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Richard Cantillon

1680 - 1734

Nationality:
Irish

Historical Period:
The 18th Century

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Richard Cantillon, Irish born but living in Paris as a young man, from circumstances became a banker/broker there, and moved in influential, educated social circles. Intrigue, murder, posthumous plagiarism, citations by Adam Smith, rediscovery by William Stanley Jevons a century later, and a stunning work on entrepreneurial risk, money, foreign exchange, and banking from the 1700s, are all pieces of the continuing puzzle that surrounds him. [For more information about Cantillon please see our sister website Econlib.]

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