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Anderson, James (1739–1808), agriculturist and political economist

Rosalind Mitchison.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Agriculture and Farming; Economics; Political Economy. 1314 words.

Anderson, James (1739–1808), agriculturist and political economist, born at Hermiston, near Edinburgh, inherited the tenancy of a large farm there at the age of fifteen when his parents...

Barton, John (1789–1852), political economist and botanist

David Eastwood.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Botany; Economics; Political Economy. 726 words.

Barton, John (1789–1852), political economist and botanist, was born on 11 June 1789 in Southwark, London, the son of John Barton (1755–1789) and his second wife, Elizabeth, née Horne...

Chapman, John (1801–1854), engineer and political economist

Jennett Humphreys.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering (General); Economics; Political Economy. 1252 words.

Chapman, John (1801–1854), engineer and political economist, was born at Loughborough, Leicestershire, on 20 January 1801, the eldest of the three surviving sons of John Chapman, clockmaker...

Hamilton, Robert (1743–1829), political economist and mathematician

R. E. Anderson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mathematics; Economics; Political Economy. 469 words.

Hamilton, Robert (1743–1829), political economist and mathematician, was born in Edinburgh on 11 June 1743, the eighth son of Gavin Hamilton (1704–1767), bookseller and publisher, and his...

Levi, Leone (1821–1888), jurist, political economist, and statistician

G. R. Rubin.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice; Probability and Statistics; Economics; Political Economy. 1630 words.

Levi, Leone (1821–1888), jurist, political economist, and statistician, was born on 6 June 1821 in Ancona, later part of the kingdom of Italy. He came from a middle-class Jewish family. His...

Marcet, Jane Haldimand (1769–1858), writer on science and political economy

Elizabeth J. Morse.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Science and Technology; Economics; Political Economy. 2461 words.

Marcet, Jane Haldimand (1769–1858), writer on science and political economy, was born in London, one of twelve children and only surviving daughter of the Swiss merchant and banker Anthony...

Nichol, John Pringle (1804–1859), astronomer and political economist

John Burnett.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics; Economics; Political Economy. 1350 words.

Nichol, John Pringle (1804–1859), astronomer and political economist, was the eldest of seven children of John Nichol, a farmer from Northumberland, and Jane Forbes of Ellon, Aberdeenshire....

Playfair, William (1759–1823), inventor of statistical graphs and writer on political economy

Ian Spence.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Probability and Statistics; Economics; Political Economy. 1868 words.

Playfair, William (1759–1823), inventor of statistical graphs and writer on political economy, was born on 22 September 1759 at the manse, Liff, near Dundee, the fifth of eight children of...

Rooke, John (1780–1856), political economist and geologist

T. A. B. Corley.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Geology and the Lithosphere; Economics; Political Economy. 903 words.

Rooke, John (1780–1856), political economist and geologist, was born in Aikton, near Carlisle, on 29 August 1780, the eldest son of John Rooke, surveyor and a small landowner of the kind...

Scrope, George Julius Poulett [formerly George Julius Thomson] (1797–1876), geologist and political economist

Martin Rudwick.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Geology and the Lithosphere; Economics; Political Economy. 2440 words.

Scrope, George Julius Poulett [formerly George Julius Thomson] (1797–1876), geologist and political economist, was born in London on 10 March 1797. Baptized George Julius Thomson at St...

Spence, William (bap. 1782, d. 1860), political economist and entomologist

J. F. M. Clark.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Entomology; Economics; Political Economy. 1398 words.

Spence, William (bap. 1782, d. 1860), political economist and entomologist, was baptized on 1 October 1782 at All Saints, Bishop Burton, Yorkshire, the son of Robert Spence, husbandman, and...

Wakefield, Edward (1774–1854), philanthropist, land agent, and writer on political economy

David J. Moss.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Agriculture and Farming; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Economics; Political Economy. 912 words.

Wakefield, Edward (1774–1854), philanthropist, land agent, and writer on political economy, was born in Tottenham, Middlesex. He was the elder son of Edward Wakefield (1750–1826), merchant,...