Adam Smith

1723 - 1790

Adam Smith

Adam Smith (c. 16 June [O.S. c. 5 June] 1723 – 17 July 1790) was a British economist, philosopher, and author born in Scotland, as well as a moral philosopher, a pioneer of political economy, and a key figure during the Scottish Enlightenment, also known as ''The Father of Economics'' or ''The Father of Capitalism''. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Adam Smith has received more than 6,165,368 page views. His biography is available in 142 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 2nd most popular economist.

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Among economists, Adam Smith ranks 2 out of 288Before him are Karl Marx. After him are John Maynard Keynes, David Ricardo, John Stuart Mill, Thomas Robert Malthus, Friedrich Hayek, Milton Friedman, Vilfredo Pareto, Joseph Schumpeter, Alfred Marshall, and Hjalmar Schacht.

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Among people born in 1723, Adam Smith ranks 1After him are Baron d'Holbach, Frederick V of Denmark, Joshua Reynolds, Giovanni Antonio Scopoli, Carl Friedrich Abel, Adam Ferguson, Johann Bernhard Basedow, Anna Amalia, Abbess of Quedlinburg, Jean-François Marmontel, Nicole-Reine Lepaute, and Tobias Mayer. Among people deceased in 1790, Adam Smith ranks 1After him are Benjamin Franklin, Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor, Ernst Gideon von Laudon, Duchess Elisabeth of Württemberg, Nikolaus I, Prince Esterházy, Louis IX, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt, Johann Bernhard Basedow, William Cullen, András Hadik, Jacob Christian Schäffer, and Johann II Bernoulli.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Adam Smith ranks 5 out of 5,347Before him are Isaac Newton (1643), William Shakespeare (1564), Charles Darwin (1809), and Elizabeth II (1926). After him are Elizabeth I of England (1533), Charlie Chaplin (1889), Francis Bacon (1561), Winston Churchill (1874), John Locke (1632), Stephen Hawking (1942), and James Watt (1736).

Among ECONOMISTS In United Kingdom

Among economists born in United Kingdom, Adam Smith ranks 1After him are John Maynard Keynes (1883), David Ricardo (1772), John Stuart Mill (1806), Thomas Robert Malthus (1766), Alfred Marshall (1842), John Law (1671), William Petty (1623), Ronald Coase (1910), John Hicks (1904), Benjamin Graham (1894), and William Stanley Jevons (1835).