Born on 27th of March 1857
Died on 27th of April 1936
Pearsonís early academic career involved studying mathematics at Kingís College, Cambridge, physics and metaphysics in Heidelberg (where his original name Carl became, and stuck as, Karl), Roman Law, German literature and Socialism in Berlin, and the law at both Lincolnís Inn and Inner Temple. He eventually focussed somewhat on mathematics, especially statistics, with professorships at UCL, KCL, and Gresham College. He was a convinced eugenicist, much of his mathematical work linked to that subject, but also a freethinker whose socialist principles saw him refuse a knighthood.
More famous Britons here
Contributors: Do you have a site related to Karl Pearson?
Supply some content for this page and we will gladly add a link to your site. Email here.
3270 views since 20th December 2007
On this day: