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Berkeley, George

Born: 1685 AD
Died: 1753 AD, at 67 years of age.

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.





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