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Biography of John Locke
Dates of Birth and Death: (∗) 29 August 1632 in Wrington near Bristol, England (†) 28 October 1704 in Oates, Essex, England Family Data: John Locke was born into a Puritan family. His father was lawyer and clerk in the court of Justice of the Peace in Chew Magna. During the Civil War he was officer on the side of the Parliament and the Puritans. His mother was Agnes Keene. In 1661, Locke inherited several cottages and some land from his father. This made him independent. Locke never married and had no children. In 1682, he had a romanticintellectual relation to Damaris Cudworth (1659-1708). After Locke had to go to the exile to the Netherlands, she married Lord Masham, a widower with 8 children, but she and Locke remained friends till his death. Locke spent the last years of his life (since 1691) in the country house of the Masham family in Oates, Essex. Locke was buried on the churchyard of High Laver. Education: Promoted by Alexander Popham (1605-1669) John attended the prestigious Westminster School in London since 1647, where he had a scholarship, which enabled him to continue his education at one of the famous universities. As from 1652, he studied classical philosophy and science at Christchurch College in Oxford; he finished his studies with the Bachelor of Arts in 1656 and with the Master of Arts in 1658. Then he became senior student teaching Greek, Rhetoric, Ethics and Morals as a lecturer. In 1674, he also made the Bachelor of Medicine. Then he travelled to France. Professional Career: As from 1666, Locke was secretary and personal physician at the service of Anthony Ashley Cooper, the 1. Earl of Shaftesbury (1621-1683). He succeeded to save the Earl’s life by operating his liver. Later, he became tutor of the grandchildren of the Earl and was also politically influenced by Shaftesbury, who belonged to the Whigs. During the changing political situation,

and other philosophical writings (1990). but he refused because of health reasons. The king made him excluded from Oxford. Locke pleaded for freedom. later Michael A. Stewart (eds. – Locke became important for the enlightenment. because of his publications. James II and Charles II were killed during the exile in the Netherlands in the years between 1683 and 1688. In the country-house of the Masham family he became the intellectual hero of the Whigs. 2 vols.e. 2000. (1987). Roman. equality and invulnerability of persons and property. In the meantime he was famous all over Europe. Publications: • John W. as future king.Copyright c by Stochastikon GmbH (http: // encyclopedia. Drafts for the Essay concerning human understanding. Lockii Epistola de tolerantia (Oxford 1968) (A Letter Concerning Toleration) (Goudae 1689). together with transcripts of Locke’s shorthand in his journal for 1676 (Oxford 1954. with: The correspondence of John Locke.). On the reasonableness of Christianity as delivered in the scriptures (1999). because they obeyed a second “prince”. 4 vols. 1 and 2 Corinthians. He died there in 1683. He strictly refused the forced conversion to a religion and pleaded for religious tolerance. Locke was offered a political position in 1689. When William of Orange came to power. A paraphrase and notes on the epistles of St. com ) 2 Shaftesbury was imprisoned and had to go into exile to the Netherlands in 1682 because of his opposition against James II. John Locke. • Peter Anstey (ed. Locke strongly influenced Voltaire and Rousseau and the American Revolution. Yolton. 2 vols.). in the accordance. Locke on money. An Essay concerning human understanding (1987). (1975-1980). • Essays on the law of nature: the Latin text with a translation. 8 vols. Some thoughts concerning education (1989. stochastikon. Ephesians. 2003). except for the atheists. (London 2006). Locke also went to exile according to the Rye House Plot. German: . Paul to the Galatians. because he thought a belief in god was necessary. The Clarendon edition of the works of John Locke (Oxford 1975ff). i. 2002. introduction and notes. • Ioan. 2007). Latin-English: (The Hague 1963). (1991). where he was not very popular. and the same of the Catholics.

