# Karl Pearson (1857-1936)

Karl Pearson (1857-1936) was a person.

**See:**Statistician, Biometrician, Mathematical Statistics, Pearson's Chi-Squared Test, Meteorology, Social Darwinism, Principal Components Analysis.

## References

### 2014

- (Wikipedia, 2014) ⇒ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karl_Pearson Retrieved:2014-9-20.
**Karl Pearson**FRS^{[1]}(originally named**Carl**; 27 March 1857 – 27 April 1936^{[2]}) was an influential English mathematician and biometrician. He has been credited with establishing the disciplineof mathematical statistics,

^{[3]}^{[4]}and contributed significantly to the field of biometrics, meteorology, and theories of Social Darwinism and eugenics.^{[5]}A major proponent of eugenics, Pearson was also a protégé and biographer of Sir Francis Galton.In 1911 he founded the world's first university statistics department at University College London. A sesquicentenary conference was held in London on 23 March 2007, to celebrate the 150th anniversary of his birth.

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- ↑ "[...] the founder of modern statistics, Karl Pearson." – Bronowski, Jacob (1978).
*The Common Sense of Science*, Harvard University Press, p. 128. - ↑ "The Concept of Heredity in the History of Western Culture: Part One,"
*The Mankind Quarterly*, Vol. XXXV, No. 3, p. 237.

### 1901

- (Pearson, 1901) ⇒ Karl Pearson. (1901). “On Lines and Planes of Closest Fit to Systems of Points in Space" In: Philosophical Magazine, 2(11). doi:10.1080/14786440109462720.

### 1900

- (Pearson, 1900) ⇒ Karl Pearson. (1900). “On the criterion that a given system of deviations from the probable in the case of a correlated system of variables is such that it can be reasonably supposed to have arisen from random sampling.” In: Philosophical Magazine Series 5. 50 (302): 157–175. doi:10.1080/14786440009463897.