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Adam Smith

Economist and Philosopher Adam Smith

Profession: Economist and Philosopher


Why Famous: One of the key figures of the Scottish enlightenment and a pioneer of political economy

Born: June 16, 1723
Birthplace: Kirkaldy, Fife, Scotland
Star Sign: Gemini

Died: July 17, 1790 (aged 67)

Events in the Life of Adam Smith

  • 1776-03-09 Publication of influential economics book "The Wealth of Nations" by Adam Smith