The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

2018 Edition
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Asgill, John (1659–1738)

  • H. R. Tedder
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Asgill was born at Hanley Castle, Worcestershire, 1659, called to the English bar 1692, expelled from the Irish House of Commons 1703, and from the British Parliament 1707, for an eccentric pamphlet contending that man could be translated to heaven without dying. He left this world in the ordinary way, 1738. He wrote the following economic works:

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  • H. R. Tedder
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