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  • when john locke was born

  • 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

  • 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 writes his first draft of the Essay Concerning Human Understanding, in it are ideas on Natural Law; based partially on the writings of others

  • Locke meets Sir Isaac Newton and they become friends

  • Two Treatises 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

  • John Locke dies

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