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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. He was 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 1,916,129 page views. His biography is available in 80 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 78 in 2019). David Ricardo is the 4th most popular economist (up from 6th in 2019), the 49th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 60th in 2019) and the 3rd 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, David Ricardo ranks 4 out of 315Before him are Adam Smith, Karl Marx, and John Maynard Keynes. After him are Thomas Robert Malthus, John Stuart Mill, Milton Friedman, Friedrich Hayek, Vilfredo Pareto, Joseph Schumpeter, François Quesnay, and Alfred Marshall.

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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, Ram Mohan Roy, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Fath-Ali Shah Qajar, Nachman of Breslov, Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 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, Giovanni Battista Belzoni, Ann Radcliffe, André-Jacques Garnerin, Charles François Dumouriez, Abraham-Louis Breguet, and Edmund Cartwright.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, David Ricardo ranks 49 out of 7,765Before him are James Clerk Maxwell (1831), Bertrand Russell (1872), Sean Connery (1930), Francis Drake (1540), Daniel Defoe (1660), and Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother (1900). After him are Charles, Prince of Wales (1948), John Major (1943), Oliver Cromwell (1599), Thomas Robert Malthus (1766), Alfred the Great (849), and Cecil Rhodes (1853).

Among ECONOMISTS In United Kingdom

Among economists born in United Kingdom, David Ricardo ranks 3Before him are Adam Smith (1723) and John Maynard Keynes (1883). After him are Thomas Robert Malthus (1766), John Stuart Mill (1806), Alfred Marshall (1842), John Law (1671), William Petty (1623), Ronald Coase (1910), Benjamin Graham (1894), John Hicks (1904), and William Stanley Jevons (1835).