English writerDied when: 78 years 214 days (943 months)
Star Sign: Virgo
Arthur Young (11 September 1741 – 12 April 1820) was an English writer on agriculture, economics and social statistics.Not himself successful as a farmer, he built on connections and activities as a publicist a substantial reputation as an expert on agricultural improvement.
After the French Revolution of 1789, his views on its politics carried weight as an informed observer, and he became an important opponent of British reformers.
Young is considered a major English writer on agriculture, although he is best known as a social and political observer.
Also read widely were his Tour in Ireland (1780) and Travels in France (1792).