Thomas Robert Malthus 1766 - 1834

Nationality:
English; British
born in:
Wotton, Surrey, England, United Kingdom

Malthus was a clergyman and political economist whose controversial views on population growth made him a pivotal figure throughout the 1800s and beyond. His theories were outlined in his 1798 book, An Essay on the Principle of Population. They greatly influenced economics and social demography, and also impacted on Charles Darwin’s development of evolutionary theory, and emerging birth control and eugenic movements.

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