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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 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 10,098,305 page views. His biography is available in 135 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 131 in 2019). John Locke is the 11th most popular philosopher (up from 13th in 2019), the 6th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 8th in 2019) and the most popular British Philosopher.

John Locke is most famous for his philosophy of empiricism, which states that all knowledge comes from experience.

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Among philosophers, John Locke ranks 11 out of 1,081Before him are Pythagoras, René Descartes, Gautama Buddha, Immanuel Kant, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, and Avicenna. After him are Niccolò Machiavelli, Friedrich Nietzsche, Francis Bacon, Augustine of Hippo, Thales of Miletus, and Thomas Aquinas.

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Among people born in 1632, John Locke ranks 1After him are Johannes Vermeer, Baruch Spinoza, Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, Jean-Baptiste Lully, Samuel von Pufendorf, Christopher Wren, 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, Sophia Alekseyevna of Russia, Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet, Guillaume de l'Hôpital, Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber, Georg Muffat, Princess Frederica Amalia of Denmark, Jean-Baptiste Denys, Selim I Giray, Charles Plumier, and Menno van Coehoorn.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, John Locke ranks 6 out of 7,765Before him are Isaac Newton (1643), Adam Smith (1723), William Shakespeare (1564), Charles Darwin (1809), and Elizabeth II (1926). After him are Francis Bacon (1561), Elizabeth I of England (1533), Winston Churchill (1874), Charlie Chaplin (1889), Stephen Hawking (1942), and James Watt (1736).

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), Joseph Priestley (1733), John Venn (1834), and Duns Scotus (1265).