John Maynard Keynes

1883 - 1946

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John Maynard Keynes, 1st Baron Keynes, ( KAYNZ; 5 June 1883 – 21 April 1946), was an English economist and philosopher whose ideas fundamentally changed the theory and practice of macroeconomics and the economic policies of governments. Originally trained in mathematics, he built on and greatly refined earlier work on the causes of business cycles. One of the most influential economists of the 20th century, he produced writings that are the basis for the school of thought known as Keynesian economics, and its various offshoots. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Maynard Keynes has received more than 6,459,011 page views. His biography is available in 129 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 123 in 2019). John Maynard Keynes is the 3rd most popular economist, the 39th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 29th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular British Economist.

John Maynard Keynes is most famous for his work on macroeconomics. He believed that the government should take a more active role in managing the economy, which is why he is often called a "Keynesian."

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Among economists, John Maynard Keynes ranks 3 out of 414Before him are Adam Smith, and Karl Marx. After him are David Ricardo, Thomas Robert Malthus, John Stuart Mill, Friedrich Hayek, Milton Friedman, Vilfredo Pareto, Joseph Schumpeter, Frédéric Passy, and Alfred Marshall.

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Among people born in 1883, John Maynard Keynes ranks 3Before him are Benito Mussolini, and Franz Kafka. After him are Coco Chanel, Karl Jaspers, Walter Gropius, Joseph Schumpeter, Khalil Gibran, Anton Webern, Jaroslav Hašek, Nikos Kazantzakis, and Lev Kamenev. Among people deceased in 1946, John Maynard Keynes ranks 1After him are Hermann Göring, Wilhelm Keitel, Joachim von Ribbentrop, H. G. Wells, Alfred Rosenberg, Alfred Jodl, Ernst Kaltenbrunner, Hans Frank, Ion Antonescu, Arthur Seyss-Inquart, and Mikhail Kalinin.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, John Maynard Keynes ranks 39 out of 8,785Before him are James Prescott Joule (1818), Alexander Graham Bell (1847), Jane Austen (1775), Robert Hooke (1635), David Hume (1711), and Mary I of England (1516). After him are Alfred Hitchcock (1899), John Lennon (1940), John Major (1943), John Dalton (1766), Bertrand Russell (1872), and Arthur Conan Doyle (1859).

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Among economists born in United Kingdom, John Maynard Keynes ranks 2Before him are Adam Smith (1723). After him are David Ricardo (1772), Thomas Robert Malthus (1766), John Stuart Mill (1806), Alfred Marshall (1842), John Law (1671), William Petty (1623), Ronald Coase (1910), William Stanley Jevons (1835), John Hicks (1904), and Benjamin Graham (1894).