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On this day in 1632, English philosopher John Locke was born in Wrington, England
August 29, 2022
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On this day in 1632, English philosopher John Locke was born in Wrington, England. His ideas of liberalism, natural law, and positive government were influential on the American founders and their formulations of proper government and its purpose. Thomas Jefferson likely referred to Locke while writing the Declaration of Independence. 📝📝📝
Did you know? We remember Locke as a philosopher and political theorist, but he was also a trained physician. During his career, he devised a surgical operation to treat a liver abscess for his friend and patron, Lord Anthony Ashley Cooper. 💉 🩺 🩹
Portrait of John Locke, Godfrey Kneller, 1697