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

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