François Quesnay

1694 - 1774

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François Quesnay (French: [fʁɑ̃swa kɛnɛ]; 4 June 1694 – 16 December 1774) was a French economist and physician of the Physiocratic school. He is known for publishing the "Tableau économique" (Economic Table) in 1758, which provided the foundations of the ideas of the Physiocrats. This was perhaps the first work attempting to describe the workings of the economy in an analytical way, and as such can be viewed as one of the first important contributions to economic thought. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of François Quesnay has received more than 367,317 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 44 in 2019). François Quesnay is the 11th most popular economist (up from 12th in 2019), the 238th most popular biography from France (up from 292nd in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Economist.

François Quesnay was a physician, economist, and one of the founders of the Physiocratic school of economics. He is most famous for his Tableau Économique, which was the first economic model to show the circular flow of income and expenditure between the three classes in society: the productive class, the unproductive class, and the government.

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Among economists, François Quesnay ranks 11 out of 315Before him are Thomas Robert Malthus, John Stuart Mill, Milton Friedman, Friedrich Hayek, Vilfredo Pareto, and Joseph Schumpeter. After him are Alfred Marshall, Hjalmar Schacht, Frédéric Passy, Philip Kotler, Ludwig von Mises, and Mario Draghi.

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Among people born in 1694, François Quesnay ranks 2Before him is Voltaire. After him are Yeongjo of Joseon, Francis Hutcheson, Charlotte Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, Leonardo Leo, Louis-Claude Daquin, Paul of the Cross, Georg Brandt, Hermann Samuel Reimarus, Theodore of Corsica, and Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield. Among people deceased in 1774, François Quesnay ranks 3Before him are Louis XV of France and Pope Clement XIV. After him are Charles Marie de La Condamine, Niccolò Jommelli, Robert Clive, Countess Palatine Caroline of Zweibrücken, Duke Anthony Ulrich of Brunswick, Jacques-François Blondel, Oliver Goldsmith, Countess Caroline of Nassau-Saarbrücken, and Florian Leopold Gassmann.

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In France

Among people born in France, François Quesnay ranks 238 out of 6,011Before him are François Boucher (1703), Madame du Barry (1743), Nicolas Léonard Sadi Carnot (1796), Honoré Daumier (1808), Gilles de Rais (1405), and Paul Signac (1863). After him are Georges Clemenceau (1841), Pope Clement IV (1190), Zinedine Zidane (1972), Jean Marais (1913), Margaret of Valois (1553), and Oscar I of Sweden (1799).

Among ECONOMISTS In France

Among economists born in France, François Quesnay ranks 2Before him are Vilfredo Pareto (1848). After him are Frédéric Passy (1822), Jean-Baptiste Say (1767), Anne Robert Jacques Turgot (1727), Léon Walras (1834), Dominique Strauss-Kahn (1949), Frédéric Bastiat (1801), Maurice Allais (1911), Jacques Delors (1925), Jean-Claude Trichet (1942), and Gérard Debreu (1921).