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  • John Locke Is Born

    John Locke Is Born
  • Famous Quote

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

    Anthony Ashley Cooper "Lord Ashley" who is an important British politician meets and befriends Locke
  • 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
  • Fundemental Constitution

    Fundemental Constitution
    Because of Lord Ashley's involvement in the new British colonies in America Locke is asked to write the Fundamental Constitution of Carolina
  • 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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    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
  • 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
  • Welcome Home

    Welcome Home
    England's Glorious Revolution; Locke is welcomed by the new king and returns to England
  • SIr Isaac Newton

    Locke meets Sir Isaac Newton and they become friends
  • Civil Government

    Two Treatises of Civil Government by John Locke is published
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    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
  • Declaration of Independance

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

    John Locke dies
  • Fundamental Constitution

    ecause of Lord Ashley's involvement in the new British colonies in America Locke is asked to write the Fundamental Constitution of Carolina