John Locke timeline- Kierica McPherson Period 4

  • Born

    John Locke is born in England.
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    Locke becomes a professor at a college

    After studying philosophy, medicine, law, and mathematics and graduating with multiple degrees Locke becomes a very important professor at Oxford College.
  • Locke reads 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".
  • Anthony Ashley Cooper befriends John Locke

    Anthony Ashley Cooper "Lord Ashley" who is an important British politician meets and befriends Locke.
  • Locke saves Lord Ashley's life and works for him

    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 the Fundamental Constitution of Carolina

    Locke writes the 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.
  • 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 to write about 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.
  • Locke's ideas are used as a plot to kill the king.

    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.
  • Locke comes back to England

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

    Essay Concerning Human Understanding is published
    Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John locke is published
  • Locke meets Sir Issac Newton

    Locke meets Sir Isaac Newton and they become friends.
  • Two Treatises of Civil Government published

    Two Treatises of Civil Government published
    Two Treatises of Civil Government by John Locke is published.
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    Locke is appointed to the British Board of Trade

    Locke is appointed to the British Board of Trade even though his health is failinghe is its most influential member.
  • Died

    John Locke dies.
  • Locke's ideas used in The Declaration of Independence

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