1911 Encyclopædia Britannica/Achenwall, Gottfried

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ACHENWALL, GOTTFRIED (1719-1772), German statistician, was born at Elbing, in East Prussia, in October 1719. He studied at Jena, Halle and Leipzig, and took a degree at the last-named university. He removed to Marburg in 1746, where for two years he read lectures on history and on the law of nature and of nations. Here, too, he commenced those inquiries