James Mill

1773 - 1836

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James Mill (born James Milne; 6 April 1773 – 23 June 1836) was a Scottish historian, economist, political theorist and philosopher. He is counted among the founders of the Ricardian school of economics. He also wrote The History of British India (1817) and was one of the prominent historians to take a colonial approach. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of James Mill has received more than 696,939 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia. James Mill is the 79th most popular economist (down from 67th in 2019), the 734th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 629th in 2019) and the 14th most popular British Economist.

James Mill is most famous for his work with the utilitarianism philosophy. He also wrote a book called "The History of British India" which is a history of the British rule in India.

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Over the past year James Mill has had the most page views in the with 96,741 views, followed by Hindi (15,998), and Spanish (11,379). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Tagalog (70.18%), Tatar (64.63%), and Latin (58.12%)


Among economists, James Mill ranks 79 out of 414Before him are James Tobin, Henry Mintzberg, John Kenneth Galbraith, W. Edwards Deming, Eugen Dühring, and Reinhard Selten. After him are Jean-Claude Trichet, Thomas Mun, Franz Oppenheimer, Richard Thaler, Edmund Phelps, and Lawrence Klein.

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Among people born in 1773, James Mill ranks 9Before him are Thomas Young, Robert Brown, William Henry Harrison, Ludwig Tieck, Friedrich Mohs, and Aimé Bonpland. After him are Thérésa Tallien, Jean Charles Léonard de Sismondi, Louis I of Etruria, Giuseppe Acerbi, Henri Gatien Bertrand, and Amschel Mayer Rothschild. Among people deceased in 1836, James Mill ranks 14Before him are Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle, Davy Crockett, Marie-Anne Paulze Lavoisier, Maria Malibran, Claude-Louis Navier, and Nathan Mayer Rothschild. After him are Princess Wilhelmine of Baden, Anton Reicha, Christiaan Hendrik Persoon, Anthony of Saxony, Maria Cristina of Savoy, and Antoine Destutt de Tracy.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, James Mill ranks 734 out of 8,785Before him are Daniel Rutherford (1749), Deborah Kerr (1921), Patrick White (1912), John of Salisbury (1110), Jude Law (1972), and Alexander R. Todd (1907). After him are Ronald Fisher (1890), Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis (1738), Thomas Mun (1571), H. H. Asquith (1852), William John Macquorn Rankine (1820), and Percy Fawcett (1867).

Among ECONOMISTS In United Kingdom

Among economists born in United Kingdom, James Mill ranks 14Before him are William Petty (1623), Ronald Coase (1910), William Stanley Jevons (1835), John Hicks (1904), Benjamin Graham (1894), and Arthur Cecil Pigou (1877). After him are Thomas Mun (1571), Richard Stone (1913), Joan Robinson (1903), Harriet Martineau (1802), James Meade (1907), and Angus Deaton (1945).