History's HEROES? Dated 8/29/1632 - 10/28/1704

John Locke

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Sophie E


Wrington, United Kingdom
he was born there


  • He created the philosophy known as "Power of the People"
  • He was trained in medicine
  • He graduated from Oxford
  • He was a leading figure in Metaphysics


  • A good and strong leader
  • Clever
  • Good or moral (strong beliefs or principles)
  • Wise

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John Locke


"All mankind... being all equal and independent, no one ought to harm another in his life, health, liberty or possessions." - John Locke

"For it is to be Remembred, That no Man borrows Money, or pays Use, out of mere Pleasure" - John Locke

The famous philosopher who came up with the philosophy that "the power is in the people."

According to Locke, political power is the natural power of each man collectively given up into the hands of a designated body.

John Locke, born on August 29, 1632, in Wrington, Somerset, England, went to Westminster school and then Christ Church, University of Oxford. At Oxford he studied medicine, which would play a central role in his life. He became a highly influential philosopher, writing about such topics as political philosophy, epistemology, and education. Locke's writings helped found modern Western philosophy.

Life in John Locke's world

During the enlightenment, the idea of thought developed massively. The people of the day started to think about more things and think about the way they think about things. They went deeper then the surface and analyzed everything they did and everything around them. This was a time that showed the power and nature of the mind and the decline in religion. During this time people started to abuse the power of religion and find loopholes to manipulate others. An example of this was the "Irish stroker" who "visited London in 1666, found loopholes to prove the theological correctness of his assertion that his powers to heal came from God: "God may, to abate the pride of the Papists (that make miracles the undeniable Manifesto of the truth of their Church) make use of a Protestant to do such strange thing" This made the world think of everything more objectively and Scientifically investigate the new world in a different way.

Was John Locke a Hero?

  • He is one of the most famous philosophers from the enlightenment period
  • His philosophy help shape America
  • He wrote "The Essay of Human Understanding"
  • He wrote "Two Treatises of Government"

Things you might not know about John Locke

Locke is widely considered to be one of the greatest English philosophers and a leading figure in the fields of epistemology, metaphysics, and political philosophy. He also made crucial contributions to education, theology, medicine, physics, economics, and politics.


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