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  2. Adam Smith - Wikipedia

    Adam Smith FRSA FRS FRSE (baptised 16 June [O.S. 5 June] 1723 – 17 July 1790) was a Scottish economist and philosopher who was a pioneer in the thinking of political economy and key figure during the Scottish Enlightenment.

  3. Adam Smith (baptized June 5, 1723, Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland—died July 17, 1790, Edinburgh) Scottish social philosopher and political economist, instrumental in the rise of classical liberalism. Adam Smith is a towering figure in the history of economic thought.

  4. Adam Smith: Biography, Scottish Philosopher, Economist

    Best Known For: Scottish social philosopher and political economist Adam Smith wrote 'The Wealth of Nations' and achieved the first comprehensive system of political economy. Industries Politics...

  5. Adam Smith: Who He Was, Early Life, Accomplishments and Legacy

    Adam Smith was an 18th-century Scottish philosopher. He is considered the father of modern economics. Smith is most famous for his 1776 book, The Wealth of Nations. Smith's writings were...

  6. The life and works of Adam Smith | Britannica

    Adam Smith, (baptized June 5, 1723, Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scot.—died July 17, 1790, Edinburgh), Scottish social philosopher and political economist. The son of a customs official, he studied at the Universities of Glasgow and Oxford.

  7. Adam Smith - World History Encyclopedia

    Adam Smith (1723-1790) was a Scottish philosopher, economist, and leading Enlightenment figure. In The Wealth of Nations, he advocates free trade and limited interference in markets by governments, for which he is seen as the founder of liberal economics.

  8. Adam Smith (1723—1790) Adam Smith is often identified as the father of modern capitalism. While accurate to some extent, this description is both overly simplistic and dangerously misleading.