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Atwood, Thomas (d. 1793), judge in Dominica and the Bahamas and writer on economics and history, wrote that he spent several years of his life in Dominica, but his origins, as most of his other biographical details, are unknown. He was chief judge of ...

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Burton, John Hill (1809–1881), historian and political economist, was born in the Gallowgate, Aberdeen, on 22 August 1809, the second of six children of William Kinninmont Burton (d. 1819), a lieutenant in the army, and of Elizabeth (d. 1848), daughter of ...

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Fforde, John Standish (1921–2000), economist and historian, was born on 16 November 1921 at Lindisfarne, Broadstone, Dorset, the fourth son and fifth child of Francis Creswell Fforde (1873–1949) of Raughlan, Lurgan, co. Armagh, civil engineer and farmer, and his first wife, Agnes Cicely, ...

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Nove [formerly Novakovsky], Alexander [Alec] (1915–1994), economist and historian, was born on 24 November 1915 in St Petersburg (then Petrograd), the only child of Russian Jewish parents. His father, Jacob Novakovsky (1875–1933), was a Social Democrat of Menshevik persuasion, his mother, Rachel ...

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Alexander Nove (1915–1994) by James L. Millar © James L. Millar

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Orwin, Charles Stewart (1876–1955), agricultural economist and historian, was born on 26 September 1876 at Horsham, Sussex, the only son of Frederick James Orwin and Elizabeth, daughter of Robert Campbell Stewart, of Blackheath, and niece of George Gawler, governor of South Australia (1838–41). Born into a medical family with a reputation for independent, radical thinking, from his earliest days ...

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Sismondi, Jean-Charles Léonard de (1773–1842), economist and historian, was born on 9 May 1773 in Geneva, the son of Gédéon Simonde, a protestant pastor and grandson of a first syndic of Geneva, and his wife, Henriette, née Girod, a lady of means. His father's family had migrated from ...