Harriet Martineau

1802 - 1876

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Harriet Martineau (; 12 June 1802 – 27 June 1876) was an English social theorist often seen as the first female sociologist. She wrote from a sociological, holistic, religious and feminine angle, translated works by Auguste Comte, and rarely for a woman writer at the time, earned enough to support herself. The young Princess Victoria enjoyed her work and invited her to her 1838 coronation. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Harriet Martineau has received more than 551,357 page views. Her biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Harriet Martineau is the 195th most popular economist (up from 211th in 2019), the 2,053rd most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 2,137th in 2019) and the 29th most popular British Economist.

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Among economists, Harriet Martineau ranks 195 out of 315Before her are David D. Friedman, Adam Müller, Hernando de Soto Polar, Henry Hazlitt, Paul Volcker, and E. F. Schumacher. After her are Stanley Fischer, William Baumol, Peter Senge, Roger Myerson, Wilhelm Röpke, and Eugen Slutsky.

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Among people born in 1802, Harriet Martineau ranks 30Before her are Carl Ritter von Ghega, Arnold Ruge, Johann Friedrich von Brandt, Frederick William, Elector of Hesse, Leopold Fitzinger, and Mariano Arista. After her are Paul-Émile Botta, Robert Chambers, Cesare Pugni, Niccolò Tommaseo, August Friedrich Pott, and Edwin Landseer. Among people deceased in 1876, Harriet Martineau ranks 31Before her are Juan Pablo Duarte, Giacomo Antonelli, Adolphe-Théodore Brongniart, Infanta Isabel Maria of Braganza, Aleksander Fredro, and Karl Eichwald. After her are Philipp Mainländer, Joseph Jenkins Roberts, George Smith, Manuel Blanco Encalada, Adolph Tidemand, and Friedrich von Berchtold.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Harriet Martineau ranks 2,053 out of 6,924Before her are Thomas Bradwardine (1300), John Pell (1611), Christopher Robin Milne (1920), E. Nesbit (1858), Charles Boycott (1832), and John of Eltham, Earl of Cornwall (1316). After her are Sylvester McCoy (1943), Ray Winstone (1957), Gilbert Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound, 1st Earl of Minto (1751), Thor Vilhjálmsson (1925), Cecil Beaton (1904), and Roy Salvadori (1922).

Among ECONOMISTS In United Kingdom

Among economists born in United Kingdom, Harriet Martineau ranks 29Before her are Henry Sidgwick (1838), Israel Kirzner (1930), John A. Hobson (1858), Sidney Webb, 1st Baron Passfield (1859), Lionel Robbins (1898), and Oliver Hart (1948). After her are Roy Harrod (1900), Harold Laski (1893), Maurice Dobb (1900), Nassau William Senior (1790), Tony Atkinson (1944), and Beatrice Webb (1858).