**John Arbuthnot**(1667-1735), who in 1692 translated

**Christiaan Huygens**' book on probability into English as

*Of the laws of chance*, and in 1712 gave the first example of a mathematical statistical inference when considering the imbalance of male and female births.

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Gazetteer Index | Main MacTutor index |

An extract from

*The Mathematical Gazetteer of the British Isles*created by David Singmaster

The original site is at THIS LINK