- NAME: J.C.L. Simonde de Sismondi
- OCCUPATION: Historian, Economist, Writer
- BIRTH DATE: May 19, 1773
- DEATH DATE: June 25, 1842
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Geneva, Switzerland
- PLACE OF DEATH: Chene, near Geneva, Switzerland
- Full Name: Jean Charles Leonard de Simonde de Sismondi
- AKA: JCL de Simonde de Sismondi
- AKA: J. C. L. de Simonde de Sismondi
- AKA: J.C.L. de Simonde de Sismondi
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J.C.L. Simonde de Sismondi was an 18th-19th century economist and author who espoused pioneering ideas on governmental structures.
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Born on May 9, 1773, in Geneva, Switzerland, J.C.L. Simonde de Sismondi worked as a bank clerk in Lyon before the French Revolution forced him to leave. Settling in Tuscany for a time as a farmer, he wrote books on Italian and French history as well as the Principles of Political Economy, in which he called upon fair, more humane standards to be held for the working class. He died on June 25, 1842.
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