Chancellor, and he made John Locke Secretary of Presentations under him during his year of office. In June, 1673, Shaftesbury made Locke also Secretary to a Commission of the Board of Trade, which cffice, with a salary of £500 a year, Locke held until the Commission came to an end in December, 1674. Locke had gone to Montpellier, where there was a great medical school, to unite study with the necessary residence in Southern Europe, where he was threatened seriously with advance of consumption, and he was at work there on his Essay Concerning Human Under standing, when Shaftesbury called him back. He was by Shaftesbury's side in the next months of peril from the conﬂict with the king. After his escape from the scaffold in 1682 Shaftesbury went to Holland, and died there in 1683. Locke also found it necessary to leave England, and settled in Amsterdam, where he established a fast friendship with Philip van Lim borch, pastor of the Church of the Remonstrants, who was within a year of his own age, and like himself was full of a religious spirit of liberty.
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John Locke FRS fue un filósofo y médico inglés, ampliamente considerado como uno de los pensadores de la Ilustración más influyentes y comúnmente conocido como el "padre del liberalismo".