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Walter Bagehot (3 February 182624 March 1877), IPA /ˈbædʒət/(see [[1]]), was a nineteenth century British economist. February 3 is the 34th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... The oldest surviving photograph, Nicéphore Niépce, circa 1826 1826 (MDCCCXXVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... March 24 is the 83rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (84th in Leap years). ... 1877 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... This is a concise version of the International Phonetic Alphabet for English sounds. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... Economics (from the Greek οίκος [oikos], house, and νομος [nomos], rule, hence household management) is a social science that studies the production, distribution, trade and consumption of goods and services. ...

He was born in Langport, Somerset, England. He attended University College London, where he earned a master's degree in 1848. He was called to the Bar, but did not practice, and joined his father in the banking business. He wrote for various periodicals, but gained notice as an early editor of The Economist newspaper, which had been founded by his father-in-law. After taking over in 1861, he expanded the publication's reporting on the United States and on politics, and is considered to have increased its influence among policymakers. Map sources for Langport at grid reference ST4226 Langport is a town in Somerset, England. ... Somerset is a county in the south-west of England. ... Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location within the British Isles Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area – Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population – Total (mid-2004) – Total (2001 Census) – Density Ranked 1st UK... University College London, commonly known as UCL, is one of the colleges that make up the University of London. ... A masters degree is an academic degree usually awarded for completion of a postgraduate or graduate course of one to three years in duration. ... A bank is an institution that provides financial service, particularly taking deposits and extending credit. ... The Economist is a weekly news and international affairs publication of The Economist Newspaper Limited in London. ...

In 1867, he wrote a book called The English Constitution which explored the constitution of the United Kingdom, specifically the functioning of Parliament and the British monarchy and the contrasts between British and American government. The book is a standard work which was translated into several languages. The English Constitution is a book by Walter Bagehot. ... The Houses of Parliament, seen over Westminster Bridge The Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is the supreme legislative institution in the United Kingdom and British overseas territories (it alone has parliamentary sovereignty). ... This article describes the British monarchy from the perspective of the United Kingdom. ... The U.S. Constitution, adopted in 1789 by a constitutional convention, sets down the basic framework of American government in its seven articles. ...

He also wrote Physics and Politics (1872), and Lombard Street (1873), a valuable financial work.

A collection of essays, biographical and economic, was published after his death.

In honour of his achievements The Economist named its weekly column on British politics after him and every year the British Political Studies Association awards the Walter Bagehot Prize for the best dissertation in the field of government and public administration. The Political Studies Association exists to develop and promote the study of politics. ...


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