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John Maynard Keynes

Economist John Maynard Keynes

Profession: Economist


Why Famous: One of the most influential economists of the 20th century and the founder of modern macroeconomics.

His ideas formed the basis for the school of thought known as Keynesian economics which became the post-war orthodoxy throughout the western world.

Born: June 5, 1883
Birthplace: Cambridge, England, United Kingdom

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Gemini

Died: April 21, 1946 (aged 62)
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Married Life

  • 1925-08-04 Economist John Maynard Keynes (42) weds ballerina Lydia Lopokova

Historical Events

  • 1942-07-07 John Maynard Keynes takes his seat in the British House Of Lords as Baron Keynes of Tilton after being knighted
  • 1944-07-01 Bretton Woods Conference starts, dominated by Harry Dexter White and John Maynard Keynes and leads to establishment of the IMF and the World Bank
  • 1945-12-27 International Monetary Fund formally established by 29 member countries based on ideas of Harry Dexter White and John Maynard Keynes

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