After studying philosophy, medicine, law, and mathematics and graduating with multiple degrees Locke becomes a very important professor at Oxford College
Reads a famous book and likes it what he reads.
Locke reads Rene Descartes' Discourse on the Method and likes what he reads. This work includes the famous quote "I think, therefore I am"
Saves a man's 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
Writes a constitution.
Because of Lord Ashley's involvement in the new British colonies in America Locke is asked to write the Fundamental Constitution of Carolina.
Writes an influencial essay.
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.
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 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
Returns to England
England's Glorious Revolution; Locke is welcomed by the new king and returns to England
Makes a new friend.
Locke meets Sir Isaac Newton and they become friends
Essay is published.
Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke is published
Two Treaties are published
Two Treatises of Civil Government by John Locke is published
Appionted for 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
Ideas are borrowed for a good cause.
Thomas Jefferson borrows from Locke's ideas to write the Declaration of Independence