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Thomas Robert Malthus (1766–1834)

Malthus, Thomas Robert. A famous English political economist; born near Guildford, Surrey, Feb. 17, 1766; died at St. Catherine’s, near Bath, Dec. 23, 1834. He was professor of history and political economy at Haileybury College (1805). His celebrated “Malthusian doctrine,” as it is called, was announced in ‘Principle of Population’ (1798; revised ed. 1803). His theory is that population increases faster than the means of subsistence; so that the increase in population must in some way be checked.