John Law

1671 - 1729

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John Law (pronounced [lɑs] in French in the traditional approximation of Laws, the colloquial Scottish form of the name; baptised 21 April 1671 – 21 March 1729) was a Scottish economist who distinguished money, a means of exchange, from national wealth dependent on trade. He served as Controller General of Finances under the Duke of Orleans, who was regent for the juvenile Louis XV of France. In 1716, Law set up a private Banque Générale in France. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Law has received more than 33,654 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). John Law is the 22nd most popular economist (down from 15th in 2019), the 241st most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 227th in 2019) and the 7th most popular Economist.

John Law was a Scottish economist who was most famous for his economic theories and the establishment of the Banque Royale in France.

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Among economists, John Law ranks 22 out of 315Before him are Ludwig von Mises, Mario Draghi, Jean-Baptiste Say, Paul Samuelson, Henri Fayol, and Amartya Sen. After him are Michael Porter, Joseph Stiglitz, Herbert A. Simon, Simon Kuznets, Anne Robert Jacques Turgot, and William Petty.

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Among people born in 1671, John Law ranks 2Before him is Tomaso Albinoni. After him are Frederick IV of Denmark, Gian Gastone de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, Christiane Eberhardine of Brandenburg-Bayreuth, Rob Roy MacGregor, Frederick IV, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp, Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 3rd Earl of Shaftesbury, Princess Christine Louise of Oettingen-Oettingen, Nizam-ul-Mulk, Asaf Jah I, Louis Rudolph, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg, and Johann Christoph Bach. Among people deceased in 1729, John Law ranks 2Before him is Thomas Newcomen. After him are Leopold, Duke of Lorraine, Jacob Roggeveen, Jean Meslier, Alexander Danilovich Menshikov, Élisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre, John Ernest IV, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, Johann David Heinichen, William Congreve, John William III, Duke of Saxe-Eisenach, and Samuel Clarke.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John Law ranks 241 out of 7,765Before him are Lemmy (1945), Roger Penrose (1931), Harold Wilson (1916), Edward Burnett Tylor (1832), William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin (1824), and John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh (1842). After him are Ken Loach (1936), Alexander Selkirk (1676), Clement Attlee (1883), James George Frazer (1854), David Gilmour (1946), and Bobby Charlton (1937).

Among ECONOMISTS In United Kingdom

Among economists born in United Kingdom, John Law ranks 7Before him are Adam Smith (1723), John Maynard Keynes (1883), David Ricardo (1772), Thomas Robert Malthus (1766), John Stuart Mill (1806), and Alfred Marshall (1842). After him are William Petty (1623), Ronald Coase (1910), Benjamin Graham (1894), John Hicks (1904), William Stanley Jevons (1835), and James Mill (1773).