Adam Smith

Adam Smith (1723 - 1790)

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Adam Smith
Born in Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotlandmap
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Died in Edinburgh City, Scotland, United Kingdommap
Profile last modified | Created 18 Dec 2015 | Last significant change: 19 Nov 2018
18:33: Nicolas LaPointe edited the Biography for Adam Smith. [Thank Nicolas for this]
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Categories: University of Glasgow | Balliol College, Oxford | Economists | British Notables.


Adam Smith is Notable.

Adam Smith (16 June 1723 NS[1] (5 June 1723 OS) – 17 July 1790) was a Scottish moral philosopher, pioneer of political economy, and a key figure in the Scottish Enlightenment.

In Life of Adam Smith author John Rae notes that Adam Smith was an only child.[2]


  1. Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950," database, FamilySearch ( : 2 January 2015), Adam Smith, 05 Jun 1723; citing KIRKCALDY,FIFE,SCOTLAND, reference , index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 1,040,186.

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