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Thomas Mun

1571 - 1641

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Sir Thomas Mun (17 June 1571 – 21 July 1641) was an English writer on economics and is often referred to as the last of the early mercantilists. Most notably, he is known for serving as the director of the East India Company. Due to his strong belief in the state and his prior experience as a merchant, Mun took on a prominent role during the economic depression which began in 1620. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Thomas Mun has received more than 124,081 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Thomas Mun is the 84th most popular economist (up from 87th in 2019), the 726th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 792nd in 2019) and the 15th most popular British Economist.

Thomas Malthus was a British scholar who is most famous for his essay "An Essay on the Principle of Population" which argued that population growth would outpace the food supply, leading to famine and starvation.

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Among economists, Thomas Mun ranks 84 out of 315Before him are Murray Rothbard, Charles Cooley, Gottfried Feder, Richard Thaler, Arthur Cecil Pigou, and Harry Markowitz. After him are Leonid Hurwicz, Edmund Phelps, Cornelius Castoriadis, Gérard Debreu, Richard Stone, and Paul Krugman.

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Among people born in 1571, Thomas Mun ranks 8Before him are Caravaggio, Abbas the Great, Hasekura Tsunenaga, Michael Praetorius, Emperor Go-Yōzei, and Mulla Sadra. After him are Frederick de Houtman, Ferdinand, Prince of Asturias, Willem Blaeu, Charles, Duke of Guise, Pietro Aldobrandini, and Salomon de Brosse. Among people deceased in 1641, Thomas Mun ranks 5Before him are Anthony van Dyck, Gwanghaegun of Joseon, Domenichino, and Cardinal-Infante Ferdinand of Austria. After him are Jane Frances de Chantal, George, Duke of Brunswick-Calenberg, Maximilien de Béthune, Duke of Sully, Jan Janszoon, Jeremiah Horrocks, Johan Banér, and Hedwig of Denmark.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Thomas Mun ranks 726 out of 7,765Before him are Willibrord (658), John Paul Jones (1946), Ian Paice (1948), Benjamin Hornigold (1680), Wilkie Collins (1824), and Nevill Francis Mott (1905). After him are Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire (1757), James Hepburn, 4th Earl of Bothwell (1534), Robert III of Scotland (1330), Godfrey Hounsfield (1919), Gordon Brown (1951), and Benedict Cumberbatch (1976).

Among ECONOMISTS In United Kingdom

Among economists born in United Kingdom, Thomas Mun ranks 15Before him are Ronald Coase (1910), Benjamin Graham (1894), John Hicks (1904), William Stanley Jevons (1835), James Mill (1773), and Arthur Cecil Pigou (1877). After him are Richard Stone (1913), James Meade (1907), Clive Granger (1934), Joan Robinson (1903), Angus Deaton (1945), and James Mirrlees (1936).