Thomas Bayes

1702 - 1761

Thomas Bayes

Thomas Bayes (; c. 1701 – 7 April 1761) was an English statistician, philosopher and Presbyterian minister who is known for formulating a specific case of the theorem that bears his name: Bayes' theorem. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Thomas Bayes has received more than 471,574 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 2nd most popular statistician.

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Among statisticians, Thomas Bayes ranks 2 out of 8Before him are Francis Galton. After him are Pafnuty Chebyshev, Karl Pearson, Ronald Fisher, Jerzy Neyman, Joseph Kruskal, and C. R. Rao.

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Among people born in 1702, Thomas Bayes ranks 2Before him is Anne Bonny. After him are Emperor Nakamikado, Jean-Étienne Liotard, Maria Clementina Sobieska, Muhammad Shah, Legall de Kermeur, William Fermor, Jack Sheppard, and Francesco Zuccarelli. Among people deceased in 1761, Thomas Bayes ranks 1After him are Samuel Richardson, Archduke Charles Joseph of Austria, Pieter van Musschenbroek, Stephen Hales, Thomas Simpson, Tokugawa Ieshige, Charlotte Aglaé d'Orléans, Clemens August of Bavaria, Tarabai, John Dollond, and Charles Louis Auguste Fouquet, duc de Belle-Isle.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Thomas Bayes ranks 358 out of 5,347Before him are Mary of Teck (1867), Daphne du Maurier (1907), Roger Penrose (1931), Joshua Reynolds (1723), Thomas Carlyle (1795), and Thomas Paine (1737). After him are Francis William Aston (1877), Gordon Banks (1937), Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma (1900), Jeremy Irons (1948), Arthur, Prince of Wales (1486), and William Kidd (1645).

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Among statisticians born in United Kingdom, Thomas Bayes ranks 2Before him are Francis Galton (1822). After him are Karl Pearson (1857) and Ronald Fisher (1890).

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