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 (to͝or-gō′, tür-), Anne Robert Jacques 1727-1781.
French economist. Appointed controller general under Louis XVI (1774), he was dismissed (1776) after proposing reforms that were unpopular with the aristocracy.


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(Biography) Anne Robert Jacques (ɑn rɔbɛr ʒak). 1727–81, French economist and statesman. As controller general of finances (1774–76), he attempted to abolish feudal privileges, incurring the hostility of the aristocracy and his final dismissal



Anne Robert Jacques, 1727–81, French statesman, financier, and economist.
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Noun1.Turgot - French economist who in 1774 was put in control of finances by Louis XVITurgot - French economist who in 1774 was put in control of finances by Louis XVI; his proposals for reforms that involved abolishing feudal privileges made him unpopular with the aristocracy and in 1776 he was dismissed (1727-1781)
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Examples that have adopted or at least partially adopted these essentials are quite a few in recent times, with the ones standing out closer to home being: Turkey of yesteryears under Turgot Ozal, Malaysia under Mahatir Mohammad, and of late, Bangladesh their ensuing success is there for everyone to see.
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Fue inspirado por el "Cuadro filosofico de los progresos sucesivos del espiritu humano" (1750), que el jovencisimo Turgot (1727-1781) leyo en La Sorbona, con la tesis central de que la humanidad progresa por el cristianismo y la acumulacion de conocimientos, a diferencia de la naturaleza, que no cambia.
A smart performer on the flat for Jeremy Noseda, winning three times on all-weather surfaces, the Cape Cross gelding is now with Karl Thornton and produced a creditable start for his new stable when beaten three-quarters of a length by Henry de Bromhead's Balzac Turgot in Limerick.
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The French physiocrat Turgot (1727-1781) fought for religious tolerance and hence for religious disobedience by political power.
En su condicion de medico y cirujano habia conocido los principios de circulacion de la sangre descubiertos por William Harvey un siglo antes, y esta idea seria de gran influencia en sus discipulos y amigos, por ejemplo en Turgot, cuando afirma que: "esta circulacion util y fecunda, la cual anima todo el trabajo de la sociedad, y es la vida del cuerpo politico, y la cual con gran razon se compara con la circulacion de la sangre en el cuerpo humano" (Turgot, 1898, p.
One major benefit of her erudition is to situate the Scottish debate on race and gender in a truly European intellectual context that includes not only the avowed favorite of the Scottish literati, Montesquieu, and other French thinkers who are commonly cited by Scottish Enlightenment scholars because of their prominence or their relevance for Scottish stadial theory, such as Rousseau, Voltaire, and Turgot, but also less well-known French-language writers, including Goguet, Lamy, and de Pauw, and French and European scientific and anthropological authors, such as Linnaeus, Buffon, Zimmermann, and Blumenbach.
Until two years ago the Hotel Levis-Mirepoix, five minutes' walk from the Musee d'Orsay, was better known to Parisians as the home of the Institut Neerlandais, and the foundation tucked discreetly into the Hotel Turgot behind remained a relatively well-kept secret.
Turgot and Adam Smith, both from their theoretical inspirations and from their critical insights into economic policy and refonn.