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Adam Smith


No society can surely be flourishing and happy, of which the far greater part of the members are poor and miserable.

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ADAM SMITHUnknown date of birth, between 5 and 16 June 1723Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland.Unknown date of death,between 6 and 17 July 1790 (aged of 67)Edinburgh, ScotlandMoral philosopher and a pioneer of political economy

Adam Smith was born between the days 5 and 16 of June 1723 in Kirkcaldy, Scotland. Son of Adam Smith and Margaret Douglas. He lost his father two months after he was born, something that made him be closer to his mother, the one who encouraged him to pursue his scholarly ambitions. Smith learned Latin, Mathematics, History, and Writing at the Burgh School of Kirkcaldy. At the age of fourteen, he attended to the University of Glasgow, where he studied moral philosophy and became more interested in liberty, reason and free speech. In 1740, Adam made his postgraduate studies at Balliol College in Oxford. He worked as a teacher for four years in the University of Edinburgh. After that, he became a teacher of his University, the University of Glasgow, and one year later he was selected a member of the Philosophical Society of Edinburgh. Smith published his first book in 1759, The "Theory of Moral Sentiments", which was followed by "The Wealth of Nations" in 1776, a book which took 10 years to be written. Adam was given the title of Doctor of Laws in 1762 by the University of Gasglow. Smith traveled around the world for three years, and in 1773, Smith was elected fellow of the Royal Society of London, and was elected a member of the Literary Club in 1775. Eight years later, he became one of the founding members of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. He occupied the position of Lord Rector of the University of Glasgow betwen the years 1787 to 1789. Full of honor and recognitions Adam Smith died at the age of 67 as a consequence of a painfull illness between the days 6 and 17 of July 1790.



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