Karl Pearson
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"Karl Pearson" Fellow of the Royal Society/FRS was an influential English mathematician and biometrician. He has been credited with establishing the discipline

of mathematical statistics, and contributed significantly to the field of biometrics, meteorology, theories of social Darwinism and eugenics. A major proponent of eugenics, Pearson was also a protégé and biographer of Francis Galton/Sir Francis Galton.

In 1911 he founded the world's first university statistics department at University College London. A sesquicentenary#Latin-derived numerical names/sesquicentenary conference was held in London on 23 March 2007, to celebrate the 150th anniversary of his birth.

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