Karl Pearson

1857 - 1936

Karl Pearson

Karl Pearson (; born Carl Pearson; 27 March 1857 – 27 April 1936) was an English mathematician and biostatistician. He has been credited with establishing the discipline of mathematical statistics. He founded the world's first university statistics department at University College, London in 1911, and contributed significantly to the field of biometrics and meteorology. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Karl Pearson has received more than 600,430 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 4th most popular statistician.

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Among statisticians, Karl Pearson ranks 4 out of 8Before him are Francis Galton, Thomas Bayes, and Pafnuty Chebyshev. After him are Ronald Fisher, Jerzy Neyman, Joseph Kruskal, and C. R. Rao.

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Among people born in 1857, Karl Pearson ranks 24Before him are Antoni Grabowski, Paul Doumer, Axel Munthe, Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovich of Russia, Ronald Ross, and Thorstein Veblen. After him are Alexander of Battenberg, Andrija Mohorovičić, Lucien Lévy-Bruhl, Joseph Babinski, Georg Michaelis, and Aleksandr Lyapunov. Among people deceased in 1936, Karl Pearson ranks 28Before him are Karl Kraus, Moritz Schlick, José Antonio Primo de Rivera, Premchand, Charles Nicolle, and Hans von Seeckt. After him are Andrija Mohorovičić, Robert E. Howard, Buenaventura Durruti, Henry Louis Le Chatelier, Anne Sullivan, and Mehmet Akif Ersoy.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Karl Pearson ranks 513 out of 5,347Before him are Nigel Mansell (1953), Thomas Cranmer (1489), Thomas Cromwell (1485), Tilda Swinton (1960), Frederick Forsyth (1938), and Charlie Watts (1941). After him are Antony Hewish (1924), Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn (1767), Tom Jones (1940), Jean Simmons (1929), Harold Wilson (1916), and Banksy (1970).

Among STATISTICIANS In United Kingdom

Among statisticians born in United Kingdom, Karl Pearson ranks 3Before him are Francis Galton (1822) and Thomas Bayes (1702). After him are Ronald Fisher (1890).

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