Adolphe Quetelet, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Adolphe Quetelet

Belgian astronomer, mathematician, statistician and sociologist

Date of Birth: 22-Feb-1796

Place of Birth: Ghent, Belgium

Date of Death: 17-Feb-1874

Profession: astronomer, naturalist, physicist, mathematician, university teacher, sociologist, statistician, criminologist

Nationality: Belgium

Zodiac Sign: Pisces

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About Adolphe Quetelet

  • Lambert Adolphe Jacques Quetelet FRSFor FRSE (French: [k?tl?] (listen); 22 February 1796 – 17 February 1874) was a Belgian astronomer, mathematician, statistician and sociologist.
  • He founded and directed the Brussels Observatory and was influential in introducing statistical methods to the social sciences.
  • His name is sometimes spelled with an accent as Quételet.
  • He founded the science of anthropometry and developed the body mass index scale, originally called the Quetelet Index.

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