Henry George

1839 - 1897

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Henry George (September 2, 1839 – October 29, 1897) was an American political economist and journalist. His writing was immensely popular in 19th-century America and sparked several reform movements of the Progressive Era. He inspired the economic philosophy known as Georgism, the belief that people should own the value they produce themselves, but that the economic value of land (including natural resources) should belong equally to all members of society. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Henry George has received more than 1,217,345 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Henry George is the 191st most popular economist (down from 175th in 2019), the 2,971st most popular biography from United States (down from 2,877th in 2019) and the 61st most popular Economist.

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Among economists, Henry George ranks 191 out of 315Before him are Israel Kirzner, Eli Heckscher, Gustave de Molinari, Pierre Leroux, Lujo Brentano, and Paul Romer. After him are Chester Barnard, John A. Hobson, Roger Myerson, Paul Volcker, Raúl Prebisch, and Alvin E. Roth.

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Among people born in 1839, Henry George ranks 30Before him are Jamsetji Tata, Ivan Goremykin, Ahmed Muhtar Pasha, Princess Feodora of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, Takasugi Shinsaku, and Gaston Paris. After him are Nagakura Shinpachi, Joseph Oller, Hans Thoma, Hermann Levi, Béni Kállay, and Imre Steindl. Among people deceased in 1897, Henry George ranks 33Before him are Khurshidbanu Natavan, Minna Canth, Stanislas de Guaita, George Pullman, Fritz Müller, and Antonio Bazzini. After him are Léon Boëllmann, Panteleimon Kulish, Charles Boycott, Prince William of Baden, Charles-Denis Bourbaki, and Karol Mikuli.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Henry George ranks 2,971 out of 18,182Before him are Paul Romer (1955), George Lincoln Rockwell (1918), Ty Cobb (1886), Jim Hines (1946), Dennis Oppenheim (1938), and Babushka Lady (1930). After him are Horace Wells (1815), James Henry Breasted (1865), Duke Kahanamoku (1890), Johnny Carson (1925), Eddie Fisher (1928), and Joe Rosenthal (1911).

Among ECONOMISTS In United States

Among economists born in United States, Henry George ranks 61Before him are Paul Milgrom (1948), Peter Diamond (1940), Ben Bernanke (1953), Hyman Minsky (1919), Daniel Ellsberg (1931), and Paul Romer (1955). After him are Chester Barnard (1886), Roger Myerson (1951), Paul Volcker (1927), Alvin E. Roth (1951), Alvin Hansen (1887), and Lars Peter Hansen (1952).