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Leonard Hobhouse

1864 - 1929

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Leonard Trelawny Hobhouse, FBA (8 September 1864 – 21 June 1929) was an English liberal political theorist and sociologist, who has been considered one of the leading and earliest proponents of social liberalism. His works, culminating in his famous book Liberalism (1911), occupy a seminal position within the canon of New Liberalism. He worked both as an academic and a journalist, and played a key role in the establishment of sociology as an academic discipline; in 1907 he shared, with Edward Westermarck, the distinction of being the first professor of sociology to be appointed in the United Kingdom, at the University of London. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Leonard Hobhouse has received more than 110,354 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Leonard Hobhouse is the 23rd most popular political scientist, the 2,507th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 2,467th in 2019) and the most popular British Political Scientist.

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Among political scientists, Leonard Hobhouse ranks 23 out of 29Before him are David Easton, Muhammad Asad, Robert D. Putnam, Arend Lijphart, Anton Friedrich Justus Thibaut, and John Mearsheimer. After him are William Graham Sumner, Norman Finkelstein, Robert Keohane, Graham Allison, Olivier Roy, and Ilan Pappé.

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Among people born in 1864, Leonard Hobhouse ranks 100Before him are Ricarda Huch, Futabatei Shimei, Guy Ropartz, Juan Benlloch i Vivó, Alexander Dutov, and Robert Lansing. After him are Israel Zangwill, Vladimir Steklov, Elena Văcărescu, Vera Komissarzhevskaya, John Henry Mackay, and Salim Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah. Among people deceased in 1929, Leonard Hobhouse ranks 80Before him are Wilhelm von Bode, Paul Leni, Lillie Langtry, Charles Fox Parham, Charles F. Brush, and Basil III of Constantinople. After him are Blind Lemon Jefferson, Ernest Monis, Cornelis Lely, Heinrich Zille, Joseph Valentin Boussinesq, and Gerhard Munthe.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Leonard Hobhouse ranks 2,507 out of 7,765Before him are Ioan Gruffudd (1973), James H. Wilkinson (1919), Malo (487), Richard Dadd (1817), Andrew Ridgeley (1963), and Eric Ambler (1909). After him are David Crystal (1941), Sigeberht of Wessex (750), David Chipperfield (1953), Veronica Cartwright (1949), Richard Swinburne (1934), and Austin Osman Spare (1886).


Among political scientists born in United Kingdom, Leonard Hobhouse ranks 1