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 115,462 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Thomas Mun is the 87th most popular economist (up from 98th in 2019), the 792nd most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 821st 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 87 out of 315Before him are Edmund Phelps, John Harsanyi, Silvio Gesell, Gottfried Feder, W. Arthur Lewis, and Eugen Dühring. After him are Jean-Claude Trichet, Leonid Hurwicz, Vernon L. Smith, Mario Draghi, Clara Ponsatí, and Douglas McGregor.

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Among people born in 1571, Thomas Mun ranks 8Before him are Johannes Kepler, Abbas the Great, Hasekura Tsunenaga, Michael Praetorius, Mulla Sadra, and Emperor Go-Yōzei. After him are Frederick de Houtman, Willem Blaeu, Ferdinand, Prince of Asturias, Salomon de Brosse, and Pietro Aldobrandini. 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 George, Duke of Brunswick-Calenberg, Jane Frances de Chantal, Maximilien de Béthune, Duke of Sully, Johan Banér, Franciscus Gomarus, Pau Claris i Casademunt, and Adam van Noort.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Thomas Mun ranks 792 out of 6,924Before him are John Major (1943), P. D. James (1920), Rosamunde Pilcher (1924), Honor Blackman (1925), Henry Tingle Wilde (1872), and Danny Boyle (1956). After him are Ian Curtis (1956), Tilda Swinton (1960), Tom Hardy (1977), Patrick Blackett (1897), David McCallum (1933), and David Cameron (1966).

Among ECONOMISTS In United Kingdom

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