Cleopatra Cristian Period 5 "John Locke's Timeline

  • Birth

    John Locke was born in England in1632.
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    Locke becomes a professor

    After studying philosophy, medicine, law, and mathematics and graduating with multiple degrees, Locke becomes a very important professor at Oxford College.
  • Locke like Discourse on the Method

    Locke reads Rene Descartes' Discourse on the Method and likes what he reads. This work includes the famous quote "I think, therefore I am".
  • Lord Ashley and Locke become friends

    Anthony Ashley Cooper "Lord Ashley" who is an important British politican meets and befriends Locke.
  • Locke saves Lord Ashley's Life

    Locke who is now Lord Ashley's personal physician supervises a liver operation that saves Lord Ashley's life and remarkably he lives another 15 years.
  • Locke Writes Fundamental Constitution of Carolina

    Because of Lord Ashley's involvement in the new British colonies in America, Locke is asked to write the Fundamental Constitution of Carolina.
  • Locke's First Draft of the Essay

    Locke writes his first draft of the Essay Concerning Human Understanding, in it are ideas on Natural Law; based partially on the writings of others.
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    Locke and the Social Contract

    Locke's begins to write and promote the idea of a Social Contract, he may not be the first with the idea but his social status will make the idea popular.
  • Locke flees to Holland

    Locke's ideas about revolution against a government are linked to a plot to kill the king. Locke flees to Holland, many that agreed with him and Lord Ashley are arrested for treason and some are killed.
  • Locke Returns to England

    England's Glorious Revolution; Locke is welcomed by the new king and returns to England/
  • Essay Concerning Human Understanding is published

    Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke is published.
  • Lock and Isaac become friends.

    Locke meets Sir Isaac Newton and they became friends.
  • Two Treatises of Civil Government is published

    Two Treatises of Civil Government by John Locke was published.
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    Locke is appointed by the British Board of Trade

    Locke is appointed to the British Board of Trade and even though is health is failing he is its most influential member.
  • Death

    John Locke dies in 1704.
  • Tomas Jefferson and Locke's Ideas

    Tomas Jefferson borrows from Locke''s ideas to write the Declaration of Independence.