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François Quesnay (1694–1774)

Quesnay, François (kā-nā’). A French physician and economist; born near Paris, June 4, 1694; died on Dec. 16, 1774. He was the founder of the school of economists called Physiocrats, and very influential on Adam Smith and all modern political economy. His theory was that all value is derived from the products of land, which should therefore bear all taxation, but also receive all State encouragement. He published several medical works, in addition to his more famous ones (chiefly short articles) on political economy. Among the latter the leading one is the ‘Tableau Economique.’