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Adolphe Quetelet (1796–1874)

Quetelet, Lambert Adolphe Jacques (kāt-lā’). A Belgian statistician and astronomer; born at Ghent, Feb. 22, 1796; died on Feb. 17, 1874. He was lecturer at the Museum of Science and Literature at Brussels from 1828 to 1834, and director of the Royal Observatory. In 1834 he was made secretary of the Brussels Academy. His principal works were: ‘On Man and the Development of his Faculties,’ and ‘Anthropometry’; but he wrote many others.