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Sir John Sinclair (1754-1835), 1st Baronet of Ulbster, was a Scottish politician and agricultural reformer, born in Thurso Castle to the family of Earls of Caithness, and educated at the universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow and at Trinity College, Oxford. His reputation as an economist and statistician had been established by the publication, in 1784, of his History of the Public Revenue of the British Empire and Statistical Account of Scotland, published in twenty-one volumes between 1791 and 1799, where he first used the word statistics in the English language, and which effectively became the first systematic attempt to compile social and economic statistics in the country, providing a u

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