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Josiah Child

1630 - 1699


Historical Period:
The Early Modern Period

Josiah Child was a wealthy English merchant, Member of Parliament, and Director of the East India Company. His A New Discourse of Trade (1668) is notable for its discussion of money and interest rates, and for its enumeration of the keys to Dutch commercial success.



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