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  • john locke birth

    john locke is born in england
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    locke professer at oxford

    After studying philosophy, medicine, law, and mathematics and graduating with multiple degrees Locke becomes a very important professor at Oxford Collage
  • Locke reads rene descartes discoures

    Locke reads Rene Descartes' Discourse on the Method and likes what he reads. This work includes the famous quote "I think, therefore I am"
  • locke befriends important british politician

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

    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 asked to write consitution

    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 first draft

    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 begins to write

    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 welcomed by new king

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

    Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke is published
  • locke meets sir issac newton

    Locke meets Sit Isaac Newton and they become friends
  • john lockes treaties published

    Two Treatises of Civil Government by John Locke is published
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    locke on the 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
  • john locke dies

    john locke dies
  • jefferson barows ideas

    Tomas jefferson borrows from john lockes ideas to wtite declaration of independence