Alfred Marshall

1842 - 1924

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Alfred Marshall (26 July 1842 – 13 July 1924) was an English economist, and was one of the most influential economists of his time. His book Principles of Economics (1890) was the dominant economic textbook in England for many years. It brought the ideas of supply and demand, marginal utility, and costs of production into a coherent whole. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alfred Marshall has received more than 1,304,975 page views. His biography is available in 59 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 58 in 2019). Alfred Marshall is the 12th most popular economist, the 162nd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 151st in 2019) and the 6th most popular British Economist.

Alfred Marshall is most famous for his book, Principles of Economics, which is considered the first modern economics textbook.

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Over the past year Alfred Marshall has had the most page views in the with 144,757 views, followed by Spanish (50,700), and Russian (20,154). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Kannada (235.92%), Wu Chinese (71.98%), and Tatar (60.59%)


Among economists, Alfred Marshall ranks 12 out of 414Before him are John Stuart Mill, Friedrich Hayek, Milton Friedman, Vilfredo Pareto, Joseph Schumpeter, and Frédéric Passy. After him are François Quesnay, Ludwig von Mises, Klaus Schwab, John Law, Gunnar Myrdal, and Paul Samuelson.

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Among people born in 1842, Alfred Marshall ranks 6Before him are Abdul Hamid II, William James, Peter Kropotkin, Stéphane Mallarmé, and Jules Massenet. After him are Karl May, John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh, Dominic Savio, Josef Breuer, Camille Flammarion, and Paul Lafargue. Among people deceased in 1924, Alfred Marshall ranks 8Before him are Franz Kafka, Giacomo Puccini, Anatole France, Woodrow Wilson, Joseph Conrad, and Louis Sullivan. After him are Gabriel Fauré, Archduchess Marie Valerie of Austria, Carl Spitteler, Frances Hodgson Burnett, George Mallory, and Ferdinand Cheval.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Alfred Marshall ranks 162 out of 8,785Before him are Alfred Russel Wallace (1823), Joseph Priestley (1733), Catherine Parr (1512), Catherine Howard (1523), Thomas Young (1773), and J. K. Rowling (1965). After him are Francis Crick (1916), Saint Patrick (385), Edward V of England (1470), Princess Helena of the United Kingdom (1846), William Ramsay (1852), and Brian May (1947).

Among ECONOMISTS In United Kingdom

Among economists born in United Kingdom, Alfred Marshall ranks 6Before him are Adam Smith (1723), John Maynard Keynes (1883), David Ricardo (1772), Thomas Robert Malthus (1766), and John Stuart Mill (1806). After him are John Law (1671), William Petty (1623), Ronald Coase (1910), William Stanley Jevons (1835), John Hicks (1904), and Benjamin Graham (1894).