William Petty

William Petty, [[mezzotint]] by [[John Smith (engraver, born 1652)|John Smith]] after [[John Closterman]] Sir William Petty FRS (26 May 1623 – 16 December 1687) was an English economist, physician, scientist and philosopher. He first became prominent serving Oliver Cromwell and the Commonwealth in Ireland. He developed efficient methods to survey the land that was to be confiscated and given to Cromwell's soldiers. He also remained a significant figure under King Charles II and King James II, as did many others who had served Cromwell.

Petty was briefly a Member of the Parliament of England and was also a scientist, inventor, and merchant, and was a charter member of the Royal Society. It is for his theories on economics and his methods of ''political arithmetic'' that he is best remembered, however, and to him is attributed the philosophy of "laissez-faire" in relation to government activity. He was knighted in 1661. He was the great-grandfather of Prime Minister William Petty Fitzmaurice, 2nd Earl of Shelburne and 1st Marquess of Lansdowne. Provided by Wikipedia

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by Petty, William
Published 1711
Printed for Henry and George Mortlock, at the Phœnix in St. Paul's Church Yard

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by Petty, William
Published 1755
printed for D. Browne; J. Shuckburgh, and J. Whiston and B. White

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by Petty, William
Published 1790
printed by Zachariah Jackson, for Grueber, and M'allister, No. 59, Dame-Street

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by Petty, William
Published 1719
printed for D. Browne, at the Black Swan, W. Mears, at the Lamb; F. Clay, at the Bible and Star, all without Temple-Bar; and J. Hooke, at the Flower-de-Luce, against St. Dunstans-Church in Fleet-Street

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by Petty, William
Published 1728
Printed and sold by Ion Bowles print & mapseller at Mercers Hall in Cheapside London

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by Petty, William
Published 1769
printed by Boulter Grierson, Printer to the King's Most Excellent Majesty

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by Petty, William
Published 1769
Printed by Boulter Grierson
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by Petty, William
Published 1755
[Printed for D. Browne...[et al.]
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by Petty, William
Published 1700
Engraven & published for ye benifit of ye publique by Fra. Lamb, and are to be sold at his house ..., by Rob. Morden ..., and by Will. Berry

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by Petty, William
Published 1686
Printed for Mark Pardoe
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by Petty, William
Published 1679
Printed for Obadiah Blagrave

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by Petty, William
Published 1686
Printed for Mark Pardoe
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by Petty, William
Published 1647
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by Petty, William
Published 1695
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