The Life of Sir William Petty 1623 - 1687 cover

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The Life of Sir William Petty 1623 - 1687


The Life of Sir William Petty 1623-1687 is a book, written by Lord Edmond Fitzmaurice, and published in 1895. It is a biography of Sir William Petty, the 17th-century scientist, known for his inventions, his charting of large parts of Ireland, in the Down Survey, and his publications on many different topics, like "political arithmetic" and political economy.
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original title: The Life of Sir William Petty 1623 – 1687 : one of the first Fellows of the Royal Society, sometime Secretary to Henry Cromwell, Maker of the 'Down Survey' of Ireland, Author of 'Political Arithmetic' &c. - chiefly derived from private documents hitherto unpublished.
date of publication: 1895
genre: biography
main subject: William Petty

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