Francis Galton

1822 - 1911

Francis Galton

Sir Francis Galton, FRS (; 16 February 1822 – 17 January 1911), was an English Victorian era statistician, polymath, sociologist, psychologist, anthropologist, eugenicist, tropical explorer, geographer, inventor, meteorologist, proto-geneticist, and psychometrician. He was knighted in 1909. Galton produced over 340 papers and books. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Francis Galton has received more than 1,526,433 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia making him the most popular statistician.

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Among statisticians, Francis Galton ranks 1 out of 8After him are Thomas Bayes, Pafnuty Chebyshev, Karl Pearson, Ronald Fisher, Jerzy Neyman, Joseph Kruskal, and C. R. Rao.

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Among people born in 1822, Francis Galton ranks 7Before him are Louis Pasteur, Gregor Mendel, Heinrich Schliemann, Ulysses S. Grant, César Franck, and Frédéric Passy. After him are Rudolf Clausius, Rutherford B. Hayes, Étienne Lenoir, Charles Hermite, Edmond de Goncourt, and Francis, Duke of Cádiz. Among people deceased in 1911, Francis Galton ranks 4Before him are Gustav Mahler, Jacobus Henricus van 't Hoff, and Wilhelm Dilthey. After him are Alfred Binet, Pyotr Stolypin, Joseph Pulitzer, Paul Lafargue, Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis, Emilio Salgari, Georg Jellinek, and Maria Pia of Savoy.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Francis Galton ranks 227 out of 5,347Before him are Laurence Olivier (1907), Anthony Giddens (1938), Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley (1545), Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall (1947), Joe Cocker (1944), and Anna Wintour (1949). After him are James George Frazer (1854), Bede (672), Andrew Carnegie (1835), Owen Willans Richardson (1879), Ben Kingsley (1943), and William Henry Bragg (1862).

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Among statisticians born in United Kingdom, Francis Galton ranks 1After him are Thomas Bayes (1702), Karl Pearson (1857), and Ronald Fisher (1890).

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