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Smith, Adam (bap. 1723, d. 1790), moral philosopher and political economist

Donald Winch

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780199264797
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/25767
Smith, Adam (bap. 1723, d. 1790), moral philosopher and political economist

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Smith, Adam (bap. 1723, d. 1790), moral philosopher and political economist, was baptized on 5 June 1723 at Kirkcaldy, a small port on the Forth. His father, also Adam Smith (1679–1723), was private secretary to the third earl of Loudoun, later becoming writer to the signet and a local ...

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