Michael Oakeshott London, UK, 1901 - London, UK, 1990
English philosopher, particularly interested in political thought, philosophy of history, education, religion and aesthetics, Oakeshott was born into a family connected with the London intellectual circles. He studied history at Caius College, Cambridge, where his work as a teacher began. Early on he was more interested in the philosophical problems in historical studies. Appalled by the drop in political extremism in Europe suffered the 1930s, his lectures from this period show the intense dislike that caused National Socialism, but also strong opposition to Marxism, at the time, was popular among some of his colleagues who taught at Cambridge. He enlisted in the British Army in 1941, and remained in the ranks until 1945 returned to Cambridge, and in 1947 joined the Nuffield College, Oxford and then became a professor of political science at the London School of Economics, which taught until his retirement in 1969.