John Locke-Grace

  • John Locke is born in England

  • Career

    After studying philiosophy, medicine, law, mathematics and graduating with multiple degrees Locke becomes a very important professor at Oxford Collage.
  • Locke reads Rene Descartes' Discourse on the Method and likes what he reads. This work includes the famous quote "I think, therefore I am"

  • Anthony Ashley Cooper "Lord Ashley" who is an important British politician meets and befriends Locke

  • 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

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

  • Locke writes his first draft of the essay Concering Human Understanding, in it are ideas in Natural law; based particially on the writings of others

  • 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'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

  • England's Glorious Revolution; Locke is welcomed by the new king and returns to England

  • Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke was published

  • Locke meets Sir Isaac Newton and they become friends

  • Two Teatises of Civil Government by John Locke is published

  • Locke is appointed to the British Board of Trade and even though his health is failing he is its most in fluential member

  • John Locke dies.

  • Thomas Jefferson borrows from Lockes ideas to write the Declartion of Independence