Famous Economists' Grave Sites: A-M

Maintained By
MALCOLM RUTHERFORD

Department of Economics
University of victoria


Charles Babbage (December 28, 1791 - October 18, 1871)

Kensal Green Cemetery, London, England.

Charles Babbage's grave site

Charles Babbage on findagrave

Wikipedia page on Charles Babbage

Wikipedia page on Kensal Green Cemetery

Babbage's difference engines and his brain in a jar are in the London Science Museum.

Jeremy Bentham (February 15, 1748 - June 6, 1832)

Lobby of University College, London, England.

The Bentham Project page on Bentham's "Auto Icon"

Wikipedia page on Jeremy Bentham

Me and JB

Eugen von Bohm-Bawerk (February 12, 1851 - August 27, 1914)

Zentralfriedhof, Vienna, Austria.

Eugen von Bohm-Bawerk's grave site

Wikipedia page on Eugen von Bohm-Bawerk

Wikipedia page on Zentralfriedhof

Zentralfriedhof on findagrave

Jean-Baptiste Colbert (August 29, 1619 - September 6, 1683)

St. Eustache Church, Paris, France.

Colbert's tomb

Jean-Baptiste Colbert on findagrave

Wikipedia page on Jean-Baptiste Colbert

Wikipedia page on St Eustache Church.

St Eustache Church on findagrave

John R. Commons (October 13, 1862 - May 11, 1945)

Forest Hill Cemetery, Madison, Wisconsin, USA.

Many biographies of Commons state that he died in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, but this is incorrect. Commons did retire from Madison to live in Fort Lauderdale (in a trailer park), but when his long missing son, Jack, was rediscovered he moved to Raleigh, North Carolina, to live with him. Commons died in Raleigh.

Wikipedia page on John R. Commons

Wikipedia page on Forest Hill Cemetery

Forest Hill Cemetery on findagrave

Antoine Augustin Cournot (August 28, 1801 - March 31, 1877)

Montparnasse Cemetery, Paris, France.

Wikipedia page on Antoine Augustin Cournot

Wikipedia page on Montparnasse Cemetery

Francis Ysrdio Edgeworth (February 8, 1845 - February 13, 1926)

Holywell Cemetery, Oxford.

Wikipedia page on Francis Ysrdio Edgeworth

Wikipedia page on Holywell Cemetery

Richard T. Ely (April 13, 1854 - October 4, 1943)

Forest Hill Cemetery, Madison, Wisconsin, USA.

Wikipedia page on Richard T. Ely

Wikipedia page on Forest Hill Cemetery

Forest Hill Cemetery on findagrave

Adam Ferguson (June 20, 1723 - February 22, 1816)

St. Andrews Cathedral, St. Andrews, Fife, Scotland.

Adam Ferguson's grave site

Wikipedia page on Adam Ferguson

Wikipedia page on St. Andrew's Cathedral

Irving Fisher (February 27, 1867 - April 29, 1947)

Evergreen Cemetery, New Haven, Connecticut, USA.

Irving Fisher on findagrave

Wikipedia page on Irving Fisher

Evergreen Cemetery on findagrave

Charles Fourier (April 7, 1772 - October 10, 1837)

Montmartre Cemetery, Paris, France.

Charles Fourier's grave site

Wikipedia page on Charles Fourier

Wikipedia page on Montmartre Cemetery

Henry George (September 2, 1839 - October 29, 1897)

Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York, USA.

Henry George's grave site

Henry George on findagrave

Wikipedia page on Henry George

Wikipedia page on Green-Wood Cemetery

William Godwin (March 3, 1756 - April 7, 1836)

Saint Pancras Old Church, London, England. Remains later moved to St. Peter's Church, Bournmouth.

William Godwin on findagrave

Wikipedia page on William Godwin

Wikipedia page on Saint Pancras Old Church

Wikipedia page on St. Peter's Church, Bournmouth

Alexander Hamilton (January 11, 1757 - July 12, 1804)

Trinity Churchyard, Broadway, Manhattan, New York.

Alexander Hamilton's grave site

Hamilton died of wounds received in a duel with Aaron Burr at Weehawken on July 11, 1804.

Wikipedia page on Alexander Hamilton

Wikipedia page on Trinity Churchyard

Alvin Hansen (1887 - 1975)

Viborg, South Dakota, USA.

Wikipedia page on Alvin Hansen

Wikipedia page on the township of Viborg, SD

F.A. Hayek (May 8, 1899 - March 23, 1992)

Neustift am Walde cemetery, Vienna, Austria.

"On a rough-hewn gravestone, beneath a cross it reads: F.A. Hayek, 1899 -- 1992.
The stone comes from the area of the Tyrolean Alps which Hayek often visited."
(Alan Ebenstein, Friedrich Hayek: Philosopher of Libertarianism)

F. A. Hayek on findagrave

Wikipedia page on F. A. Hayek

David Hume (May 7, 1711 - August 25, 1776)

Old Calton Burial Ground, Waterloo Palace, Edinburgh, Scotland.

