Lambert Adolphe Jacques Quetelet

1796 - 1874

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Adolphe Quetelet was a Flemish scientist who was influenced by Pierre Laplace and Joseph Fourier. He was the first to use the normal curve other than as an error law.
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Honours awarded to Adolphe Quetelet
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Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh1835
Fellow of the Royal Society1839
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