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
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 Lord Ashley.
Anthony Ashley Cooper "Lord Ashley" who is an important British politician meets and befriends Locke
Locke works as Lord Ashley's physician.
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
Loce 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
Locke writes first draft on '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 write odeas 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 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 returns 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 appointed to the British Board.
Locke is appointed to the British Board of Trade and even though his health is failing he is its most influential member
Locke and Newton become friends.
Locke meets Sir Isaac Newton and they become friends
Two Treaties of Civil Government is published.
Two Treatises of Civil Government by John Locke is published
John Locke dies.
John Locke dies
Jefferson borrows Locke's ideas.
Thomas Jefferson borrows from Locke's ideas to write the Declaration of Independence