Robert Heilbroner, author of Worldly Philosophers: The Lives, Times and Ideas of the Great Economic Thinkers and among the most influential economic historians of the 20th century, has died in New York. He was 85.
Heilbroner, who had suffered for the past three years with Lewy Body
disease, a rare Alzheimer’s-like illness, died of a stroke last
Wednesday, according to his son, David.
Here is an obituary.