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Thomas Hobbes
Thomas Hobbes
Thomas Hobbes was of the great philosphist of the 17th centurty. Rejected free will and determinism; Hobbes is most famous for political philosophy.
Louis XIV
Louis XIV
Louis XIV was a great monarch king that ruled France personally for 54 years, but overall he ruled for 72 years. The middle period of his reign was from 1661-1685 and his personal reign was from 1685-1715.
John Locke
John Locke
Was the most influential writer of his period. He challanged the divine to right theory. He said it was the people's right to revolt if the government abused its power. His writings later influenced American and French Revolutions.
William Blackstone
William Blackstone
Blackstone was an English judge that summarized English law in his Commentaries on the Laws of England. He also explained "mixed monarchy", which is parliment's and the king's power could be shared.
Sir Issac Newton
Sir Issac Newton
Was one the great minds of the Scientific Revolution. Newton came up with the laws of gravity. He was the inventor of reflecting telescope.
Robert Boyle
Robert Boyle
Is sometimes known as the farther of chemistry. Conducted experiments on gases at different temperatures and pressures. On of the first to perform controlled experiments and publish his work in detail.
Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson
Jefferson is the author of Declaration of Independence. Thomas Jefferson implied enlightenmetn idead to the Declarations of Independence.
Voltaire
Voltaire
He viewed on on religous toleration and intellectual freedom influenced the leaders of the American and French Revolutions.
Baron de Montesquieu
Baron de Montesquieu
Argued for a separarion of powers in government as check against tryranny.