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EventDateTime of Year
Milton's son John dies.June
John Milton is born.December 9
Paradise Regained is published.
Milton marries Mary Powell. She leaves him and goes back to her family six weeks later.
John Milton dies.November 8
Paradise Lost is published in ten books.
Milton's daughter Mary is born.October
Milton is appointed Secretary of Foreign Tongues to the Council of State.
Comus is published.
Milton's son John is born.March
The Doctrine and Discipline of Divorce is published.
Milton matriculates at St. Paul's School, London.
Mary Powell returns to Milton.
Milton goes into hiding but is soon arrested and imprisoned for two months.
Of the Tenure of Kings and Magistrates is published.
Milton marries Katherine Woodcock.
Poems of Mr. John Milton, Both English and Latin is published (this includes 'L'Allegro' and 'Il Penseroso').
Milton begins tutoring in order to make an income (his first two students are his two nephews).
Paradise Lost (2nd edition) is published in twelve books.
Milton composes the ode, 'On the Morning of Christ's Nativity.'
EventDateTime of Year
Milton goes totally blind.February
Milton's mother Sara dies.
Milton begins his extensive period of 'studious retirement' at his parents' residence. During this he reads extensively on history and politics.
Milton's wife Mary Powell dies.May
Areopagitica is published.
Milton's daughter Deborah is born.May
Milton's 'studious retirement' essentially ends, as he begins his continental tour (on which he meets Galileo).Starts in May; ends over a year later in the following June.
Milton loses his position of Secretary of Foreign Tongues to the Council of State.
Milton's daughter Katherine is born.October
'Lycidas' is published.
Milton marries Elizabeth Minshull.
Milton writes the sonnet 'On Shakespeare' to preface Shakespeare's 2nd Folio.
Milton's daughter Anne is born.July
Milton earns his Master of the Arts (Cum Laude) from Christ's Church College, Cambridge.
Samson Agonistes is published.
Milton's father John dies.
Milton begins Paradise Lost.
Milton finishes at St. Paul's.
Milton gets his Bachelor of the Arts at Christ's Church College, Cambridge.
Milton's wife Katherine Woodcock Milton dies along with their infant daughter Katherine.

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