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David Ricardo (1772–1823)

Ricardo, David. An English political economist; born in London, April 19, 1772; died at Gatcomb Park, Gloucestershire, Sept. 11, 1823. He stands next to Adam Smith (whose ideas he developed and systematized) in the British free-trade school of political science, and his writings have exerted a vast influence upon all theories of political economy. In 1817 appeared his most important work, ‘The Principles of Political Economy and Taxation.’ His ‘Works’ were edited by MacCulloch (1846). His ‘Letters to Malthus’ were published in 1887.