Eric Hobsbawm

1917 - 2012

Eric Hobsbawm

Eric John Ernest Hobsbawm (; 9 June 1917 – 1 October 2012) was a British historian of the rise of industrial capitalism, socialism and nationalism. 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 777,151 page views. His biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 26th most popular historian.

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Among historians, Eric Hobsbawm ranks 26 out of 292Before him are Johann Joachim Winckelmann, Johan Huizinga, Arnold J. Toynbee, Jacob Burckhardt, Marc Bloch, and Bede. After him are Edward Gibbon, Hecataeus of Miletus, Leopold von Ranke, Hippolyte Taine, Arrian, and Jacques Le Goff.

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Among people born in 1917, Eric Hobsbawm ranks 7Before him are John F. Kennedy, Indira Gandhi, Heinrich Böll, Arthur C. Clarke, I. M. Pei, and Ella Fitzgerald. After him are Kenan Evren, Ilya Prigogine, Sidney Sheldon, Dean Martin, Ernest Borgnine, and Óscar Romero. Among people deceased in 2012, Eric Hobsbawm ranks 10Before him are Norodom Sihanouk, Wisława Szymborska, Whitney Houston, Rita Levi-Montalcini, Yitzhak Shamir, and Ahmed Ben Bella. After him are Jon Lord, Theo Angelopoulos, Michael Clarke Duncan, Ernest Borgnine, Elinor Ostrom, and Sven Hassel.

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Among people born in Egypt, Eric Hobsbawm ranks 66 out of 432Before him are Shoshenq I (-1000), Djedefre (-2600), Den (-3000), Amenhotep II (-1401), Apollonius of Rhodes (-295), and Saint Apollonia (110). After him are Sextus Empiricus (160), Appian (95), Constantine P. Cavafy (1863), Mohamed Morsi (1951), Pachomius the Great (292), and Lactantius (250).


Among historians born in Egypt, Eric Hobsbawm ranks 2Before him are Manetho (-201). After him are Ibn Hajar al-‘Asqalani (1372), Al-Maqrizi (1364), and Yahya of Antioch (980).

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