The wealth at death of inventors during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries

Sean Bottomley

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This update provides the wealth at death information for 115 inventors from the industrial revolution period, all of whom have articles in ODNB. In and of itself, the newly-added data represents only a marginal change – but it serves to illustrate how ODNB helps to inform major historiographical debates: in this instance, how we might account for the origins of the industrial revolution and with it the emergence of modern economic growth.
Original languageEnglish
TypeUpdate to Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
Media of outputOnline
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages15
Place of PublicationOxford
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2022

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