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John Locke

1632 - 1704

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John Locke (; 29 August 1632 – 28 October 1704) was an English philosopher and physician, widely regarded as one of the most influential of Enlightenment thinkers and commonly known as the "Father of Liberalism". Considered one of the first of the British empiricists, following the tradition of Sir Francis Bacon, Locke is equally important to social contract theory. His work greatly affected the development of epistemology and political philosophy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Locke has received more than 7,720,450 page views. His biography is available in 131 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 127 in 2019). John Locke is the 13th most popular philosopher (up from 17th in 2019), the 8th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 10th in 2019) and the most popular British Philosopher.

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Among PHILOSOPHERS

Among philosophers, John Locke ranks 13 out of 1,089. Before him are René Descartes, Avicenna, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Friedrich Nietzsche, Niccolò Machiavelli, and Augustine of Hippo. After him are Francis Bacon, Pythagoras, Thomas Aquinas, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, Montesquieu, and Arthur Schopenhauer.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1632, John Locke ranks 1After him are Johannes Vermeer, Baruch Spinoza, Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, Jean-Baptiste Lully, Christopher Wren, Samuel von Pufendorf, Maria Leopoldine of Austria, Jean Mabillon, Francis Hyacinth, Duke of Savoy, Michael I Apafi, and Adam Frans van der Meulen. Among people deceased in 1704, John Locke ranks 1After him are Marc-Antoine Charpentier, Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet, Guillaume de l'Hôpital, Sophia Alekseyevna of Russia, Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber, Jean-Baptiste Denys, Georg Muffat, Princess Frederica Amalia of Denmark, Charles Plumier, Ulrik Frederik Gyldenløve, and Menno van Coehoorn.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John Locke ranks 8 out of 6,924. Before him are William Shakespeare (1564), Charles Darwin (1809), Elizabeth II (1926), Adam Smith (1723), Elizabeth I of England (1533), and Charlie Chaplin (1889). After him are Francis Bacon (1561), Winston Churchill (1874), James Watt (1736), Stephen Hawking (1942), Ragnar Lodbrok (850), and Queen Victoria (1819).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In United Kingdom

Among philosophers born in United Kingdom, John Locke ranks 1After him are Francis Bacon (1561), Thomas Hobbes (1588), David Hume (1711), Thomas More (1478), Herbert Spencer (1820), William of Ockham (1285), Jeremy Bentham (1748), Roger Bacon (1220), John Wycliffe (1324), Duns Scotus (1265), and Joseph Priestley (1733).