John Locke

1632 - 1704

John Locke

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 7,494,036 page views. His biography is available in 127 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 17th most popular philosopher.

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Among philosophers, John Locke ranks 17 out of 1,005Before him are Friedrich Nietzsche, Niccolò Machiavelli, Augustine of Hippo, Francis Bacon, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, and Thomas Aquinas. After him are Baruch Spinoza, Seneca the Younger, Montesquieu, Epicurus, Thomas Hobbes, and Arthur Schopenhauer.

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Among people born in 1632, John Locke ranks 1After him are Baruch Spinoza, Johannes Vermeer, Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, Jean-Baptiste Lully, Christopher Wren, Samuel von Pufendorf, Jean Mabillon, Maria Leopoldine of Austria, 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, Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber, Sophia Alekseyevna of Russia, Georg Muffat, Princess Frederica Amalia of Denmark, Charles Plumier, Menno van Coehoorn, and Jean-Baptiste Denys.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John Locke ranks 10 out of 5,347Before him are Elizabeth II (1926), Adam Smith (1723), Elizabeth I of England (1533), Charlie Chaplin (1889), Francis Bacon (1561), and Winston Churchill (1874). After him are Stephen Hawking (1942), James Watt (1736), Queen Victoria (1819), Richard III of England (1452), Thomas Hobbes (1588), and Michael Faraday (1791).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In United Kingdom

Among philosophers born in United Kingdom, John Locke ranks 2Before him are Francis Bacon (1561). After him are Thomas Hobbes (1588), David Hume (1711), Thomas More (1478), William of Ockham (1285), Roger Bacon (1220), Herbert Spencer (1820), Jeremy Bentham (1748), Duns Scotus (1265), John Wycliffe (1324), and Joseph Priestley (1733).