Thomas Hobbes

1588 - 1679

Thomas Hobbes

Thomas Hobbes ( HOBZ; sometimes known as Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury; 5 April 1588 – 4 December 1679) was an English philosopher, considered to be one of the founders of modern political philosophy. Hobbes is best known for his 1651 book Leviathan, in which he expounds an influential formulation of social contract theory. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Thomas Hobbes has received more than 4,181,206 page views. His biography is available in 97 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 23rd most popular philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Thomas Hobbes ranks 22 out of 1,005Before him are Thomas Aquinas, John Locke, Baruch Spinoza, Seneca the Younger, Montesquieu, and Epicurus. After him are Arthur Schopenhauer, Heraclitus, Erasmus, Thales of Miletus, Friedrich Engels, and Laozi.

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Among people born in 1588, Thomas Hobbes ranks 1After him are Marin Mersenne, Henri, Prince of Condé, Constance of Austria, Hendrick ter Brugghen, Robert Filmer, Marina Mniszech, Johann Heinrich Alsted, Pierre Séguier, Ole Worm, and John Winthrop. Among people deceased in 1679, Thomas Hobbes ranks 1After him are Jan Steen, Giovanni Alfonso Borelli, Joost van den Vondel, Ferdinand Maria, Elector of Bavaria, John of Austria the Younger, John Maurice, Prince of Nassau-Siegen, Willem van Aelst, Margherita de' Medici, Anne Geneviève de Bourbon, Francesco Barberini, and Jean François Paul de Gondi.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Thomas Hobbes ranks 15 out of 5,347Before him are Winston Churchill (1874), John Locke (1632), Stephen Hawking (1942), James Watt (1736), Queen Victoria (1819), and Richard III of England (1452). After him are Michael Faraday (1791), Henry VIII of England (1491), Mary, Queen of Scots (1542), James Cook (1728), Charles Dickens (1812), and Agatha Christie (1890).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In United Kingdom

Among philosophers born in United Kingdom, Thomas Hobbes ranks 3Before him are Francis Bacon (1561) and John Locke (1632). After him are David Hume (1711), Thomas More (1478), William of Ockham (1285), Roger Bacon (1220), Herbert Spencer (1820), Jeremy Bentham (1748), Duns Scotus (1265), John Wycliffe (1324), and Joseph Priestley (1733).