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Lambert Adolphe Jacques (Adolphe) Quetelet

1796–1874

Belgian statistician. Astronomer, Brussels Royal Observatory, 1828–74. Secretary, Académie royale des sciences et belles-lettres, Brussels, 1834–74. Foreign member, Royal Society of London, 1839.

Sources

BNB

DSB.

Bibliography

BNB: Biographie nationale publiée par l’académie royale des sciences, des lettres et des beaux-arts de Belgique. 44 vols., including 16 supplements. Brussels: H. Thiry-Van Buggenhoudt [and others]. 1866–1986.

DSB: Dictionary of scientific biography. Edited by Charles Coulston Gillispie and Frederic L. Holmes. 18 vols. including index and supplements. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons. 1970–90.

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