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Thomas Hobbes
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Born: April 5, 1588

Died: December 4, 1679 (aged 91)

Nationality: English

Occupation: Philosopher

Bio: Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury, in some older texts Thomas Hobbs of Malmsbury, was an English philosopher, best known today for his work on political philosophy. His 1651 book Leviathan established the foundation for most of Western political philosophy from the perspective of social contract theory.

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