Life of Hobbes in Context

Stuart England

King Charles I

1625 - 1649

Commonwealth of England

1649 - 1653

Protectorate under Oliver Cromwell

1653 - 1659

King Charles II

1660 - 1685

English Civil Wars

First Civil War

1642 - 1646

Second Civil War

1648 - 1649

Third Civil War

1649 - 1651

Key Historical Events

Life of Hobbes

Birth

04/05/1588

Circulates the "Elements of the Law"

1640

Exile in Paris

1640 - 1651

Publishes "De Cive"

1642

Publishes "Leviathan"

1651

Publishes "De Corpore"

1655

Publishes "De Homine"

1658

Publishes Latin "Leviathan"

1668

Death

12/04/1679

Philosophical Contemporaries

Bacon

1561 - 1626

Galileo

1564 - 1642

Descartes

3/31/1596 - 2/11/1650

Locke

1632 - 1704

Spinoza

1632 - 1677

Newton

1642 - 1727

Leibniz

7/1/1646 - 11/14/1716