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Pierre Samuel Du Pont de Nemours (1739–1817)

Du Pont de Nemours, Pierre Samuel (dü-pô dė ne-mör’). A French economist; born in Paris, Dec. 14, 1739; died near Wilmington, DE, Aug. 6, 1817. He wrote ‘Physiocratie’ (1768), expounding the theory that all value is derived from the land. Later he became involved in the French Revolution, took refuge in the United States, and founded a great manufacturing house. His writings were neglected till Jevons, the Duke of Argyll, and later Henry George, revived the old Physiocratic idea.