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Berkeley, George

Born: 1685 AD
Died: 1753 AD
Nationality: Irish
Categories: Bishops, Philosophers

1685 – Born on the 12th of March in Dysert Castle, County Kilkenny, Ireland.

1696 – Studied at Kilkenny College.

1700 – He passed from the school at Kilkenny to Trinity College, Dublin.

1707 – Finished MA Philosophy at Trinity College Dublin.

     – Wrote the book "Arithmetica", "Miscellanea Mathematica".

1709 – His New Theory of Vision where he applied his new principle.

         – Wrote An Essay Towards a New Theory of Vision.

1710 – Authored the book Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge, Part I.

1712 – Visited to England.

1713 – Wrote Three Dialogues between Hylas and Philonous.

         – In London he published his Dialogues.

         – In November he became chaplain to Lord Peterborough.

1715-1720 – Traveled again as tutor to the son of Dr. St. George Ashe.

         – Wrote Advice to the Tories Who Have Taken the Oaths.

1721 – Published an Essay towards preventing the Ruin of Great Britain.

         – Returned to Ireland as chaplain to the Duke of Grafton.

1722 – Appointed to the deanery of Dromore, holding the offices of Hebrew lecturer and senior proctor at the


1723 – Miss Vanhomrigh, Swift’s Vanessa, left him half her property.

1724 – Nominated to the rich deanery of Derry.

         – Published "A Proposal For the better Supplying of Churches".

1732 – Wrote Alciphron; or, The Minute Philosopher.

1733 – The Theory of Vision, or Visual Language… Vindicated and Explained.

1734 – The Analyst; or, a Discourse Addressed to an Infidel Mathematician.

1735 – A Defence of Free-Thinking in Mathematics, Reasons For Not Replying.

1738 – A Discourse Addressed to Magistrates and Men in Authority.

1753 – He died on the 14th of January and was buried in Christ Church, Oxford.