Adolphe Quetelet

Statistician, Academic

1796 – 1874

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Who was Adolphe Quetelet?

Lambert Adolphe Jacques Quetelet was a Belgian astronomer, mathematician, statistician and sociologist. He founded and directed the Brussels Observatory and was influential in introducing statistical methods to the social sciences. His name is sometimes spelled with an accent as Quételet.

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Born
Feb 22, 1796
Ghent
Also known as
  • Lambert Adolphe Jacques Quételet
  • Lambert-Adolphe-Jacques Quetelet
Parents
Nationality
  • Belgium
Profession
Education
  • Ghent University
Died
Feb 17, 1874
Brussels
Resting place
Brussels Cemetery

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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