François Quesnay Biography

Doctor, Economist (1694–1774)
Discover how Louis XV’s physician François Quesnay became interested in economics on He advocated laissez-faire policy.


Born on June 4, 1694, in Paris, France, François Quesnay served Louis XV as a physician at Versailles. While there, he became interested in economics. In 1758, he wrote Tableau économique, which explored the relationship between economic classes. He advocated laissez-faire policy.

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