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Eric Hobsbawm

AKA Eric John Ernest Hobsbawm

Born: 9-Jun-1917
Birthplace: Alexandria, Egypt
Died: 1-Oct-2012
Location of death: London, England [1]
Cause of death: Cancer - Leukemia

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Historian

Nationality: England
Executive summary: The Age of Revolution

Military service: Royal Engineers, Royal Army Educational Corps (WWII)


[1] Royal Free Hospital, London, England.

Father: Leopold Percy Obstbaum (d. 1929)
Mother: Nelly Grün (d. 1934)
Sister: Nancy
Wife: Muriel Seaman (m. 1943, div. 1951)
Son: Joshua ("Joss")
Wife: Marlene Schwarz (m. 1962, one daughter, one son)
Daughter: Julia (Hobsbawm Media and Marketing)
Son: Andrew ("Andy")

    High School: Prinz-Heinrich-Gymnasium, Berlin, Germany
    High School: St Marylebone Grammar School, London, England
    University:
PhD History, King's College, Cambridge University
    Fellow: King's College, Cambridge University
    Lecturer: History, Birkbeck College (1947-59)
    Lecturer: History, Reader, Birkbeck College (1959-70)
    Professor: History, Birkbeck College (197082)
    Professor: New School for Social Research (1984-97)
    Administrator: President, Birkbeck College, University of London

    Past & Present (journal) 1952
    American Academy of Arts and Sciences Foreign Honorary Member (1971)
    British Academy 1978
    Communist Party 1931
    Royal Society of Literature
    Companion of Honor 1998
    English Ancestry Paternal
    Polish Ancestry Paternal
    Russian Ancestry Paternal
    Austrian Ancestry Maternal
    Jewish Ancestry Both parents

Author of books:
Social Bandits and Primitive Rebels (1959, early labor history)
The Jazz Scene (1959, music, as Francis Newton)
The Age of Revolution 17891848 (1962, history)
The Age of Capital 1848-1875 (1975, history)
The Age of Empire 1875-1914 (1987, history)
The Age of Extremes (1994, history)
How to Change the World (2011, essays, on Marxism)


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