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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 1,151,914 page views. His biography is available in 58 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 54 in 2019). Alfred Marshall is the 12th most popular economist (down from 11th in 2019), the 151st most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 163rd 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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Among economists, Alfred Marshall ranks 12 out of 315Before him are John Stuart Mill, Milton Friedman, Friedrich Hayek, Vilfredo Pareto, Joseph Schumpeter, and François Quesnay. After him are Hjalmar Schacht, Frédéric Passy, Philip Kotler, Ludwig von Mises, Mario Draghi, and Jean-Baptiste Say.

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Among people born in 1842, Alfred Marshall ranks 4Before him are Abdul Hamid II, William James, and Peter Kropotkin. After him are Stéphane Mallarmé, Jules Massenet, John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh, Karl May, Dominic Savio, Josef Breuer, Camille Flammarion, and Paul Lafargue. Among people deceased in 1924, Alfred Marshall ranks 7Before him are Vladimir Lenin, Franz Kafka, Giacomo Puccini, Woodrow Wilson, Anatole France, and Joseph Conrad. After him are Louis Sullivan, Gabriel Fauré, Carl Spitteler, Archduchess Marie Valerie of Austria, Frances Hodgson Burnett, and George Mallory.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Alfred Marshall ranks 151 out of 7,765Before him are George Harrison (1943), Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom (1857), George IV of the United Kingdom (1762), Ada Lovelace (1815), Catherine Parr (1512), and Ian Fleming (1908). After him are John Logie Baird (1888), Henry IV of England (1367), Thomas Young (1773), James Chadwick (1891), Ringo Starr (1940), and Anne, Queen of Great Britain (1665).

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), Benjamin Graham (1894), John Hicks (1904), and William Stanley Jevons (1835).