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

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