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Ronald Fisher

1890 - 1962

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Sir Ronald Aylmer Fisher (17 February 1890 – 29 July 1962) was a British polymath who was active as a mathematician, statistician, biologist, geneticist, and academic. For his work in statistics, he has been described as "a genius who almost single-handedly created the foundations for modern statistical science" and "the single most important figure in 20th century statistics". In genetics, his work used mathematics to combine Mendelian genetics and natural selection; this contributed to the revival of Darwinism in the early 20th-century revision of the theory of evolution known as the modern synthesis. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ronald Fisher has received more than 1,647,839 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 49 in 2019). Ronald Fisher is the 5th most popular statistician, the 761st most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 697th in 2019) and the 4th most popular British Statistician.

Ronald Fisher is most famous for his work in population genetics. He is also known for his work in the field of statistics, and for his contributions to the design of experiments.

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Among statisticians, Ronald Fisher ranks 5 out of 9Before him are Francis Galton, Pafnuty Chebyshev, Karl Pearson, and Thomas Bayes. After him are Jerzy Neyman, C. R. Rao, Joseph Kruskal, and Gertrude Mary Cox.

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Among people born in 1890, Ronald Fisher ranks 43Before him are Hans-Valentin Hube, Eduard Dietl, Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna of Russia, Viktor Lutze, Beniamino Gigli, and Nikolai Trubetzkoy. After him are Anthony Fokker, Naum Gabo, Jacques Ibert, Rose Kennedy, Georgy Pyatakov, and Grigory Kulik. Among people deceased in 1962, Ronald Fisher ranks 28Before him are Michael Curtiz, Hans-Jürgen von Arnim, C. Wright Mills, Therese Neumann, Bruno Walter, and Joseph Berchtold. After him are Alfred Cortot, Hans Lammers, Georgios Papanikolaou, Charles Laughton, Jacques Ibert, and Hanns Eisler.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Ronald Fisher ranks 761 out of 7,765Before him are John Balliol (1249), Terence Stamp (1938), George Darwin (1845), Amy Winehouse (1983), John Fowles (1926), and David Coverdale (1951). After him are Philip Sclater (1829), Mungo Park (1771), Edmund Cartwright (1743), Tim Roth (1961), John Ambrose Fleming (1849), and Edmund Allenby, 1st Viscount Allenby (1861).

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Among statisticians born in United Kingdom, Ronald Fisher ranks 4Before him are Francis Galton (1822), Karl Pearson (1857), and Thomas Bayes (1702).