David Hume's grave site

Wikipedia page on David Hume

Wikipedia page on Old Calton Burial Ground

The Old Calton Burial Ground on findagrave

William Stanley Jevons (September 1, 1835 - August 13, 1882)

Hampstead Cemetery, London, England.

Jevons drowned while swimming when on holiday at Bexhill, near Hastings, in the South of England. He was not in good health and may have suffered a heart attack or stroke.

Wikipedia page on William Stanley Jevons

Wkipedia page on Hampstead Cemetery

Hampstead Cemetery on findagrave

John Maynard Keynes (June 5, 1883 - April 21, 1946)

"He was cremated in Brighton on 24 April ... His ashes were scattered on the Downs above Tilton where he and Lydia used to walk. Lydia's ashes were scattered beside them 35 years later."
"Keynes's will stated that his ashes were to be deposited in the crypt at King's, but Geoffrey Keynes, 'not a very conscientious executor' according to his son Richard, forgot about that instruction and scattered them on the Downs. Thus when Richard Keynes, acting as Lydia's executor, had to deal with Lydia's ashes, he too could not follow the instructions in the will to put them beside Keynes's in King's and scattered them on the Downs."
(D.E. Moggridge, Maynard Keynes: An Economist's Biography)

Wikipedia page on John Maynard Keynes

Frank H. Knight (November 7, 1885 - April 15, 1972)

First Unitarian Church of Chicago, 5650 S Woodlawn Ave.,Chicago, USA.

Frank H. Knight's internment site

Wikipedia page on Frank H. Knight

John Locke (August 29, 1632 - September 28, 1704)

High Laver Church, Essex, England.

John Locke's grave site

Memorial to John Locke in Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, on findagrave

Wikipedia page on John Locke

Wikipedia page on High Laver Church

Wikipedia page on Christ Church Cathedral

T. R. Malthus (February 13, 1766 - December 29, 1834)

Bath Abbey, Bath, England.

"He was buried in Bath Abbey on 6 January 1835, in the north aisle, but the grave has since been covered by pews. His memorial tablet, believed to be Otter's work, is now in the north porch at the west end of the Abbey, and is a far better summing-up than epitaphs usually are, of 'a serene and happy life...supported by a calm and but firm conviction of the usefulness of his labours.' The inscription may contain a 'mistake' about his birth [born February 13th not 14th] but it is the truth about the man." (Patricia James, The Travel Diaries of T. R. Malthus).

Malthus's memorial tablet, Bath Abbey

T. R. Malthus on findagrave

Wikipedia page on T. R. Malthus

Wikipedia page on Bath Abbey

Thanks to Nigel Malthus, see his blog

Alfred Marshall (July 26, 1842 - July 13, 1924)

Ascension Burying Ground (formerly St. Giles Graveyard), Huntingdon Road, Cambridge, England.

Alfred Marshall's grave site

Alfred Marshall on findagrave

"The grave is in a far corner of its consecrated ground, marked by a simple granite surround, inscribed, equally simply, 'Alfred Marshall 1842-1924.' (Peter Groenewegen, A Soaring Eagle: Alfred Marshall 1842-1924, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 1995, p. 743)

Wikipedia page on Alfred Marshall

Wikipedia page on Ascension Burying Ground

Karl Marx (May 5, 1818 - March 14, 1883)

Highgate Cemetery (East), Highgate, London, England.

Karl Marx's grave site

Karl Marx on findagrave

Wikipedia page on Karl Marx

Wikipedia page on Highgate Cemetery

John Ramsey McCulloch (March 1, 1789 - November 11, 1864)

Brompton Cemetery, London, England.

Wikipedia page on John Ramsey McCulloch

Wikipedia page on Brompton Cemetery

Carl Menger (February 28, 1840 - February 26, 1921)

Zentralfriedhof, Vienna, Austria.

Carl Menger's grave site

Wikipedia page on Carl Menger

Carl Menger plaque at the University of Vienna

Wikipedia page on Zentralfriedhof

John Stuart Mill (May 20, 1806 - May 7, 1873) and Harriet Taylor Mill (October 8, 1807 - November 3, 1858)

Cemetery of St. Véran, near Avignon, Provence, France.

John Stuart Mill's grave site

Johnn Stuart Mill on findagrave

Harriet Taylor Mill on findagrave

Wikipedia page on John Stuart Mill

Wikipedia page on Harriet Taylor Mill

Gustave de Molinari (March 3, 1819 - January 12, 1912)

Lachaise Cemetery, Paris, France.

Gustave de Molinari's grave site

Wikipedia page on Gustave de Molinari

Wikipedia page on Lachaise Cemetery

Thomas Mun (1571 - 1641)

Chancel of St Helen's, Bishopsgate, City of London, England.

Wikipedia page on Thomas Mun

Wikipedia page on St Helen's, Bishopsgate


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