Eric Hobsbawm

1917 - 2012

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Eric John Ernest Hobsbawm (; 9 June 1917 – 1 October 2012) was a British historian of the rise of industrial capitalism, socialism and nationalism. His best-known works include his tetralogy about what he called the "long 19th century" (The Age of Revolution: Europe 1789–1848, The Age of Capital: 1848–1875 and The Age of Empire: 1875–1914) and the "short 20th century" (The Age of Extremes), and an edited volume that introduced the influential idea of "invented traditions". A life-long Marxist, his socio-political convictions influenced the character of his work. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Eric Hobsbawm has received more than 1,448,278 page views. His biography is available in 61 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 59 in 2019). Eric Hobsbawm is the 36th most popular historian (down from 31st in 2019), the 86th most popular biography from Egypt (down from 71st in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Egyptian Historian.

Eric Hobsbawm was a British Marxist historian who was most famous for his analysis of the Industrial Revolution and the rise of capitalism.

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Among historians, Eric Hobsbawm ranks 36 out of 561Before him are Hippolyte Taine, Bede, Jacob Burckhardt, Edward Gibbon, Ibn Ishaq, and Quintus Curtius Rufus. After him are Jacques Le Goff, Adam of Bremen, Ali ibn al-Athir, Ibn Hajar al-‘Asqalani, Lucien Febvre, and Samuel von Pufendorf.

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Among people born in 1917, Eric Hobsbawm ranks 9Before him are Indira Gandhi, Heinrich Böll, Arthur C. Clarke, Ilya Prigogine, Ella Fitzgerald, and Dean Martin. After him are Frederica of Hanover, I. M. Pei, Ferdinand Marcos, Anthony Burgess, Ernest Borgnine, and Christian de Duve. Among people deceased in 2012, Eric Hobsbawm ranks 14Before him are Griselda Blanco, Ahmed Ben Bella, Rita Levi-Montalcini, Tony Scott, Michael Clarke Duncan, and Jon Lord. After him are Elinor Ostrom, Theo Angelopoulos, George Tupou V, Sylvia Kristel, Roger Garaudy, and Carroll Shelby.

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Among people born in Egypt, Eric Hobsbawm ranks 86 out of 642Before him are Al-Kamil (1177), Saint Maurice (250), Lactantius (250), Constantine P. Cavafy (1863), Teti (-2350), and Psamtik I (-700). After him are Yusuf al-Qaradawi (1926), Maria al-Qibtiyya (600), Paul of Thebes (227), Isma'il Pasha (1830), Saint Sarah (100), and Athenaeus (200).


Among historians born in Egypt, Eric Hobsbawm ranks 2Before him are Manetho (-201). After him are Ibn Hajar al-‘Asqalani (1372), Theophylact Simocatta (580), Al-Maqrizi (1364), Abd al-Rahman al-Jabarti (1754), Yahya of Antioch (980), Al-Nuwayri (1279), and H. A. R. Gibb (1895).