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Adam Smith

Economist and Philosopher Adam Smith

Profession: Economist and Philosopher


Biography: 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)

Historical Events

  • 1776-03-09 Adam Smith publishes the influential economics book "The Wealth of Nations"
  • 2020-02-20 New Bank of England £20 note with painter JMW Turner released, replacing earlier one with economist Adam Smith