William Stanley Jevons

1835 - 1882

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William Stanley Jevons (; 1 September 1835 – 13 August 1882) was an English economist and logician. Irving Fisher described Jevons's book A General Mathematical Theory of Political Economy (1862) as the start of the mathematical method in economics. It made the case that economics, as a science concerned with quantities, is necessarily mathematical. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Stanley Jevons has received more than 450,181 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). William Stanley Jevons is the 48th most popular economist (up from 61st in 2019), the 502nd most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 579th in 2019) and the 10th most popular British Economist.

William Stanley Jevons is most famous for his work in the field of economics. He was one of the first economists to use mathematics to analyze economic problems.

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Over the past year William Stanley Jevons has had the most page views in the with 48,020 views, followed by Spanish (15,394), and French (7,850). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Kannada (61.28%), Latvian (54.52%), and Esperanto (51.63%)


Among economists, William Stanley Jevons ranks 48 out of 414Before him are Ronald Coase, Friedrich List, Paul Krugman, Bernard Mandeville, Gary Becker, and Eugen Böhm von Bawerk. After him are Murray Rothbard, John Hicks, Thorstein Veblen, Tansu Çiller, Werner Sombart, and Bertil Ohlin.

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Among people born in 1835, William Stanley Jevons ranks 14Before him are Andrew Carnegie, César Cui, Samuel Butler, Giovanni Schiaparelli, Henryk Wieniawski, and Giosuè Carducci. After him are Fukuzawa Yukichi, Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, Josef Stefan, Eduard Strauss, Demetrius Vikelas, and Nikolai Rubinstein. Among people deceased in 1882, William Stanley Jevons ranks 10Before him are Ralph Waldo Emerson, Arthur de Gobineau, Theodor Schwann, Jesse James, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, and Bruno Bauer. After him are Francesco Hayez, Léon Gambetta, Louis Blanc, Joseph Liouville, Mary Todd Lincoln, and Ignacy Łukasiewicz.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, William Stanley Jevons ranks 502 out of 8,785Before him are James I of Scotland (1394), Richard Branson (1950), James IV of Scotland (1473), John Couch Adams (1819), Patrick Stewart (1940), and Ian McEwan (1948). After him are Gordon Brown (1951), Cyril Norman Hinshelwood (1897), Richard Laurence Millington Synge (1914), Jim Clark (1936), Henry the Young King (1155), and Houston Stewart Chamberlain (1855).

Among ECONOMISTS In United Kingdom

Among economists born in United Kingdom, William Stanley Jevons ranks 10Before him are Thomas Robert Malthus (1766), John Stuart Mill (1806), Alfred Marshall (1842), John Law (1671), William Petty (1623), and Ronald Coase (1910). After him are John Hicks (1904), Benjamin Graham (1894), Arthur Cecil Pigou (1877), James Mill (1773), Thomas Mun (1571), and Richard Stone (1913).