After studying philosophy, medicine, law, and mathematics and graduating with multiple degrees Locke becomes a very important professor at Oxford College.
Locke reads Rene Descartes works
Locke reads Rene Descartes' Discourse on the Method and likes what he reads. This work includes the famous quote ʺI think, therefore I amʺ.
Locke and Lord Cooper become friends
Anthony Ashley Cooper "Lord Cooper" who is an important politician meets and befriends Locke.
Locke supervises Ashley's heart surgery
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 writes 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.
Locke writes the first draft of Essay concerning human Understanding
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 promotes Socila 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
John Locke ideas put him in danger and he flees to Holland
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 is welcomed back to England
England's Glorious Revolution; Locke is welcomed by the new king and returns to England
Essay Concerning Human Understanding is published.
Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke is published.
Locke becomes friends with Sir Issac Newton
Locke meets Sir Isaac Newton and they become friends.
Two Treatises of Civil Government is published.
Two Treatises of Civil Government by John Locke is published
Locke 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.
Thomas Jefferson Borrows Locke's ideas.
Thomas Jefferson borrows Locke's ideas to write The Declaration of Independence.