Law, John


Law, John
   R Headmaster of Gore district Grammar School, Upper Canada, 4; Egerton Ryerson studies under, 5.

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  • Law,John — Law, John. 1671 1729. Scottish financier active in France, where he engaged in highly profitable speculation on the development of Louisiana. The investment scheme ultimately collapsed, and he fled the country in ruin (1720). * * * …   Universalium

  • Law, John — (1671 1729)    Scottish born financier    Best known as the founder of the notorious Mississippi scheme, John Law was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, and, after having studied banking in various European countries, settled in Paris in 1715. A year… …   France. A reference guide from Renaissance to the Present

  • Law, John — (baptized April 21, 1671, Edinburgh, Scot. died March 21, 1729, Venice) Scottish monetary reformer. In 1705 he published the banking reform plan Money and Trade Considered, in which, unlike other mercantilists, he proposed a central bank as an… …   Universalium

  • LAW, JOHN —    financier and speculator, son of a goldsmith and banker, born at Edinburgh; was early noted for his calculating power; visiting London in 1691 he got into debt, sold his estate, killed a man in a duel, and escaped to Amsterdam, where he… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Law, John — (bautizado el 21 abr. 1671, Edimburgo, Escocia–21 mar. 1729, Venecia). Reformador escocés del sistema monetario. En 1705 publicó su plan de reforma bancaria Consideraciones sobre el numerario y el comercio, en el cual, a diferencia de otros… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • John Doe — / jän dō/ n: a party to legal proceedings (as a suspect) whose true name is unknown or withheld compare jane roe, richard roe Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • John Doe summons — n: a summons made out to an unidentified defendant who is referred to in the summons as John Doe Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • John Adams — When future president John Adams came to court in Boston to be sworn in as an attorney he forgot to bring his lawyer sponsor to attest to his skill and honesty. Another attorney stepped forward and swore to Adams’s talent, saving the young man… …   Law dictionary

  • john — / jän/ n: a prostitute s client Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • Law is a bottomless pit. — Law is a bottomless pit. Law is a bottomless pit. John Arbuthnot Nolo’s Plain English Law Dictionary. Gerald N. Hill, Kathleen Thompson Hill. 2009 …   Law dictionary