John Locke-Maddie Lee

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    Birth to Death

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    After studying Philosophy, medicine, law , and mathemathics and graduating with multiple degrees, Locke becomes a very important professor at Oxford college.
  • 1665

    Locke reads Rene Descarte's Discorse on the method and likes what he reads. This work includes the famous quote , "I think, therefore i am."
  • 1666

    Anthony Ashley Cooper, "Lord Ashley", who is an important British politician, meets and befriends Locke.
  • 1668

    Locke, who is now Lord Ashley's personal physician supervises a liver operation that saves Lord Ashley's life, and he remarkably lives another 15 years.
  • 1670

    Because of Lord Ashley's involvment in the new british colonies in America,Locke is asked to write a Fundamental Consitution of Carolina
  • 1671

    Locke writes his first draft of the essay cancerning human understanding, in it are ideas on natural law; based partially on the writings of others.
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    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.
  • 1683

    Locke's ideas about revolution against a government are linked in a plot to kill the king. Locke flees to Holland, many that agreed with him, including Lord Ashley are arrested for treason and some are killed.
  • 1688

    Englans Glorious Revolution; Locke is welcomed by the new king and returns to England.
  • 1689

    Essay concerning human understanding by John Locke is published.
  • 1689

    Locke meets Sir Issac Newton, and they become friends.
  • 1690

    Two treaties of civil government by John Locke is published.
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    Locke is appointed to the British board of trade and even though his health is failing, he is its most influential member.
  • 1776

    Thomas Jefferson barrows from Locke's ideas to write the decloration of inpendance