john locke- jonathan

  • John Locke is born.

    John Locke was born in the year 1632.
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    After studying philosophy, medicine, law, and mathematics and graduating with multiple degrees Locke becomes a very important professor at Oxford College.

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

    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.

    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 .

    Because of Lord Ashley's involvement in the new British colonies in America Locke is asked to write the Fundamental Constitution of Carolina .
  • John Locke writes his first draft of the essay concerning human understanding.

    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'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 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.

    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.

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

    Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke is published.
  • Locke meets Sir Isaac Newton and they become friends.

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

    Two Treatises of Civil Government by John Locke is published
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    Locke is appointed to the 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.
  • John Locke dies.

    John Locke died in the year 1704.
  • Thomas Jefferson borrows John's ideas for the Declaration of Independence.

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