Category:Francis Galton

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Deutsch: Sir Francis Galton (* 16. Februar 1822 in Sparkbrook, Birmingham; † 17. Januar 1911 in Haslemere, Surrey) war ein britischer Naturforscher und Schriftsteller. Er wurde 1909 zum Ritter geschlagen und war – wie auch sein Halbcousin Charles Darwin – ein Enkel von Erasmus Darwin.
English: Sir Francis Galton F.R.S. (16 February 1822 – 17 January 1911), half-cousin of Charles Darwin, was an English Victorian polymath, anthropologist, eugenicist, tropical explorer, geographer, inventor, meteorologist, proto-geneticist, psychometrician, and statistician. He was knighted in 1909.

Francis Galton 
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British polymath: geographer, statistician, pioneer in eugenics
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Date of birth16 February 1822
Date of death17 January 1911
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Field of work
  • Samuel Tertius Galton
Award received
  • Fellow of the Royal Society
  • Copley Medal (1910)
  • Royal Medal
  • Knight Bachelor (26 June 1909)
  • Huxley Memorial Medal (1901)
  • Darwin Medal (1902, For his numerous contributions to the exact study of heredity & variation contained in "Hereditary Genius", "Natural Inheritance", and other writings.)
  • Darwin–Wallace Medal (1908)
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