Leonard Sidney Woolf (1880-1969) was born in London (England). A man of letters, a publisher and a journalist, he founded in 1917, together with his wife, Virginia Woolf, the Hogarth Press publishing house. The couple was among the founders of the Bloomsbury Group. He studied at Cambridge and worked overseas (Sri Lanka, then Ceylon) as a public servant (1905-1911). He published books on political theory as well as his autobiography.