After studying philosophy, medicine, law, and mathematics and graduating with multiple degrees Locke becomes a very important professor at Oxford College
John Locke graduates and becomes a proffessor.
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 reads Rene Descartes' book and likes it.
Anthony Ashley Cooper "Lord Ashley" who is an important British politician meets and befriends Locke
Locke becomes friends with lord Ashley.
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 saves lord Ashleys life.
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 constitution for Carolina.
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 down his first ideas about natural law.
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 writes his ideas about social contracts.
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
John Locke is blamed for assassination attempt and flees to Holland.
England's Glorious Revolution; Locke is welcomed by the new king and returns to England
Locke re-enters England after Glorious Revolution
Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke is published
Locke publishishes his ideas about human understanding.
Two Treatises of Civil Government by John Locke is published
Locke publishes a book on his veiws of government.
Locke is appointed to the British Board of Trade and even though his health is failing he is its most influential member
Locke is made member of the British board of trade.
John Locke dies
John Locke dies
Thomas Jefferson borrows from Locke's ideas to write the Declaration of Independence
Thomas Jefferson takes some of Lockes ideas and puts them in the Declaration of Independence.