1625 – Thomas Stanley was born.
1637 – He proceeded to Cambridge, in his thirteenth year, as a gentleman commoner of Pembroke Hall.
1641 – He took his M.A. degree, but seems by that time to have proceeded to Oxford. He subsequently embarked on a legal career.
1655-1661 – Stanley’s most serious work was his History of Philosophy, which appeared in three successive volumes.
1662 – A fourth volume, bearing the title of History of Chaldaick Philosophy.
1664 – Stanley published in folio a monumental edition of the text of Aeschylus.
1678 – He died at his lodgings in Suffolk Street, Strand, on the 12th of April 1678, and was buried in the church of St Martin-in-the-Fields.