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Malthus, Thomas Robert (1766-1834), the onomist, was born near Dorking. At Cambridge he became ninth wrangler and fellow of Jesus. He then took orders, and travelled in France, Switzerland, and the north of Europe. Immediately after leaving Cambridge he had published anonymously (1798) the Essay on the Principle of Population, which in 1803 he acknowledged and extended. From 1805 until his death he was professor of political economy at the East India College at Haileybury. Malthus never approved of so-called Malthusian practices.