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John Milton
(1608 - 1674)

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1608 Born in London
1620 (date approx.) Enters St Paul's School
1625 Admitted to Christ's College, Cambridge
1629 On the Morning of Christ's Nativity composed
1632 On Shakespeare published, takes M. A. cum laude at Cambridge, returns to family homes at Hammersmith
1637 Comus published, mother dies
1638 Lycidas published, begins tour of Western Europe
1639 Settles in London, opens a private academy
1641 Of Reformation, Of Prelatical Episcopacy, and Animadversions published
1642 The Reason for Church Government published, marries Mary Powell (she leaves him a month later)
1643 Doctrine and Discipline of Divorce published
1644 Of Education, The Judgement of Martin Bucer Concerning Divorce, and Areopagitica published
1645 Tetrachordon, Colasterion, and Poems of Mr. John Milton, Both English and Latin...1645 published; Mary Powell returns
1646 Daughter Anne born
1647 Father dies
1648 Daughter Mary born
1649 Tenure of Kings and Magistrates , Observations on the Articles of Peace and Eikonoklastes, published
1651 Defensio pro populo Anglicano published, moves to new home in Westminster, son John born
1652 Stricken blind, daughter Deborah born, wife Mary dies
1654 Defensio Secunda published
1656 Marries Katherine Woodcock
1657 Daughter Katherine born
1658 Wife and daughter Katherine both die
1659 A Treatise of Civil Power, Ready and Easy Way To Establish a Free Commonwealth and The Likeliest Means to Remove Hirelings out of the Church published; arrested and imprisoned in October, released in December
1663 Marries Elizabeth Minshull
1667 Paradise Lost published
1669 Accidence Commenced Grammar published
1670 History of Britain published
1671 Paradise Regain'd and Samson Agonistes published
1672 Art of Logic published
1673 Of True Religion and Poems, &c. upon Several Occasions ...1675 published
1674 Epistolae Familiares, dies 8 November
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