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John Locke Sarah

By sdwight
  • John Locke is Born

    John Locke is Born
    John Locke is born in England in 1632.
  • John Locke Becomes a Professor

    After studying philosophy, medicine, law, and mathematics and graduating with multiple degrees Locke becomes a very important professor at Oxford College in 1652-1664.
  • Rene Descartes' Discourse on the Method

    Locke reads Rene Descartes' Discourse on the Method and likes what he reads. This work includes the famous quote "I think, therefore I am" in 1665.
  • Lord Ashley Befriends Locke

    Lord Ashley Befriends Locke
    Anthony Ashley Cooper "Lord Ashley" who is an important British politician meets and befriends Locke in 1666.
  • Lord Ashley's Personal Physician

    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 in 1668.
  • 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 in 1670.
  • 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 in 1671.
  • Social Contract

    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 in 1679-1680.
  • 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 in 1683.
  • England's Glorious Revolution

    England's Glorious Revolution; Locke is welcomed by the new king and returns to England in 1688.
  • Sir Isaac Newton

    Sir Isaac Newton
    Locke meets Sir Isaac Newton and they become friends in 1689.
  • Human Understanding

    Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke is published in 1689.
  • Two Treatises of Civil Government

    Two Treatises of Civil Government
    Two Treatises of Civil Government by John Locke is published in 1690.
  • 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 in 1696-1700.
  • Locke Dies

    John Locke dies in 1704.
  • Jefferson Borrows Locke's Ideas

    Thomas Jefferson borrows from Locke's ideas to write the Declaration of Independence in 1776.