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David Ricardo

1772 - 1823

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David Ricardo (18 April 1772 – 11 September 1823) was a British political economist, one of the most influential of the classical economists along with Thomas Malthus, Adam Smith and James Mill. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of David Ricardo has received more than 1,815,628 page views. His biography is available in 78 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 73 in 2019). David Ricardo is the 6th most popular economist (down from 4th in 2019), the 60th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 52nd in 2019) and the 5th most popular British Economist.

David Ricardo is most famous for his theory of comparative advantage. This theory states that countries should produce goods in which they have a comparative advantage, and trade for goods in which they have a comparative disadvantage.

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Among ECONOMISTS

Among economists, David Ricardo ranks 6 out of 315Before him are Karl Marx, Adam Smith, John Maynard Keynes, Thomas Robert Malthus, and John Stuart Mill. After him are Milton Friedman, Friedrich Hayek, Vilfredo Pareto, Joseph Schumpeter, Alfred Marshall, and François Quesnay.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1772, David Ricardo ranks 1After him are Novalis, Charles Fourier, William I of the Netherlands, Friedrich Schlegel, Maria Theresa of Naples and Sicily, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Ram Mohan Roy, Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, Nachman of Breslov, Fath-Ali Shah Qajar, and Louis Antoine, Duke of Enghien. Among people deceased in 1823, David Ricardo ranks 2Before him is Edward Jenner. After him are Pope Pius VII, Louis-Nicolas Davout, Lazare Carnot, Jacques Charles, Edmund Cartwright, Ann Radcliffe, Giovanni Battista Belzoni, Charles François Dumouriez, Abraham-Louis Breguet, and André-Jacques Garnerin.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, David Ricardo ranks 60 out of 6,924Before him are Lewis Carroll (1832), Oliver Cromwell (1599), Virginia Woolf (1882), John Stuart Mill (1806), Richard Burton (1925), and Charles, Prince of Wales (1948). After him are Edward VI of England (1537), George VI (1895), Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon (1930), Henry VII of England (1457), Mary Shelley (1797), and Paul McCartney (1942).

Among ECONOMISTS In United Kingdom

Among economists born in United Kingdom, David Ricardo ranks 5Before him are Adam Smith (1723), John Maynard Keynes (1883), Thomas Robert Malthus (1766), and John Stuart Mill (1806). After him are Alfred Marshall (1842), John Law (1671), William Petty (1623), Ronald Coase (1910), John Hicks (1904), Benjamin Graham (1894), and William Stanley Jevons (1835).