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Edwin Cannan

(1861—1935) economist


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Cannan was born in Funchal, Madeira in February of 1861, and died in Bournemouth on 8 April 1935. He was the son of David Cannan, a Scot who had worked in Australia during the Victoria gold rush, and his wife Jane, who died a few days after Cannan's birth. The scholar and publisher Charles Cannan was his elder brother. Cannan himself suffered from severe ill-health as a Child, but in later life he was physically robust. He was an avid cyclist: once, being told that a book was not available in Oxford, where he lived, he responded that he would then cycle to London, fifty miles away, to fetch it.

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From The Biographical Dictionary of British Economists in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Economics.


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