Adam Smith (1723-1790) was born in Kirkcaldy and retired here in 1767. There is a plaque on the site of his house, 220 High Street, where he lived until 1737 and from 1767 to 1778. The actual house, where he wrote Wealth of Nations (1776), was demolished in 1844. A wall survives and a path is called Adam Smith's Close.
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An extract from The Mathematical Gazetteer of the British Isles created by David Singmaster
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