Hobbes, Thomas

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Name
Hobbes, Thomas Gender: M
born on 5 April 1588 Jul.Cal. (15 Apr 1588 greg.) at 05:00 (= 05:00 AM )
Place Malmesbury, England, 51n36, 2w06
Timezone LMT m2w06 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rectified from approx. time
Rodden Rating C
Collector: Harvey
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 25°17' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 16°03 Asc.s_aricol.18.gif 20°00'



Biography

British philosopher and scholar who loved geometry, Latin and discussion. He stated that man can form no idea of God and was considered a freethinker, an alarming position in that it could be subversive to the state.

Hobbes was a premature birth, the third child in the family. Their father abandoned them. Tall, genial and temperate, Hobbes became a private tutor and companion to his students. He studied and wrote, becoming known in intellectual circles. Perhaps his best known work is "The Leviathan" (1651), in which he defended political absolutism as the price of individual security.

He enjoyed tennis and debate, sometimes losing his temper in the passion of argument. He had an illegitimate daughter.

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Events

  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1651 ("The Leviathan")
  • Death, Cause unspecified 4 December 1679 Jul.Cal. (14 Dec 1679 greg.)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Martin Harvey, Nativitas I, quotes the Aubrey ms, data from Hobbes personally, "born between the hours of four and six," rectified to a mid-time of 5:00 AM. (April 5, 1588 OS; the LAT correction is a few seconds)

Categories

  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (One daughter, illegitimate)
  • Lifestyle : Work : Mentor/Tutor (Private tutor and paid companion)
  • Personal : Religion/Spirituality : Philosopher/ Humanist
  • Personal : Birth : Abandoned (By father)

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