John Penkethman

(fl. c. 1613—1678) accountant

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Little is known of Penkethman save that he was a book-keeper and Latinist active in London in the 1620s and 1630s. He had a good knowledge of mathematics, Latin and history, so presumably was well-educated. His profession was that of book-keeper or accountant, but he also translated works by Cato and Virgil into English verse. Among his later achievements were a concordance of all male and female Christian names in England with their Latin equivalents, and a set of tables showing all the gold coins in circulation with their proper weights.


From The Biographical Dictionary of British Economists in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Economics.

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