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Hermann Heinrich Gossen

1810 - 1858

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Hermann Heinrich Gossen (7 September 1810 – 13 February 1858) was a German economist who is often regarded as the first to elaborate, in detail, a general theory of marginal utility. Prior to Gossen, a number of economic theorists, including Gabriel Cramer, Daniel Bernoulli, William Forster Lloyd, Nassau William Senior, and Jules Dupuit had employed or asserted the significance of some notion of marginal utility. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hermann Heinrich Gossen has received more than 101,267 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Hermann Heinrich Gossen is the 93rd most popular economist (up from 115th in 2019), the 1,029th most popular biography from Germany (up from 1,287th in 2019) and the 9th most popular German Economist.

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Among economists, Hermann Heinrich Gossen ranks 93 out of 315Before him are Cornelius Castoriadis, Gérard Debreu, Richard Stone, Paul Krugman, Eugen Dühring, and Lawrence Klein. After him are Merton Miller, George Akerlof, János Kornai, Richard Cantillon, Douglas McGregor, and Friedrich von Wieser.

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Among people born in 1810, Hermann Heinrich Gossen ranks 15Before him are Éliphas Lévi, Ferdinand Philippe, Duke of Orléans, Alexandre Colonna-Walewski, Princess Marianne of the Netherlands, Nikolay Pirogov, and Otto Nicolai. After him are Ernst Kummer, Elizabeth Gaskell, Auguste, Duke of Leuchtenberg, Henri Victor Regnault, Karl Richard Lepsius, and Francesco Maria Piave. Among people deceased in 1858, Hermann Heinrich Gossen ranks 12Before him are Karl Thomas Mozart, Matthew C. Perry, John Snow, Anton Diabelli, Johannes Peter Müller, and Dred Scott. After him are Coenraad Jacob Temminck, Aimé Bonpland, Ary Scheffer, Princess Margaretha of Saxony, Duchess Helene of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, and Alexander Andreyevich Ivanov.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Hermann Heinrich Gossen ranks 1,029 out of 6,142Before him are Albert I, Duke of Bavaria (1336), Joachim Frank (1940), Princess Juliane of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld (1781), Manfred Rommel (1928), Wilhelmine of Prussia, Margravine of Brandenburg-Bayreuth (1709), and Infanta Maria Antonia of Portugal (1862). After him are Frederick IV, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp (1671), Klaus Fuchs (1911), Adelaide of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg (1831), Ernst Barlach (1870), Maximilian, Hereditary Prince of Saxony (1759), and Stefan Lochner (1410).

Among ECONOMISTS In Germany

Among economists born in Germany, Hermann Heinrich Gossen ranks 9Before him are Wassily Leontief (1906), Friedrich List (1789), Werner Sombart (1863), Johann Heinrich von Thünen (1783), Gottfried Feder (1883), and Eugen Dühring (1833). After him are Alfred Weber (1868), Lorenz von Stein (1815), Oskar Morgenstern (1902), Adolph Wagner (1835), Franz Oppenheimer (1864), and Ernest Mandel (1923).