Robert Filmer

1588 - 1653

Robert Filmer

Sir Robert Filmer (c. 1588 – 26 May 1653) was an English political theorist who defended the divine right of kings. His best known work, Patriarcha, published posthumously in 1680, was the target of numerous Whig attempts at rebuttal, including Algernon Sidney's Discourses Concerning Government, James Tyrrell's Patriarcha Non Monarcha and John Locke's Two Treatises of Government. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert Filmer has received more than 158,745 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 634th most popular philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Robert Filmer ranks 632 out of 1,005Before him are Johannes Oecolampadius, Jaakko Hintikka, Dharmakirti, Li Zhi, Salomon Maimon, and Lucien Goldmann. After him are Julien Benda, Tom Regan, P. F. Strawson, Hecataeus of Abdera, Ludwig Klages, and William Paley.

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Among people born in 1588, Robert Filmer ranks 6Before him are Thomas Hobbes, Marin Mersenne, Henri, Prince of Condé, Constance of Austria, and Hendrick ter Brugghen. After him are Marina Mniszech, Johann Heinrich Alsted, Pierre Séguier, Ole Worm, and John Winthrop. Among people deceased in 1653, Robert Filmer ranks 6Before him are Artemisia Gentileschi, Luigi Rossi, Maarten Tromp, Gabriel Naudé, and Wolfgang Wilhelm, Count Palatine of Neuburg. After him are Simon de Vlieger, Jan Wildens, Adriaen van Utrecht, and Théophraste Renaudot.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Robert Filmer ranks 1,355 out of 5,347Before him are Jack Bruce (1943), Ernest Jones (1879), Philip Sidney (1554), John William Godward (1861), Gordon Ramsay (1966), and Jane Boleyn, Viscountess Rochford (1505). After him are Joseph Bell (1837), Marc Bolan (1947), Alexander Mackenzie (1764), Michael Jackson (1942), Jeremiah Clarke (1674), and Charlie Whiting (1952).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In United Kingdom

Among philosophers born in United Kingdom, Robert Filmer ranks 39Before him are Harriet Taylor Mill (1807), John Austin (1790), Alexander of Hales (1175), Gilbert Ryle (1900), R. G. Collingwood (1889), and Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle-upon-Tyne (1623). After him are P. F. Strawson (1919), William Paley (1743), Henry More (1614), Antony Flew (1923), Thomas Hill Green (1836), and Perry Anderson (1938).