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' Discourse on the Method and likes what he reads. This work includes the famous quote "I think, therefore I am"
Anthony Ashley Cooper "Lord Ashley" who is an important British politician meets and befriends Locke
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
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 his first draft of the Essay Conerning Human Understanding, in it are ideas on Natural Law; based partially on the writings of others.
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
England's Glorious Revolution; Locke is welcomed by the new king and returns to England
Essay Concerning Human understandin by John Locke is published.
Locke meets Sit Isaac Newton and they become friends 1689
Two Treatises of Civil Government by John Locke is published.
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 from Locke's ideas to write the Declaration of Independence.