The Father of Classical Liberalism. He was one of the Enlightenment Age's most influential thinkers.
He had influential theories on limited government, right to property, and the social contract. His theory of mind led to modern understandings of identity and the self and influenced Kant, Hume, and Rousseau.
He and Sir Francis Bacon were among the first British empiricists and had a huge impact on social contract theory.
He earned a medicine degree from Oxford in 1674.
He grew up with one brother named Thomas. His father was a country lawyer and clerk for the Chew Magna Justices of the Peace. He was raised in a Puritan household.
- The meaning of the name Locke: Lock, Fastening