- Born- February 13, 1766
- Died- December 29, 1834
- Field of Study- Demography, and Macroeconomics
- Nationality- English
- Family Life- Thomas Malthus was the youngest of seven children, he was homeschooled for the time of his primary education by his father Daniel Malthus. He was said to be raised by a faithful and dependable family.
- Life in the time of his discoveries- cotton was .23 cents per yd, flour was .7 cents per lb, bread was .12 cents per loaf. King George lll was ruling England at the time.
- Scientist alive at same time- John Dalton ( proposed that elements are composed of very small particles called atoms).
Facts about Thomas Malthus
- He developed the theory of population growth.
- He was elected to the Royal Society and a member of the Political Economy Club.
- Co- Founder of the Statistical Society of London in 1834.
- Wrote the paper " An Essay on the Principle of Population"
- Influenced Charles Darwins theory of Evolution