FranĂ§ois-Charles-Louis Comte (25 August 1782â13 April 1837) was a French lawyer and economist, member of the Chamber of Deputies and the Institute.
He founded the Le Censeur in 1814 with Charles Dunoyer where they defended liberal views. In 1820 he was sentenced to two years in prison on false charges against the king, took refuge in Switzerland, where he successfully completed a course of public law, then in England, where he became friends with Jeremy Bentham.
He returned to France in 1825 and supported the doctrines of Jean-Baptiste Say, and married. He was member of the AcadĂ©mie des Sciences Morales upon its reconstitution (1832), and became its secretary.