John Locke Timeline Katherine Freeburg P5

  • John Locke is born!

    He is born in England
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    He becomes a professor

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

    He reads Rene Descartes' Discourse on the Method and likes it. This work includes the famous quote "I Think, therefore I am."
  • Locke meets Anthony Ashley Cooper

    Anthony Ashley Cooper or "Lord Ashley" is an important British politician, meets and befriends John Locke.
  • Supervises a liver operation

    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 the Fundamental Constitution of Carolina

    Because of Lord Ashley's involvement in the new British colonies, America, he is asked to write this.
  • Writes his first draft of the Essay Concerning Human Understanding.

    In this are ideas on Natural Law; based partiallly on the writings of others.
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    Locke begins to write and promote the ida of a Social Contract

  • Locke's idea about revolution against a government are linked to the plot to kill the king. He flees to Holland.

  • England's Glorius Revolution; Locke is welvcomed by the new king and returns to England

  • Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke is published.

  • Locke meets Sir Isaac Newton and they become friends.

  • Two Treaties of Civil Government by John Locke is published.

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    Locke is appointed to the British Board of Trade and is really important even though he is fairly sick.

  • John Locke dies.

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