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Thomas Robert Malthus (1766 - 1834)

Rev Thomas Robert Malthus
Born in The Rookery, near Wotton, Surrey, Englandmap
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Husband of — married 12 Apr 1804 in Bath, Somerset, England, United Kingdommap
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Died at age 68 in 17 Portland Place, Bath, Somerset, England, United Kingdommap
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Biography

Baptized at The Rookery near Wotton in Surrey on 14 Feb 1766.

A famous economist.

He died of heart failure and was buried in Bath Abbey, Somerset with an M.I. on 6 Jan 1835.

His will pr. 12 Feb 1835 (P.C.C. Gloster 101-150).

Extract from: https://www.cairn.info/histoire-de-la-pensee-economique--9782200345051-page-60.htm

Robert Malthus was born in 1766 on a country estate, the “Rookery”, in Dorking, south of London. He is the second son of a cultivated and “progressive” lord, Daniel Malthus, ardent supporter of the perfectibility of the human race and friend of Jean-Jacques Rousseau and David Hume. Robert Malthus was educated in “Rousseauist” principles, then his father sent him to Jesus College, Oxford in 1784. In 1788, Malthus was ordained a minister in the Church of England. He obtained the Master of Arts in 1791, then he was elected Fellow of Jesus College in 1793. He was appointed vicar in 1796 in Albury, a small town very close to his father's estate, and he divided his time between the University of Cambridge and his parish. In 1798, Malthus anonymously published a pamphlet entitled Essay on the Principle of Population as it Influences the Future Progress of Society, with remarks on the theories of Mr. Godwin, Mr. Condorcet and other authors. This work met with resounding success and launched Malthus' career. After extensive documentary research and study trips to Russia, Scandinavia and Germany, Malthus published in 1803, this time under his own name, a completely revised and much more important second edition, the Essay on the Principle of Population or Presentation of the past and present effects of the action of this cause on the happiness of humankind, followed by some research relating to the hope of curing or alleviating the evils it causes...


Robert Malthus est né en 1766 dans une propriété campagnarde, la « Rookery », à Dorking au sud de Londres. Il est le second fils d’un châtelain cultivé et « progressiste », Daniel Malthus, ardent partisan de la perfectibilité du genre humain et ami de Jean-Jacques Rousseau et David Hume. Robert Malthus est éduqué dans les principes « rousseauistes », puis son père l’envoie au Jesus College d’Oxford en 1784. En 1788, Malthus est ordonné pasteur de l’Église d’Angleterre. Il obtient le Master of Arts en 1791, puis il est élu Fellow of Jesus College en 1793. Il est nommé vicaire en 1796 à Albury, petite bourgade très proche du domaine paternel, et il partage son temps entre l’université de Cambridge et sa paroisse. En 1798, Malthus publie anonymement un pamphlet intitulé Essai sur le principe de population en tant qu’il influe sur les progrès futurs de la société, avec des remarques sur les théories de Mr Godwin, de M. Condorcet et d’autres auteurs. Cet ouvrage rencontre un succès retentissant et lance la carrière de Malthus. Après de nombreuses recherches documentaires et des voyages d’études en Russie, en Scandinavie et en Allemagne, Malthus publie en 1803, cette fois sous son propre nom, une deuxième édition totalement refondue et beaucoup plus importante, l’Essai sur le principe de population ou Exposé des effets passés et présents de l’action de cette cause sur le bonheur de genre humain, suivi de quelques recherches relatives à l’espérance de guérir ou d’adoucir les maux qu’elle entraîn…

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