Bernard Mandeville

1670 - 1733

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Bernard Mandeville, or Bernard de Mandeville (; 15 November 1670 – 21 January 1733), was an Anglo-Dutch philosopher, political economist and satirist. Born in Rotterdam, Netherlands, he lived most of his life in England and used English for most of his published works. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bernard Mandeville has received more than 220,275 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Bernard Mandeville is the 40th most popular economist (up from 60th in 2019), the 73rd most popular biography from Netherlands (up from 89th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Dutch Economist.

Bernard Mandeville was a Dutch philosopher who was most famous for his book The Fable of the Bees. In it, he argued that private vices, like greed, envy, and vanity, are actually public virtues.

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Among economists, Bernard Mandeville ranks 40 out of 315Before him are Karl Polanyi, Léon Walras, Jan Tinbergen, Elinor Ostrom, Werner Sombart, and Oliver E. Williamson. After him are John Hicks, Gary Becker, Alexander Hamilton, Benjamin Graham, Thorstein Veblen, and Kenneth Arrow.

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Among people born in 1670, Bernard Mandeville ranks 2Before him is Augustus II the Strong. After him are Louis Auguste, Duke of Maine, Antonio Caldara, Countess Palatine Dorothea Sophie of Neuburg, Giovanni Bononcini, James FitzJames, 1st Duke of Berwick, John Toland, Danilo I, Metropolitan of Cetinje, Jean-Baptiste Dubos, Rajaram I, and Gustav, Duke of Zweibrücken. Among people deceased in 1733, Bernard Mandeville ranks 3Before him are Augustus II the Strong and François Couperin. After him are Georg Böhm, Tsarevna Catherine Ivanovna of Russia, Giovanni Girolamo Saccheri, Johann Jakob Scheuchzer, Eberhard Louis, Duke of Württemberg, John Christian, Count Palatine of Sulzbach, Pieter van der Aa, Jakob Hermann, and Henrietta Godolphin, 2nd Duchess of Marlborough.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Bernard Mandeville ranks 73 out of 1,209Before him are Rem Koolhaas (1944), Petrus Christus (1410), Sylvia Kristel (1952), William V, Prince of Orange (1748), Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange (1584), and William IV, Prince of Orange (1711). After him are Frits Zernike (1888), Gerard van Honthorst (1592), Saskia van Uylenburgh (1612), Hugo de Vries (1848), Cornelius Jansen (1585), and Menno Simons (1496).

Among ECONOMISTS In Netherlands

Among economists born in Netherlands, Bernard Mandeville ranks 2Before him are Jan Tinbergen (1903). After him are Tjalling Koopmans (1910) and Euclid Tsakalotos (1960).