Turgot

1990 SS9. Discovered 1990 Sept. 22 by E. W. Elst at La Silla.

Named in memory of Anne-Robert-Jacques Turgot (1727-1781), the famous French economist whose efforts for financial reform were blocked by the privileged classes. In his most famous work Reflections sur la formation et la distribution des richesses (1766), he introduced new economic methods for the peasant region he administered. During 1770-71 he successfully combated famine by maintaining free commerce in grain. (M 35493)

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