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John Cazenove

(1788—1879) merchant and political economist


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Cazenove was born in London on 12 May 1788, a son of James Cazenove, merchant, who had emigrated from Geneva. He died 15 August 1879 at New Wandsworth, Surrey. He was educated at Charterhouse School in London and then worked for a time in his father's firm, James Cazenove & Co., until its collapse in 1831. No evidence has so far been found to link him to the modern stockbroking firm, Cazenove and Co., founded by a younger brother. He is known to have published eleven books and pamphlets, the latest at about the age of eighty-seven. Seven of the eleven publications were anonymous. His habit of publishing anonymously raises the possibility that some further publications remain to be discovered.

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From The Biographical Dictionary of British Economists in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Economics.


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