Thinker of The Week: Thomas Hobbes


Full Name: Thomas Hobbes

Born: 1588

Died: 1679

Hometown: Wiltshire, England

Fave Subjects: Power, How to Get Along With Others, How to Be Good, History, Science, Math

Career Highlights: 

  • took a long time to finish school, but travelled all over Europe
  • tutored Charles II, Prince of Wales
  • survive a civil war and wrote books about how a country should be won
  • Met many famous people of his time, including Ben Jonson, Francis Bacon and Galileo

Big Question:

Is it better to be free, or to be safe ?

Got a little thinker who asks questions about power, justice, and leadership, just like our friend Mr. Hobbes did? Check out “Who’s the Boss”, part of our ThinkAboutIt series for kids!