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Arbuthnot, John, 1667-1735

Arnauld, Antoine, 1612-1694

Aubrey, John, 1626-1697

Bachelier, Louis Jean Baptist, 1870-1946

Balfour, Arthur James, 1st Earl of Balfour, 1848--1930

Bayes, Thomas, 1702-1761

Béguelin, Nicholas, 1714-1789

Bernoulli Family

Bernoulli, Daniel, 1700-1782

Bernoulli, James I, 1654-1705

Bernoulli, Jean III, 1744-1807

Bernoulli, Nicholas I, 1687-1759

Bertrand, Joseph Louis François, 1822-1900

Boole, George, 1815-1864

Bortkiewicz, Ladislaus von, 1868-1931

Bowley, Sir Arthur Lyon, 1869-1957

Bravais, Auguste, 1811-1863

Cardano, Girolano, 1501-1576

Carlyle, Thomas, 1795-1881

Chauvenet, William, 1820-1870

Chebyshev, Pavnutii Lvovich 1821-1894

Chesterton, Gilbert Keith, 1874-1936

Cheysson, Emile, 1836-1910

Cornfield, Jerome, 1912-1979

Cournot, Antoine Augustine, 1801-1877

Courtney, Leonard Henry, Lord Courtney, 1832-1918

Cramer, Gabriel, 1704-1752

Crosse, Mrs Andrew (Crosse, Cornelia Augusta Hewitt) (1827-1895)

Daniell, Percy John, 1899-1946

d'Alembert, Jean Le Rond, 1717-1783

De Moivre, Abraham, 1667-1754

De Morgan, Augustus, 1806-1871

Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881

Ebbinghaus, Hermann, 1850-1909

Edgeworth, Francis Ysidro, 1845-1926

Eisenhart, Churchill, 1913-1994

Euler, Leonard, 1707-1783

Farr, William, 1807-1883

Faulhaber, Johann, 1580-1635

Fechner, Gustav Theodor, 1801-1887

Feller, William = Feller, Vilim = Feller, Vilibald Srecko, 1906-1970

Fermat, Pierre de, 1601-1665

Fisher, Sir Ronald Aylmer, 1890-1962

Frenicle de Bessy, Bernard, 1605-1675

Galilei, Gaileo, 1564-1642

Galton, Francis, 1822-1911

Gaulter, Henry

Gauss, Carl Friedrich, 1777-1855

Gosset, William Sealy ("Student"), 1876-1937

Graunt, John, 1620-1674

Hald, Anders, 1913-2007

Halley, Edmund, 1656-1742

Hankins, Frank Hamilton, 1877-1970

Helmert, Friedrich Robert, 1814-1917

Hotelling, Harold, 1895-1973

Huygens, Christiaan, 1625-1695

Jeffreys, Sir Harold, 1891-1989

Jevons, William Stanley, 1835-1882

King, Gregory, 1648-1712

Kolmogorov, Andrei Nikolaevich, 1903-1987

Lagrange, Joseph-Louis, 1736-1813

Lambert, Johann Heinrich, 1728-1777

Laplace, Pierre Simon, Marquis de, 1749-1827

Legendre, Adrien-Marie, 1752-1833

Lexis, Wilhelm, 1837-1914

Macfarlane, Alexander, 1851-1913

Mackay, Thomas, 1849-1912

Malthus, Thomas Robert, 1766-1834

Markov (= Markoff), Andrei Andreevich 1856-1922

Michaelis, G

Minard, Charles Joseph, 1781-1870

Moivre - see De Moivre, Abraham, 1667-1754

Montmort, Pierre Rémond de, 1678-1711

Nightingale, Florence, 1820-1910

Pascal, Blaise, 1623-1662

Pearson, Egon Sharpe, 1895-1980

Pearson, Karl, 1857-1936

Petty, William, 1623-1687

Playfair, William, 1759-1823

Poincaré, Jules Henri, 1822-1900

Price, Richard, 1723-1791

Price, Richard, 1723-1791

Quetelet, Adolphe, 1796-1874

Ramsey, Frank Plumpton, 1903-1930

Salsburg, David

Senn, Stephen

Simpson, Thomas, 1710-1761

Snow, John, 1813-1858

Spearman, Charles, 1863-1945

"Student"- see Gosset, William Sealy, 1876-1937

Tchebysheff, Pavnutii Lvovich 1821-1894 - see Chebyshev, Pavnutii Lvovich 1821-1894

Todhunter, Isaac, 1820-1884

Tukey, John Wilder 1915-2000

Venn, John, 1834-1923

de Witt, Jan, 1625-1672

Wright, Carroll Davidson 1840-1909

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