William Petty, born on the 26th of May, 1623, was
the son of a clothier at Romsey in Hampshire.
After education at the Romsey Grammar School, he
continued his studies at Caen in N...
Sir William Petty was a sailor, physician, professor, inventor, surveyor, and member of Parliament, as well as a political economist and statistician. He was born in Romsey, Hampshire, England, on May...