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Harsanyi, John Charles (29 May 1920–09 August 2000), theoretical economist, philosopher, and Nobel Prize winner in economics, was born in Budapest, Hungary, the only child of Charles and Alice Gambos Harsanyi, the owners of a pharmacy. His name in Hungarian was Harsányi János Károly. His parents converted to Catholicism from Judaism, and John was raised accordingly. Harsanyi attended the Lutheran Gymnasium in Budapest. An earlier alumnus of this prestigious high school was ...

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Knight, Frank Hyneman (07 November 1885–15 April 1972), economist and philosopher, was born in White Oak Township, McLean County, Illinois, the son of Winton Cyrus Knight and Julia Ann Hyneman, farmers. He completed two years at Lexington High School, though census returns indicate that he was frequently absent, presumably for work on the farm. A younger brother, ...

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Taylor, Fred Manville (11 July 1855–07 August 1932), philosopher, economist, and pedagogue, was born in Northville, Michigan, the son of Barton S. Taylor, a clergyman, and Marietta Rowland. On graduating from Northwestern University (A.B. 1876; A.M. 1879), Taylor spent two years as teacher and principal at Winnetka High School in Winnetka, Illinois, before becoming professor of history and politics at Albion College in Albion, Michigan, in 1879. In 1880 he married Mary Sandford Brown, with whom he had four children. Political philosophy was then his main interest, and his University of Michigan doctoral dissertation (1888), written under the Hegelian ...

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Ludwig von Mises. Courtesy of Adelaide University.

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von Mises, Ludwig (29 September 1881–10 October 1973), economist and social philosopher, was born Ludwig Heinrich Edler von Mises in Lemberg, Austria-Hungary (today, Lviv, Ukraine), the son of Arthur von Mises, a railroad engineer and civil servant, and Adele von Mises, born Adele Landau. Von Mises was still a small boy when his family moved to Vienna. In 1892 he entered the ...