Schapiro, Leonard

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Schapiro, Leonard Gender: M
Leonard Bertram Naman Schapiro
born on 22 April 1908 at 20:00 (= 8:00 PM )
Place Glasgow, Scotland, 55n53, 4w15
Timezone GMT h0e (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Wright
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 02°16' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 19°39 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 07°08'

Leonard Schapiro


British academic, Sovietologist and right wing adviser to British Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher. He taught for many years at the London School of Economics, where he was Professor of Political Science with Special Reference to Russian Studies.

For many years Schapiro practised as a barrister, and it was not until 1955 that he published his first book - The Origins of the Communist Autocracy - and took up his first academic appointment at the London School of Economics. Schapiro wrote in 1980: “the first twenty of the fifty adult years of my life were spent either in practice at the Bar, or in military intelligence”

Schapiro's most famous book was The Communist Party of the Soviet Union, first published in 1960 with a revised and expanded edition in 1970. He was chairman of the Institute for the Study of Conflict in 1970. He wrote many books about communism, particularly in the context of the Soviet Union. After his death, some of his scattered articles were collected in the volume Russian Studies (1987).

He was married to Isabel de Mandariaga. He died in London on 2 November 1983, aged 75.

Link to Wikipedia


  • spouse relationship with de Madariaga, Isabel (born 27 August 1919). Notes: Married 1943, divorced 1976


  • Death, Cause unspecified 2 November 1983 in London (Age 75)
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Source Notes

Paul Wright quotes birth record


  • Vocation : Education : Teacher (Professor of Political Science)
  • Vocation : Law : Attorney (Barrister)
  • Vocation : Military : Other Military (Intelligence Operative)
  • Vocation : Politics : Other Politics (UK Government Advisor on Soviet Union)