Leonard Hobhouse

1864 - 1929

Leonard Hobhouse

Leonard Trelawny Hobhouse (8 September 1864 – 21 June 1929) was a British 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 60,831 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 22nd most popular political scientist.

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Among political scientists, Leonard Hobhouse ranks 22 out of 26Before him are David Easton, Aleksandr Dugin, Robert D. Putnam, Muhammad Asad, Arend Lijphart, and Norman Finkelstein. After him are William Graham Sumner, John Mearsheimer, Robert Keohane, and Ilan Pappé.

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Among people born in 1864, Leonard Hobhouse ranks 92Before him are Toktogul Satylganov, Futabatei Shimei, Hedwiga Rosenbaumová, Eemil Nestor Setälä, Juhan Liiv, and Marguerite Durand. After him are John Walter Gregory, Karl Neukirch, George Albert Smith, Frances Cleveland, Herman Heijermans, and Vera Komissarzhevskaya. Among people deceased in 1929, Leonard Hobhouse ranks 81Before him are Pierre Fatou, Paul Leni, Basil III of Constantinople, Hans Meyer, Charles F. Brush, and Emilie Snethlage. After him are Arno Holz, Henry Scott Tuke, Wilfred Baddeley, Lillie Langtry, Carlo Airoldi, and Robert Henri.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Leonard Hobhouse ranks 2,481 out of 5,347Before him are Ben Cross (1947), Sam Smith (1992), Richard Armitage (1971), Nicholas Hilliard (1547), Bob Peck (1945), and Robert Broom (1866). After him are Julian Sands (1958), Richard Bremmer (1953), Norman McLaren (1914), Æthelthryth (636), Shane MacGowan (1957), and Edmund Goulding (1891).