Sir Francis Galton(1822-1911), Biostatistician, human geneticist and founder of the science of eugenics
Sitter in 15 portraits
Pioneered statistical methods in biology, anthropology, and psychology: influenced by Darwin, his cousin, proposed that the human species could be improved by means of selected parenthood. Eugenics, as he called it, enjoyed wide currency around 1900 but was discredited after the rise and fall of Nazism.
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