1977. Mineola 2002). 1764. and: http://www.. http://www.2007) authors/l#2447 (16. 1696.2007). 2005). 1759. Oxford 2006). also: Essai philosophique concernant l’entendement humain (Paris 2004). 2006). ed.2007). NJ 2007). com/f locke.. 1788. 1910. . 6. online Farminton Hills) • An Essay Concerning Human Understanding (1690. and: The second treatise of government and A Letter concerning toleration (New York 1956. • The Second Treatise of Government (1690). 2005). 1755. 1710..gutenberg. D¨ usseldorf 1993). German: Zwei Abhandlungen u ¨ber die Regierung (Frankfurt 1906.08. Oxford 2000.08. • Some Thoughts Concerning Education (London 1693. other Edition: Paderborn 2007). .Copyright c by Stochastikon GmbH (http: // encyclopedia.html (16. 2003. 1999.. • Two treatises of government (London 1694.html (16.. 2004. • A third letter on tolerance (London 1692). German: Gedanken u ¨ber Erziehung (Leipzig 1881. new: Ein Brief u ¨ber Toleranz (englisch-deutsch) (Hamburg 1996.. Cambridge 2003. • Letters concerning toleration (London 1765. German: Zweite Abhandlung u ¨ber die Regierung (Frankfurt 2007). . 1718. . German: Johann Lockens Anleitung des menschlichen Verstandes zur Erkaentnis der Wahrheit (K¨ onigsberg 1755).gutenberg.earlymoderntexts. French: Identit´ e et diff´ erence: l’invention de la conscience. also: http://www.. 2001. other Edition: Uber die Regierung (Stuttgart 1966. Stuttgart 2002).08. 1726. stochastikon. 2006. 1775. new: Versuch u ¨ber den menschlichen Verstand (Hamburg 1988-2000. . Mineola. • Some Considerations of the Consequences of the Lowering of Interest. London 2004...2007). and Raising the Value of Money (London 1692. K¨ onigsberg 1755. com ) 3 Herrn Johann Lockens Sendschreiben von der Toleranz. Langesalza 1883. Oder von der Religions. ¨ 2007). 1698. • A second letter on tolerance (London 1690). also: Die Leitung des Verstandes (Schutterwald 1999).und Gewissens-Freyheit (s. com/f locke. New Haven.earlymoderntexts. 1701. 1728.. Bristol 2004). French: Lettre sur la tol´ erance integral (Paris 1995). . an essay concerning human understanding (Paris 1998).org/browse/ authors/l#2447 (16. Con. 2003.l. http://www. Indianapolis 1998.

also: Uber den richtigen Gebrauch des Verstandes (Leipzig 1920. • Of the Conduct of Understanding (London 1706.libraries. wie es in der Heiligen Schrift enthalten ist. • Some thoughts concerning education (Oxford 2000.psu. • Locke in Germany. Oxford 1999). John Locke (London 1706). • John Locke: writings on religion (Oxford 2002). 1754. German: Anleitung des menschlichen Verstandes (K¨ onigsberg ¨ 1755). or: Locke’s Leitung des Verstandes (Heidelberg 1983). http://www. or: Die Leitung des Verstandes (Schutterwald 1999). telle qu’elle nous est rerpr´ esent´ ee dans l’Ecriture Sainte (Oxford 1999).edu/tas/locke/mss/index. . stochastikon. French: Que la religion chr´ etienne est tr` es-raisonnable.08. 1794). correspondence and other papers (Cambridge 2008).2007). John Locke: Selected correspondence (Oxford 2002). • Posthumous works of Mr. 8 vols.Copyright c by Stochastikon GmbH (http: // encyclopedia. • Que la religion chr´ etienne est tr` es-raisonnable. Hamburg 1978). • The political writings of John Locke (London 2005). • Locke’s travels in France 1675-1679: as related in his journals. • Gedanken u ¨ber Erziehung (Stuttgart 2002). Bristol 2006). Leipzig 1709-1761. 2001).). com ) 4 • The Reasonableness of Christianitas Deliver’d in the Scriptures (London 1695. 1741. (Berlin.html (16. 1781. • Manuscripts v. telle qu’elle nous est ´ repr´ esent´ ee dans l’Ecriture Sainte (Oxford 1999). Chicago 1965. Des ber¨ uhmten Engl¨ anders Johann Loke vernunftm¨ aßiges Christenthum. • Mark Goldie (ed. Scientific Awards: In 1668 Locke became member of the Royal Society.

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