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JEROME ADOLPHE BLANQUI (1798-1854)

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Originally appearing in Volume V04, Page 42 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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JEROME ADOLPHE BLANQUI (1798-1854), French economist, was born at Nice on the 21st of November 1798. Beginning life as a schoolmaster in Paris, he was attracted to the study of economics by the lectures of J. B. Say, whose pupil and assist-ant he became. Upon the recommendation of Say he was in 1825 appointed professor of industrial economy and of history at the Conservatoire des Arts et Metiers. In 1833 he succeeded Say as professor of political economy at the same institution, and in 1838 was elected a member of the Academie des Sciences Morales et Politiques. In 1838 appeared his most important work, Histoire de l'economie politique en Europe, depuis les anciens jusqu'd nos jours. He was indefatigable in research, and for the purposes of his economic inquiries travelled over almost the whole of Europe and visited Algeria and the East. He contributed much to our knowledge of the conditions of the working-classes, especially in France. Other works of Blanqui were De la situation economique et morale de l'Espagne en 1846; Resume de l'histoire du commerce et de l'industrie (1826); Precis elementaire d'economie politique (1826); Les Classes ouvrieres en France (1848).
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