Enlightenment Philosophers

Thomas Hobbes

What he believed in

Hobbes believed that only a strong monarch can maintain law and order.He defended in royal absolutism but did not believed that the king's power came from God.He believed it came from the people.

Quick Bio

Thomas Hobbes, born in Westport, England, on April 5, 1588, was known for his views on how humans could thrive in harmony while avoiding the perils and fear of societal conflict Hobbes Uncle, a tradesman and alderman, provided for Hobbes' education. Already an excellent student of classical languages, at age 14 Hobbes went to Magdalen Hall in Oxford to study.He then left Oxford in 1608 and became the private tutor for William Cavendish, the eldest son of Lord Cavendish of Hardwick. In 1610, Hobbes traveled with William to France, Italy and Germany, where he met other leading scholars of the day, such as Francis Bacon and Ben Jonson.

Famous Quote

"It is not wisdom but authority that makes a Law" by Thomas Hobbes

This quote is saying that laws are not created due to wisdom but due to the authority a person have over the people.

Thomas Hobbes Best Friends

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Kim Jong-un

This person had complete power in North Korea. He was able to maintain North Korea in a stable matter just as Thomas Hobbes said a good leader will.
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Vladimir Putin

A president from Russia he was able to maintain law and order for 8 years a leader that represent Thomas Hobbes description of a person that can keep everything in order.