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

Honoré Gabriel Riqueti, comte de MirabeauHonoré Gabriel Riqueti, comte de Mirabeau
09 March 1749, French
Journalist, Politician, Diplomat, Writer,
François QuesnayFrançois Quesnay
04 June 1694, French
Philosopher, Economist, Physician,

Jean-Baptiste SayJean-Baptiste Say
05 January 1767, French
Economist, Politician, Writer, Professor,

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

Friedrich ListFriedrich List
06 August 1789, German, American
Economist, University teacher, Journalist
William WhewellWilliam Whewell
24 May 1794, British
Economist, Physicist, Historian, Philosopher,

James Mayer de RothschildJames Mayer de Rothschild
15 May 1792, French
Banker, Art collector, Economist, Businessperson
Johann Heinrich von ThünenJohann Heinrich von Thünen
24 June 1783, German
Economist

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

Manuel BelgranoManuel Belgrano
03 June 1770, Argentinian
Lawyer, Journalist, Economist, Politician,
Charles Alexandre de CalonneCharles Alexandre de Calonne
20 January 1734, French
Politician, Economist, Lawyer

Bernard MandevilleBernard Mandeville
15 November 1670, Dutch
Philosopher, Economist, Writer
Adam FergusonAdam Ferguson
20 June 1723, British
Philosopher, Librarian, Historian, Soldier,

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

Thomas ChalmersThomas Chalmers
17 March 1780, British
Mathematician, Theologian, Writer, University