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TRENDING List of Famous Statisticians

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List of famous statisticians, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top statisticians in the world? This includes the most prominent statisticians, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable statisticians is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic statisticians were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned statisticians.

The list you're viewing is made up of many different people, like Harvey Goldstein and Howell Tong.

From reputable, prominent, and well known statisticians to the lesser known statisticians of today, these are some of the best professionals in the statistician field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous statisticians ever?" and "What are the names of famous statisticians?" then you're in the right place. 
Florence Nightingale is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous 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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Milton Friedman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Statisticians
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Milton Friedman was an American economist, statistician and writer who taught at the University of Chicago for more than three decades. He received the 1976 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for his research on consumption analysis, monetary history and theory and the complexity of ...more

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Age: Died at 94 (1912-2006)

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Profession: Researcher, Scientist, Essayist, Economist Writer, + more

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Harvey Goldstein is a British statistician known for his contributions to multilevel modelling methodology and software, and for applying this to educational assessment and league tables. He is currently professor of social statistics in the Centre for Multilevel Modelling at the University of ...more

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Age: 77

Profession: Professor, Statistician

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Howell Tong is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Statisticians
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Howell Tong is a leading pioneer in the field of nonlinear time series analysis, linking it with deterministic chaos. He is the father of the threshold time series models, which have extensive applications in ecology, economics, epidemiology and finance. Since October 1, 2009, he has been an ...more

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Age: 73

Birthplace: Hong Kong, China

Profession: Statistician

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Herman Hollerith is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Statisticians
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Herman Hollerith was an American statistician and inventor who developed a mechanical tabulator based on punched cards to rapidly tabulate statistics from millions of pieces of data. He was the founder of the Tabulating Machine Company that later merged to become IBM. Hollerith is widely regarded as ...more

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Age: Died at 69 (1860-1929)

Birthplace: Buffalo, New York, United States of America

Profession: Businessperson, Inventor, Statistician

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Bjørn Lomborg is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Statisticians
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Bjørn Lomborg is the director of the Copenhagen Consensus Center and a former director of the Environmental Assessment Institute in Copenhagen. He became internationally known for his best-selling and controversial book, The Skeptical Environmentalist. In 2002, Lomborg and the Environmental ...more

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Age: 52

Birthplace: Frederiksberg, Copenhagen, Denmark

Profession: Professor, Political scientist, Scientist, Author Writer, + more

Credits: Cool It

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W. Edwards Deming is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Statisticians
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William Edwards Deming was an American engineer, statistician, professor, author, lecturer, and management consultant. Educated initially as an electrical engineer and later specializing in mathematical physics, he helped develop the sampling techniques still used by the U.S. Department of the ...more

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Age: Died at 93 (1900-1993)

Birthplace: Sioux City, Iowa, United States of America

Profession: Statistician, Engineer

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Persi Diaconis is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Statisticians
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Persi Warren Diaconis is an American mathematician and former professional magician. He is the Mary V. Sunseri Professor of Statistics and Mathematics at Stanford University. He is particularly known for tackling mathematical problems involving randomness and randomization, such as coin flipping and ...more

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Age: 72

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Profession: Mathematician, Professor, Magician, Statistician

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