Eric Hobsbawm

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Eric Hobsbawm
Hobsbawm in 2011
BornEric John Ernest Hobsbawm
9 June 1917
Alexandria, Sultanate of Egypt
Died1 October 2012 (aged 95)
London
OccupationHistorian, social theorist and author
CitizenshipBritish
Alma materKing's College, Cambridge University
GenresWorld history, Western history
Spouse(s)Muriel Seaman (1943–1951);
Marlene Schwartz
ChildrenJoshua Bennathan, Julia and Andy Hobsbawm


Eric John Ernest Hobsbawm, CH, FBA, FRSL (/ˈhɒbz.bɔːm/; 9 June 1917 – 1 October 2012) was a British Marxist historian. He worked on the rise of industrial capitalism, socialism, and nationalism. His best-known works include his trilogy about what he called the "long 19th century" (The Age of Revolution: Europe 1789–1848, The Age of Capital: 1848–1875 and The Age of Empire: 1875–1914), The Age of Extremes.

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