John Locke Jake K.

By jkampf
  • Is born.

    John Locke is born in England.
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    Graduates college with many degrees

    After studying philosophy, medicine, law, and mathematics and graduating with multiple degrees Locke becomes a very important professor at Oxford College
  • Reads a famous book and likes it what he reads.

    Locke reads Rene Descartes' Discourse on the Method and likes what he reads. This work includes the famous quote "I think, therefore I am"
  • Saves a man'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
  • Writes a constitution.

    Because of Lord Ashley's involvement in the new British colonies in America Locke is asked to write the Fundamental Constitution of Carolina.
  • Writes an influencial 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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    Writes and promotes the idea of a 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
  • Gets arrested.

    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
  • Returns to England

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

    Locke meets Sir Isaac Newton and they become friends
  • Essay is published.

    Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke is published
  • Two Treaties are published

    Two Treatises of Civil Government by John Locke is published
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    Appionted for British Board of Trade

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

    John Locke dies
  • Ideas are borrowed for a good cause.

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