Leo Strauss Kirchhain, Germany, 1899 - Annapolis, United States, 1973
He received his doctorate in Hamburg, under the direction of Ernst Cassirer. Escaping the Nazis, he moved to the United States in 1938, where he taught political science and philosophy at the New School for Social Research. He taught political philosophy since 1949 at the University of Chicago. Contentious and controversial, his work is undoubtedly one of the greatest contributions to political philosophy in the twentieth century.