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Henry William Watson

(1827—1903) mathematician and Church of England clergyman


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(1827–1903; b. London, England; d. Berkswell, England) English mathematician. Watson was a graduate of KCL in 1846 and Cambridge U in 1850. In 1857 he became mathematics master at Harrow School and, in 1865, rector of Berkswell. During his time at Berkswell he became well known as an author of mathematics books. He collaborated with Galton in developing the theory of branching processes. He was elected FRS in 1881.

From A Dictionary of Statistics in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Probability and Statistics.


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