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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.

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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 highly favourable reputation and became an icon of Victorian culture, especially in the persona of "The Lady with the Lamp" making rounds of wounded soldiers at night. Some recent commentators have asserted Nightingale's achievements in the Crimean War were exaggerated by the media at the time, to satisfy the public's need for a hero. Nevertheless, critics agree on the decisive importance of her ...more

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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 stabilization policy. Friedman's challenges to what he later called "naive Keynesian" theory began with his 1950s reinterpretation of the consumption function, and he became the main advocate opposing Keynesian government policies. In the late 1960s, he described his own approach as using "Keynesian language and apparatus" yet rejecting its "initial" conclusions. During the 1960s, he promoted an ...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 Bristol. From 1977 to 2005, he was professor of statistical methods at the Institute of Education of the University of London. He is the author of a monograph on multilevel statistical models. He was elected a fellow of the British Academy in 1996 and awarded the Guy Medal in silver by the Royal Statistical Society in 1998. ...more

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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 Emeritus Professor at the London School of Economics and was twice holder of the Saw Swee Hock Professorship of Statistics at the National University of Singapore. He was a Distinguished Visiting Professor of Statistics at the University of Hong Kong from 2005 to 2013. Tong went to England in 1961 initially to study. He got his Bachelor of Science in 1966, Master of Science in 1969 and Doctor of ...more

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