Sir Francis Galton


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Noun1.Sir Francis Galton - English scientist (cousin of Charles Darwin) who explored many fields including heredity, meteorology, statistics, psychology, and anthropologySir Francis Galton - English scientist (cousin of Charles Darwin) who explored many fields including heredity, meteorology, statistics, psychology, and anthropology; founder of eugenics and first to use fingerprints for identification (1822-1911)
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In 1874, Sir Francis Galton published "English Men of Science: Their Nature and Nurture," in which he advanced his ideas about the dominance of hereditary factors in intelligence and character at the beginning of the eugenics movement.
In the late 1800s, Sir Francis Galton became known as the scientist who devised a classification system for identifying common patterns in fingerprints.
The concept of people who cannot visualise was first identified by the polymath Sir Francis Galton in 1880.
Sir Francis Galton in 1892, published a book called "Fingerprints," in which he outlined a fingerprint classification system.
The Victorian polymath and trailblazer in the study of psychology (long before Freud) and heredity Sir Francis Galton (1822-1911) included a study of the achievements of the Clasper family in his groundbreaking book Hereditary Genius, published in 1869.
While most people are familiar with the life and work of Charles Darwin, many have all but forgotten the name of his equally brilliant cousin, Birmingham-born Sir Francis Galton.
SIR FRANCIS GALTON, I have to warn you, was a rather unpleasant man.
Watt a lot of interesting folk buried in the Midlands Famous names to seek out in the Midlands include: Dudley-born 'Busby Babe' Duncan Edwards -Dudley Cemetery, Stourbridge Road, Dudley William Shakespeare - Holy Trinity Churchyard, Stratford-upon-Avon Edward John Smith, captain of the Titanic - Etruria Methodist Church Cemetery, Stoke-on-Trent James Watt, inventor of the steam engine - St Mary Churchyard, Handsworth, Birmingham John Cadbury - Witton Cemetery, Birmingham Enoch Powell - Warwick Cemetery, Warwick Pat Roach, wrestler and actor - Bromsgrove Cemetery, Bromsgrove Sir Francis Galton, founder of science of eugenics - St Michael and All Angels Churchyard, Claverdon, Warwickshire.