John Locke was born on August 29th, 1632 in Wrington, UK. Hi mother died while he was an infant and Locke was raised by his father, who was an attorney in Pensford. He was homeschooled because of the civil war outbreak in 1642. After the civil war, when Locke was 14, he went to Westminister School. This event is significant because if Locke wasn't born, the enlightenment thinkers may have not been influences and the world may have never changed.
Source: (Encyclopedia of World Biography 478-480)