John Locke-Keely

By kblau
  • Locke is born

    John Locke is born in England
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    Locke becomes 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 Discourse on the Method and likes it

    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 and "Lord Ashley" become friends

    Anthony Ashley Cooper "Lord Ashley" who is an important British politician meets and befriends Locke
  • Locke saves "Lord Ashley'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
  • Locke is asked to write 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
  • Locke writes first draft of 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 starts writing and promoting idea of a Social Contract

    Locke 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
  • He, Lord Ashley, and his followers plan to kill king and get arrested for treason

    Locke's ideas about revolution against a government are linked to a plot to kill the king. Locke flees to Holand, many that agreed with him and Lord Ashley are arrested for treason and some are killed
  • Locke returns to England and is welcomed by new king

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

    Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke is published
  • Locke befriends Newton

    Locke meets Sir Issac Newton and they become friends.
  • John's Two Treatises of Civil Government is published

    Two Treatises of Civil Government by John Locke is published
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    John's appointed to 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 dies

    John Locke dies
  • Locke's ideas are borrowed and used in the Declaration of Independence

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