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  • 1723 - 1790
    Life of the philosopher and economist Adam Smith.
  • c. 5 Jun 1723
    Adam Smith is born in Kirkcaldy, Scotland.
  • 1740 - 1746
    Adam Smith studies at Balliol College, Oxford.
  • 1751
    Adam Smith is appointed the Professor of Logic at the University of Glasgow.
  • 1752 - 1764
    Adam Smith is Professor of Moral Philosophy at the University of Glasgow.
  • 1759
    Adam Smith's The Theory of Moral Sentiments is published.
  • 1766
    Adam Smith acts as advisor to the British Chancellor of the Exchequer.
  • 1776
    Adam Smith's The Wealth of Nations is published.
  • 1778
    Adam Smith is appointed customs commissioner in Edinburgh.
  • 17 Jul 1790
    Adam Smith dies in Edinburgh.
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