Find out more about the greatest 18th Century Economists, including Adam Smith, Thomas Robert Malthus, David Ricardo, Auguste Comte and Charles Fourier.
Adam SmithAdam Smith
16 June 1723, Scottish
Economist and Philosopher
Thomas Robert MalthusThomas Robert Malthus
13 February 1766, British
Political Economist

David RicardoDavid Ricardo
18 April 1772, British
Economist

Charles FourierCharles Fourier
07 April 1772, French
Economist, Sociologist, Philosopher

James MillJames Mill
06 April 1773, American, Scottish
Historian

Manuel BelgranoManuel Belgrano
03 June 1770, Argentinian
Lawyer, Journalist, Economist, Politician,
Honoré Gabriel Riqueti, comte de MirabeauHonoré Gabriel Riqueti, comte de Mirabeau
09 March 1749, French
Journalist, Politician, Diplomat, Writer,

Henri de Saint-SimonHenri de Saint-Simon
17 October 1760, French
Political Theorist

James Mayer de RothschildJames Mayer de Rothschild
15 May 1792, French
Banker, Art collector, Economist, Businessperson
Jean-Baptiste SayJean-Baptiste Say
05 January 1767, French
Economist, Politician, Writer, Professor,

François QuesnayFrançois Quesnay
04 June 1694, French
Philosopher, Economist, Physician,
Friedrich ListFriedrich List
06 August 1789, German, American
Economist, University teacher, Journalist

William WhewellWilliam Whewell
24 May 1794, British
Economist, Physicist, Historian, Philosopher,

Pierre Samuel du Pont de NemoursPierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours
14 December 1739, French, American
Economist

William PlayfairWilliam Playfair
22 September 1759, British
Economist, Mathematician, Engineer, Statistician

Johann Heinrich von ThünenJohann Heinrich von Thünen
24 June 1783, German
Economist
Bernard MandevilleBernard Mandeville
15 November 1670, Dutch
Philosopher

Edward Gibbon WakefieldEdward Gibbon Wakefield
20 March 1796, British
British colonial administrator

Adam FergusonAdam Ferguson
20 June 1723, British
Philosopher, Librarian, Historian, Soldier,

Charles Alexandre de CalonneCharles Alexandre de Calonne
20 January 1734, French
Statesman
Jean Charles Léonard de SismondiJean Charles Léonard de Sismondi
09 May 1773, Swiss
Historian

Thomas ChalmersThomas Chalmers
17 March 1780, British
Mathematician, Theologian, Writer, University
Ferdinando GalianiFerdinando Galiani
02 December 1728, Italian
Economist

Ninomiya SontokuNinomiya Sontoku
04 September 1787, Japanese
Philosopher

Richard WhatelyRichard Whately
01 February 1787, British
Economist
Antonio GenovesiAntonio Genovesi
01 November 1713, Italian
Writer

Pietro VerriPietro Verri
12 December 1728, Austrian, Italian
Economist
Nassau William SeniorNassau William Senior
26 September 1790, British
Economist

Francis PlaceFrancis Place
03 November 1771, British
Social Reformer

John Ramsay McCullochJohn Ramsay McCulloch
01 March 1789, Scottish
Economist
Gregory KingGregory King
15 December 1648, British
Statistician

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Thomas TookeThomas Tooke
28 February 1774, British
Economist
Jérôme-Adolphe BlanquiJérôme-Adolphe Blanqui
21 November 1798, French
Economist

André MorelletAndré Morellet
07 March 1727, French
Economist

Nikolay TurgenevNikolay Turgenev
23 October 1789, Russian
Economist

Thomas AttwoodThomas Attwood
06 October 1783, British
Banker
Jean OrryJean Orry
04 September 1652, French
Economist
Henry ThorntonHenry Thornton
10 March 1760, British
Economist

James SteuartJames Steuart
21 October 1712, Scottish
Author

İbrahim Müteferrikaİbrahim Müteferrika
1674 AD, Romanian
Diplomat

Victor Riqueti, marquis de MirabeauVictor Riqueti, marquis de Mirabeau
05 October 1715, French
Economist
Egor Frantsevich, Count KankrinEgor Frantsevich, Count Kankrin
07 December 1774, German
Politician

Joseph-Marie TerrayJoseph-Marie Terray
09 December 1715, French
Government Official

Pierre Le Pesant, sieur de BoisguillebertPierre Le Pesant, sieur de Boisguillebert
17 February 1646, French
Lawmaker

Buenaventura Carles AribauBuenaventura Carles Aribau
04 November 1798, Spanish
Author