An important Enlightenment thinker of the 1600's
4 facts about John Locke
2) His father wanted him to become a minister, but he studied medicine instead.
3) He attended Oxford University.
4) When in 1682 his ideas were seen by the english government as a challenge to the king's authority, he quickly fled to Holland. 7 years later Locke returned.
3 Basic Beliefs of John Locke
2) Locke also strongly believed that everyone was equal and all people had natural rights from birth as well as the ability to think for themselves.
3) Lastly, John thought that the control of any person against his/her will was unacceptable, this idea also included unfair government and slavery.
What was John Locke's ideal form of government?
"All mankind... being all equal and independent, no one ought to harm another in his life, health, liberty or possessions." -John Locke