Ricardo, David

(1772-1823)
   English economist. He was born in London. He was a member of the stock exchange until 1814, when he retired to devote his energies to economics. Although he left Judaism when he married a Quaker, he advocated the removal of Jewish disabilities.

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  • RICARDO, DAVID — (1772–1823), British economist. He was born in London into a Sephardi family which in 1760 had immigrated from Holland. He was sent to Holland for a traditional Jewish education. After his return to London in 1786, Ricardo joined his father,… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • RICARDO, DAVID — (1904–1982), scholar of the liturgical music of the Spanish and Portuguese Jews. Born in Amsterdam,   Ricardo acquired his knowledge and love of this music from his grandfather Elyakim Alvarez Vega, who was ḥazzan of the Spanish and Portuguese… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Ricardo, David — born , April 18/19, 1772, London, Eng. died Sept. 11, 1823, Gatcombe Park, Gloucestershire British economist. The son of a Dutch Jew, he followed his father into the London stock exchange, where he made a fortune before turning to the study of… …   Universalium

  • Ricardo, David — (1772–1823)    A prominent and methodologically innovative political economist. Of a Jewish family and trained as a stockbroker, he broke with Judaism and his family, while becoming a successful broker and early amassing a fortune. Drawn to… …   Encyclopedia of the Age of Imperialism, 1800–1914

  • Ricardo, David — ► (1772 1823) Economista británico. Se estableció como corredor de Bolsa con gran éxito y más tarde ocupó el puesto de contratista en la emisión de empréstitos para el gobierno durante las guerras napoleónicas. Su interés por la economía política …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Ricardo, David — (1772–1823)    English economist. Born into a London Sephardi family, Ricardo broke away from the Jewish faith when he married a Quaker, but continued to work for the removal of Jewish disabilities. He acquired independent means as a stockbroker… …   Who’s Who in Jewish History after the period of the Old Testament

  • Ricardo,David — Ri·car·do (rĭ kärʹdō), David. 1772 1823. British economist whose major work, Principles of Political Economy and Taxation (1817), supported the laws of supply and demand in a free market. * * * …   Universalium

  • RICARDO, DAVID —    political economist, born in London, of Jewish parentage; realised a large fortune as a member of the Stock Exchange; wrote on political economy on abstract lines, and from a purely mercantile and materialistic standpoint (1772 1823) …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Ricardo, David —  (1772–1823) English political economist and politician …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • Ricardo, David — (1772 1823)    Political economist, s. of a Jewish stockbroker, himself followed the same business, in which he acquired a large fortune. On his marriage he conformed to Christianity. He was an original and powerful writer on economic subjects,… …   Short biographical dictionary of English literature

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