Ronald Fisher

1890 - 1962

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Sir Ronald Aylmer Fisher (17 February 1890 – 29 July 1962) was a British polymath, mathematician, statistician, 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 1,289,816 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). Ronald Fisher is the 5th most popular statistician, the 698th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 616th 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, Thomas Bayes, Pafnuty Chebyshev, and Karl Pearson. 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 38Before him are Anthony Fokker, Groucho Marx, Hermann Joseph Muller, Hans-Valentin Hube, Eduard Dietl, and Viktor Lutze. After him are Karl Harrer, Nikolai Trubetzkoy, Habibullāh Kalakāni, Jacques Ibert, Beniamino Gigli, and Naum Gabo. Among people deceased in 1962, Ronald Fisher ranks 30Before him are René Coty, Therese Neumann, Hans-Jürgen von Arnim, Bruno Walter, Georgios Papanikolaou, and Alfred Cortot. After him are Hans Lammers, Jacques Ibert, Joseph Berchtold, Ivan Meštrović, Hanns Eisler, and Gabriele Münter.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Ronald Fisher ranks 698 out of 6,924Before him are E. M. Forster (1879), James May (1963), Philip Pullman (1946), Thomas Wolsey (1473), John Macleod (1876), and Eric Burdon (1941). After him are Judith of Flanders (844), James Joseph Sylvester (1814), Jessica Tandy (1909), William Pitt the Younger (1759), Edmund Tudor, 1st Earl of Richmond (1430), and John Surtees (1934).

Among STATISTICIANS In United Kingdom

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