J. G. A. Pocock

John Greville Agard Pocock ONZM (/ˈpɒkɒk/; born 7 March 1924) is a historian of political thought from New Zealand. He is especially known for his studies of republicanism in the early modern period (mostly in Europe, Britain, and America), his work on the history of English common law, his treatment of Edward Gibbon and other Enlightenment historians, and, in historical method, for his contributions to the history of political discourse.

J. G. A. Pocock

John Greville Agard Pocock

(1924-03-07) 7 March 1924 (age 97)
London, England
NationalityNew Zealand
Academic background
Alma mater
Doctoral advisorSir Herbert Butterfield
Academic work
School or traditionCambridge School
Notable worksThe Machiavellian Moment (1975)

Born in England, Pocock spent most of his early life in New Zealand. He moved to the United States in 1966, where since 1975 he has been a tenured professor at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.