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  2. 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.

  3. Adam Smith - Wikipedia

    Adam Smith FRSA (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.

  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. Biography of Adam Smith, Founding Father of Economics - ThoughtCo

    Known For: Father of economics Born: June 16, 1723 in Fife, Scotland Parents: Adam Smith, Margaret Douglas Died: July 17, 1790 in Edinburgh, Scotland Education: University of Glasgow, Balliol College, Oxford Published Works: The Theory of Moral Sentiments (1759), The Wealth of Nations (1776)

  7. About Adam SmithAdam Smith Institute

    Adam Smith (1723-1790) was a Scottish philosopher and economist who is best known as the author of An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth Of Nations (1776), one of the most influential books ever written.

  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. On the one hand, it is true that very few individual books have had as much impact as his An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations.

  9. 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.

  10. BBC - History - Historic Figures: Adam Smith (1723-1790)

    Adam Smith, c.1770 © Smith was a hugely influential Scottish political economist and philosopher, best known for his book 'The Wealth of Nations'. Adam Smith's exact date of birth is unknown,...

  11. Adam Smith - Economics, Philosophy, Wealth | Britannica

    Adam Smith - Economics, Philosophy, Wealth: In 1759 Smith published his first work, The Theory of Moral Sentiments. Didactic, exhortative, and analytic by turns, it lays the psychological foundation on which The Wealth of Nations was later to be built.