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Hobbes, Thomaslocked

(1588–1679)
  • Noel Malcolm

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Hobbes, Thomas (1588–1679), philosopher, was born on 5 April 1588 in Westport, a parish of the town of Malmesbury, Wiltshire, the second of the three children of Thomas Hobbes, curate, and his wife, Catherine, née Middleton.

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