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Thomas Hobbes
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Born in Malmesbury, Wiltshire
Born on 5th of April 1588
Died on 4th of December 1679

Born 1588. Died 1679 - English political philosopher.


Son of country vicar, brought up by an uncle, educated at Magdalen Hall, Oxford. Interest in political theory, in favour of monarchical government. Tutor to exiled Prince of Wales (future Charles 11). Wrote pieces expressing hostility to Church power and religious obedience. Clergy claimed that the Plague and Great Fire of London was Godís wrath for England harbouring such an atheist.

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