Quotes by William Petty

About William Petty:

Sir William Petty was an English economist, scientist and philosopher. He first became prominent serving Oliver Cromwell and Commonwealth in Ireland. He developed efficient methods to survey the land that was to be confiscated and given to Cromwell's soldiers. He also managed to remain prominent under King Charles II and King James II, as did many others who had served Cromwell.

Author Bio

  • NameWilliam Petty
  • DescriptionEnglish economist, scientist and philosopher.
  • AliasesTrue Protestant and well-wisher of his countrey
  • BornMay 26, 1623
  • DiedDecember 16, 1687
  • CountryUnited Kingdom
  • ProfessionEconomist; Mathematician; Author; Philosopher; Statistician