is its most influential member
John Locke dies
The Declaration of Independence is written by Thomas Jefferson but with many of Locke's ideas
Thomas Jefferson borrows from Locke's ideas to write the Declaration of Independence