Léon Walras

1834 - 1910

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Marie-Esprit-Léon Walras (French: [valʁas]; 16 December 1834 – 5 January 1910) was a French mathematical economist and Georgist. He formulated the marginal theory of value (independently of William Stanley Jevons and Carl Menger) and pioneered the development of general equilibrium theory. Walras is best known for his book Éléments d'économie politique pure, a work that has contributed greatly to the mathematization of economics through the concept of general equilibrium. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Léon Walras has received more than 350,980 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Léon Walras is the 35th most popular economist, the 553rd most popular biography from France (up from 582nd in 2019) and the 6th most popular Economist.

Léon Walras is most famous for his work in the field of economics. He is known for being the first person to develop a mathematical model of the economy as a whole.

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Among economists, Léon Walras ranks 35 out of 315Before him are Carl Menger, Barack Obama Sr., Klaus Schwab, Alexander Hamilton, Ronald Coase, and Gunnar Myrdal. After him are Karl Polanyi, Benjamin Graham, Elinor Ostrom, Wassily Leontief, Ragnar Frisch, and Thorstein Veblen.

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Among people born in 1834, Léon Walras ranks 8Before him are Edgar Degas, Ernst Haeckel, Gottlieb Daimler, John Venn, William Morris, and Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi. After him are Duchess Helene in Bavaria, August Weismann, Amilcare Ponchielli, James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Charles Spurgeon, and Vasily Perov. Among people deceased in 1910, Léon Walras ranks 14Before him are Henri Rousseau, Nadar, O. Henry, Mily Balakirev, Marius Petipa, and Luigi Lucheni. After him are Chulalongkorn, Johann Gottfried Galle, Giovanni Schiaparelli, Huo Yuanjia, Elizabeth Blackwell, and Pauline Viardot.

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In France

Among people born in France, Léon Walras ranks 553 out of 6,011Before him are Elisa Bonaparte (1777), René Laennec (1781), Johnny Hallyday (1943), Maurice de Vlaminck (1876), Pérotin (1160), and Amadeus VIII, Duke of Savoy (1383). After him are Theuderic I (485), René Guénon (1886), Luc Besson (1959), Childebert I (497), Antipope Clement VII (1342), and Johann Heinrich Lambert (1728).

Among ECONOMISTS In France

Among economists born in France, Léon Walras ranks 6Before him are Vilfredo Pareto (1848), François Quesnay (1694), Frédéric Passy (1822), Jean-Baptiste Say (1767), and Anne Robert Jacques Turgot (1727). After him are Dominique Strauss-Kahn (1949), Frédéric Bastiat (1801), Maurice Allais (1911), Jacques Delors (1925), Jean-Claude Trichet (1942), and Gérard Debreu (1921).