Jean Charles Léonard Simonde de Sismondi


1773 - 1842

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Sismondi was an economist, historian, and associate of Madame de Stael. Although he believed in free trade he was not a defender of pure laissez-faire principles. In his historical writings he focussed on the Italian city states of the middle ages. [The image comes from “The Warren J. Samuels Portrait Collection at Duke University.”]