Statisticians

Statisticians are professionals who gather, analyze, and interpret data to aid in business decision-making processes. They apply statistical methods and models to real-world problems. Known about famous statisticians, such as Florence Nightingale, Nate Silver, Ronald Fisher, Maurice René Fréchet and many more.

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 1 Nate Silver

Nate Silver
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Famous As: Statistician
Birthdate: January 13, 1978
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

 2 W. Edwards Deming

W. Edwards Deming
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Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: October 14, 1900
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American
Died: December 20, 1993
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 3 Hans Rosling

Hans Rosling
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Famous As: Statistician
Birthdate: July 27, 1948
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Swedish
Died: February 7, 2017

 4 Ronald Fisher

Ronald Fisher
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Famous As: Statistician
Birthdate: February 17, 1890
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: British
Died: July 29, 1962
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 5 Karl Pearson

Karl Pearson
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Famous As: Mathematician, Historian of mathematics, Statistician, Historian, Philosopher, Biographer
Birthdate: March 27, 1857
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: British
Died: April 27, 1936

 6 Thomas Bayes

Thomas Bayes
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Famous As: Mathematician, Statistician
Birthdate: 1702 AD
Nationality: British
Died: April 7, 1761
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 7 Edward Tufte

Edward Tufte
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Famous As: Statistician
Birthdate: March 14, 1942
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American
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 8 John Wilder Tukey

John Wilder Tukey
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Famous As: Mathematician
Birthdate: June 16, 1915
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American
Died: July 26, 2000
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 9 David Blackwell

David Blackwell
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Famous As: Statistician
Birthdate: April 24, 1919
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
Died: July 8, 2010

 10 S. R. Srinivasa Varadhan

S. R. Srinivasa Varadhan
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Famous As: Mathematician
Birthdate: January 2, 1940
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Indian
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 11 William Petty

William Petty
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Famous As: Economist
Birthdate: May 26, 1623
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: British
Died: December 16, 1687

 12 David Cox

David Cox
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Famous As: Statistician
Birthdate: July 15, 1924
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: British

 13 John Graunt

John Graunt
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Famous As: Statistician
Birthdate: April 24, 1620
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: British
Died: April 18, 1674

 14 Christopher A. Sims

Christopher A. Sims
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Famous As: Professor
Birthdate: October 21, 1942
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American
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 15 Corrado Gini

Corrado Gini
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Famous As: Statistician
Birthdate: May 23, 1884
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Italian
Died: March 13, 1965

 16 Arthur Young

Arthur Young
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Famous As: English writer
Birthdate: September 11, 1741
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: British
Died: April 12, 1820
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 17 Harold Jeffreys

Harold Jeffreys
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Famous As: Mathematical statistician
Birthdate: April 22, 1891
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: British
Died: March 18, 1989

 18 E. Morton Jellinek

E. Morton Jellinek
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Famous As: Physiologist
Birthdate: August 15, 1890
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American
Died: October 22, 1963

 19 Lancelot Hogben

Lancelot Hogben
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Famous As: Medical Statistician
Birthdate: December 9, 1895
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: British
Died: August 22, 1975

 20 Edith Abbott

Edith Abbott
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Famous As: Economist
Birthdate: September 26, 1876
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American
Died: July 28, 1957

 21 William Fielding Ogburn

William Fielding Ogburn
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Famous As: Sociologist
Birthdate: June 29, 1886
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American
Died: April 27, 1959

 22 Maurice René Fréchet

Maurice René Fréchet
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Famous As: Mathematician
Birthdate: September 2, 1878
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: French
Died: June 4, 1973

 23 Ernst Engel

Ernst Engel
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Famous As: Statistician
Birthdate: March 26, 1821
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: German
Died: December 8, 1896

 24 Henry Schultz

Henry Schultz
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Famous As: Economist
Birthdate: September 4, 1893
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Belarusian, American
Died: November 26, 1938

 25 Mollie Orshansky

Mollie Orshansky
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Famous As: Economist
Birthdate: January 9, 1915
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American
Died: December 18, 2006

 26 Gregory King

Gregory King
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Famous As: Statistician
Birthdate: December 15, 1648
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: British
Died: August 29, 1712

 27 Julian Peto

Julian Peto
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Famous As: Statistician
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Nationality: British

 28 Johannes Nikolaus Tetens

Johannes Nikolaus Tetens
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Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: September 16, 1736
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: German
Died: August 17, 1807

 29 Jacques Bertillon

Jacques Bertillon
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Famous As: Statistician
Birthdate: November 11, 1851
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: French
Died: July 7, 1922

 30 Otis Dudley Duncan

Otis Dudley Duncan
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Famous As: Sociologist
Birthdate: December 2, 1921
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
Died: November 16, 2004

 31 Clément Juglar

Clément Juglar
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Famous As: Doctor
Birthdate: October 15, 1819
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: French
Died: February 28, 1905

 32 Florence Nightingale

Florence Nightingale
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Famous As: Founder of Modern Nursing
Birthdate: May 12, 1820
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: British
Died: August 13, 1910
The Lady with the Lamp Florence Nightingale is remembered for her relentless efforts in nursing soldiers during the Crimean War. She founded London’s St Thomas' Hospital to train nurses. She also pioneered the use of the polar area diagram and was the first female member of the Royal Statistical Society.

 33 Stefano Franscini

Stefano Franscini
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: October 23, 1796
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Swiss
Died: July 19, 1857

 34 Alfredo Niceforo

Alfredo Niceforo
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Famous As: Statistician
Birthdate: January 23, 1876
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Italian
Died: March 10, 1960

 35 Douglas George Chapman

Douglas George Chapman
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Famous As: Mathematical statistician
Birthdate: March 20, 1920
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Canadian
Died: July 9, 1996
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