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William Petty
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Tracts; Chiefly Relating to Ireland: Containing: I. A Treatise of Taxes and Contributions. II. Essays in Political Arithmetic. III. The Political Anatomy of Ireland. By the Late Sir William Petty. To which is Prefixed His Last Will (1769 edition)
William Petty
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Tracts; Chiefly Relating to Ireland: Containing: I. A Treatise of Taxes and Contributions. II. Essays in Political Arithmetic. III. The Political Anatomy of Ireland. By the Late Sir William Petty. To which is Prefixed His Last Will (1769 edition)
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Born: May 27, 1623

Died: December 16, 1687 (aged 64)

Nationality: English

Occupation: Economist

Bio: Sir William Petty FRS was an English economist, scientist and philosopher. He first became prominent serving Oliver Cromwell and Commonwealth in Ireland. He developed efficient methods to survey the land that was to be confiscated and given to Cromwell's soldiers. He also managed to remain prominent under King Charles II and King James II, as did many others who had served Cromwell.

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