1626: Death of Francis Bacon, who inspired Boyle's scientific method.
1638, 23 Nov: Leaves Eton College
1641: Travels to Italy
1642: Stranded at Marseilles; returns to Geneva
1642: Outbreak of Civil War
1654: Severe illness in Ireland, affecting Boyle's eyesight
1660 : 28 Nov. Attends inaugural meeting of Royal Society
1670: Suffers severe stroke.
1691, 18 July: Will signed and sealed
23 Dec: Lady Ranelagh dies.
31 Dec: Boyle dies.1692, 7 Jan: Buried at St Martin's in the Fields. Burnet's funeral sermon delivered
During his lifetime, Boyle published over forty books.