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MAURICE BLOCK (1816–19or)

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Originally appearing in Volume V04, Page 72 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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MAURICE BLOCK (1816–19or), French statistician, was born in Berlin of Jewish parents on the 18th of February 1816. He studied at Bonn and Giessen, but settled in Paris, becoming naturalized there. In 1844 he entered the French ministry of agriculture, becoming in 1852 one of the heads of the statistical department. He retired in 1862, and thenceforth devoted him-self entirely to statistical studies, which have gained for him a wide reputation. He was elected a member of the Academie des Sciences Morales et Politiques in 1880. He died in Paris on the 9th of January Igor. His principal works are: Dictionnaire de l'administration francaise (1856); Statistique de, la France (186o); Dictionnaire general de la politique (1862); L'Europe politique et sociale (1869); Traite theorique et pratique de statistique (1878); Les Progres de l'economie politique depuis Adam Smith (189o) ; he also edited from 1856 L'Annuaire de l'economie politique et de la statistique, and wrote in German Die Bevolkerung des franzosischen Kaiserreichs (1861); Die Bevolkerung Spaniens and Portugals (1861); and Die Machtstellung der europaischen Staaten (1862).
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