Adolphe Quetelet

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Founded and directed the Brussels Observatory and was influential in introducing statistical methods to the social sciences
 

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As a young adult, Quetelet took an interest in astronomy and persuaded the Belgian government to build an observatory. (Details)
The government sent him to study astronomy in Paris, where he met Alexander von Humboldt, Laplace and Fourier When construction began on the Observatory in 1826, Quetelet was sent to Great Britain to buy equipment and to acquaint himself with other observ (Details)
In 1828, he was appointed official astronomer at the Brussels Royal Observatory, and in 1832, moved in. (Details)
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The father of statistical studies
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natural sciences and mathematics
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astronomer
statistician
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1796-02-22
 

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1874-02-17
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Brussels Cemetery
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