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List of famous female statisticians, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest female statisticians list contains the most prominent and top females known for being statisticians. There are thousand of females working as statisticians in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic statisticians have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a female aspiring to be a statistician then the people below should give you inspiration.

This list has a variety of people in it, from Grace Wahba to Jessica Utts.

While this isn't a list of all female statisticians, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female statisticians?" and "Who are the best female statisticians?"
Florence Nightingale is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Female Statisticians
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Florence Nightingale, OM, RRC was a celebrated English social reformer and statistician, and the founder of modern nursing. She came to prominence while serving as a manager of nurses trained by her during the Crimean War, where she organised the tending to wounded soldiers. She gave nursing a ...more

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Age: Died at 90 (1820-1910)

Birthplace: Florence, Italy

Profession: Nurse, Statistical graphics, Nursing, Writer Statistician

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F. N. David


Florence Nightingale David, also known as F. N. David was an English statistician, born in Ivington, Herefordshire, England. She was named after Florence Nightingale, who was a friend of her parents. ...more

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Age: Died at 84 (1909-1993)

Birthplace: Ivington, United Kingdom

Profession: Statistician

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Enid Charles


Enid Charles was a socialist, feminist and statistician who was a pioneer in the fields of demography and population statistics. She was born Dorothy Enid Charles in Denbigh, Wales. She obtained a bachelor's degree in mathematics, economics and statistics at Newnham College, Cambridge University and ...more

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Age: Died at 78 (1894-1972)

Birthplace: United Kingdom

Profession: Statistician

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Gertrude Mary Cox is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Female Statisticians
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Gertrude Mary Cox was an influential American statistician and founder of the department of Experimental Statistics at North Carolina State University. She was later appointed director of both the Institute of Statistics of the Consolidated University of North Carolina and the Statistics Research ...more

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Age: Died at 78 (1900-1978)

Birthplace: Iowa, United States of America

Profession: Mathematician, Statistician

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Helen Berg was an American statistician and politician. Berg served as the first female mayor of Corvallis, Oregon, from 1994 until 2006. She was also the longest serving mayor of Corvallis to date. ...more

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Age: Died at 78 (1932-2010)

Profession: Politician, Statistician

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Elizabeth Scott was an American mathematician specializing in statistics. Scott was born in Fort Sill, Oklahoma. Her family moved to Berkeley, California when she was 4 years old. She attended the University of California, Berkeley where she studied mathematics and astronomy. There were few options ...more

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Age: Died at 71 (1917-1988)

Birthplace: Fort Sill, Lawton, Oklahoma, United States of America

Profession: Mathematician, Statistician

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Stella Vivian Cunliffe MBE was a British statistician. She was the first female president of the Royal Statistical Society. She was educated at Parsons Mead, Ashtead and the London School of Economics where she gained a BSc. ...more

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Age: Died at 95 (1917-2012)

Profession: Mathematician, Statistician

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Grace Wahba is the I. J. Schoenberg Professor of Statistics at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. She is a pioneer in methods for smoothing noisy data. Best known for the development of generalized cross-validation and "Wahba's problem", she has developed methods with applications in demographic ...more

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Age: 82

Profession: Statistician

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