After studying many subjects Locke becomes a professor at Oxford College
After studying philosophy, medicine, law, and mathematics and graduating with multiple degrees Locke becomes a very important professor at Oxford College
Locke reads Rene Decartes' Discource 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 meets and befriends Locke
Anthony Ashley Cooper "Lord Ashley" who is an important British politician meets and befriends Locke
Locke supervises a liver operation that saves Lord Ashleys life
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
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 writes and promotes the idea of a 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's ideas ar linked to a plot killing the king. Lord Ashley and others are arrested, while Locke 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
England's Glorious Revolution; Locke is welcomed by the new king and returns to England
Essay Concerning Human Understanding published
Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke is published
Locke meets and befriends Sir Isaac Newton
Locke meets Sir Isaac Newton and they become friends
Two Treatises of Civil Government
Two Treatises of Civil Government by John Locke is published
Locke is assigned 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 uses Locke's ideas for the Declaration of Independence.
Thomas Jefferson borrows from Locke's ideas to write the Declaration of Independence