John Locke
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Born: August 29, 1632

Died: October 28, 1704 (age 72)

Nationality: English

Occupation: Philosopher

Bio: John Locke, widely known as the Father of Classical Liberalism, was an English philosopher and physician regarded as one of the most influential of Enlightenment thinkers. Considered one of the first of the British empiricists, following the tradition of Francis Bacon, he is equally important to social contract theory.

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