After studying philosophy, medicine, law, and mathematics and graduating with multiple degrees Locke becomes a very important professor at Oxford College.
Locke reads and likes Rene Descartes' book
Locke reads Rene Descartes' Discourse on the Method and likes what he reads. This work includes the famous quote "I think, therefore I am".
Locke meets Anthony Ashley Cooper
Anthony Ashley Cooper "Lord Ashley" who is an important British politician meets and befriends Locke.
Locke is now working for Ashley and Saves his 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 a Fundamental Constitution of South 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's first draft about 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 begins thinking about 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 is thought to be linked to a plot to kill the king and 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.
A new king allows Locke to return to England
England's Glorious Revolution; Locke is welcomed by the new king and returns to England.
John Locke publishes Essay Concerning Human Understanding
Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke is published.
Locke and Isaac Newton are friends
Locke meets Sir Isaac Newton and they become friends.
John Locke publishes Two Treatises of Civil Government
Two Treatises of Civil Government by John Locke is published.
John Locke in 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.
Locke's ideas are borrowed to make the Declaration of Independence
Thomas Jefferson borrows from Locke's ideas to write the Declaration of Independence.