Biography of key figures

Choose one of the following key figures associated with the Enlightenment Era. Do some research about the person from a credible website (e.g., not Wikipedia) or other source other than your textbook. If you wish to choose someone else, contact your instructor for permission.

  • Adam Smith
  • Andreas Vesalius
  • Baruch Spinoza
  • David Hume
  • Denis Diderot
  • Francis Bacon
  • Gabrielle-Emilie Le Tonnelier de Breteuil, marquise du Châtelet
  • Galileo Galilei
  • Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz
  • Immanuel Kant
  • Isaac Newton
  • Jean le Rond d’Alembert
  • Jean-Jacques Rousseau
  • Johannes Kepler
  • John Locke
  • Montesquieu
  • Nicolaus Copernicus
  • Paracelsus
  • Pierre Bayle
  • René Descartes
  • Robert Boyle
  • Tycho Brahe
  • Voltaire
  • William Harvey

Create a short biography of the person. Write three paragraphs.

In the first paragraph, tell who they are, where they were from, and when they were born and died.

Then, in the second paragraph, explainwhat they are known for; what did they do that made them so famous?

In the final paragraph, evaluate the person’s work either then and/or now. Is it still important? Why or why not?

Each paragraph should be 5-8 sentences. Make sure to cite the sources that you used. Make sure all work is in your own words. The assignment will be checked using SafeAssign, a plagiarism detection service. You may view your “SafeAssign originality report” after your first submission to see if you need to make revisions.

The assignment is worth up to 15 points. To earn all 15 points make sure your response is thorough and accurate, has a proper academic tone (appropriate word choice, cites sources), and is grammatically correct.

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