The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

2018 Edition
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De Moivre, Abraham (1667–1754)

  • A. W. F. Edwards
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De Moivre was born in Vitry-le-François on 26 May 1667, of French Protestant stock. Following the revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685 he fled to London, where he earned a precarious living as a mathematical author and tutor until his death there on 27 November 1754.

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