John Locke

By Ethan Powers 3rd period

Birth and death

John Locke was born in 1632 at Wrinton in Somerset and died in 1704.


He was educated by puritans at Westminster and studied mathematics and medicine at Christ Church College at Oxford. John was given government jobs witch he served with Shaftesbury. Locke wrote and developed the philosophy that there was no legitimate government under the divine right of kings theory. The Divine Right of Kings Theory asserted that God chose some people to rule earth in his will. "Though the familiar use of the things about us, takes off our wonder; yet it cures not our ignorance."

Background Information

Robert Boyle a chemist is a friend of Locke. Locke's father died in 1661.In 1682 he meets Damaris Cudworth daughter of Ralph Cudworth. John makes Oates the residence of sir Francis and Lady Masham, his permanent home.