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Joseph Schumpeter

1883 - 1950

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Joseph Alois Schumpeter (German: [ˈʃʊmpeːtɐ]; February 8, 1883 – January 8, 1950) was an Austrian political economist. He served briefly as Finance Minister of Austria in 1919. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joseph Schumpeter has received more than 2,064,320 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 52 in 2019). Joseph Schumpeter is the 10th most popular economist, the 19th most popular biography from Czechia (down from 17th in 2019) and the most popular Czech Economist.

Joseph Schumpeter is most famous for his theory of "creative destruction," which is a process of constant innovation that leads to the destruction of old industries and the creation of new ones.

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Among economists, Joseph Schumpeter ranks 10 out of 315Before him are David Ricardo, Thomas Robert Malthus, John Stuart Mill, Milton Friedman, Friedrich Hayek, and Vilfredo Pareto. After him are François Quesnay, Alfred Marshall, Hjalmar Schacht, Frédéric Passy, Philip Kotler, and Ludwig von Mises.

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Among people born in 1883, Joseph Schumpeter ranks 8Before him are Franz Kafka, Coco Chanel, John Maynard Keynes, Karl Jaspers, Walter Gropius, and Khalil Gibran. After him are Anton Webern, Nikos Kazantzakis, Jaroslav Hašek, Lev Kamenev, José Ortega y Gasset, and Clement Attlee. Among people deceased in 1950, Joseph Schumpeter ranks 3Before him are George Orwell and George Bernard Shaw. After him are Gustaf V of Sweden, Vaslav Nijinsky, Johannes V. Jensen, Gustav Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach, Albert Lebrun, Léon Blum, Marcel Mauss, Willis Carrier, and Vallabhbhai Patel.

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In Czechia

Among people born in Czechia, Joseph Schumpeter ranks 19 out of 973Before him are Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor (1316), Ferdinand Porsche (1875), Miloš Forman (1932), Alphonse Mucha (1860), Karel Čapek (1890), and John of Nepomuk (1350). After him are Ernst Mach (1838), Albrecht von Wallenstein (1583), Wilhelm Steinitz (1836), Arthur Seyss-Inquart (1892), Joseph Radetzky von Radetz (1766), and Miloš Zeman (1944).

Among ECONOMISTS In Czechia

Among economists born in Czechia, Joseph Schumpeter ranks 1After him are Eugen Böhm von Bawerk (1851).