Arbuthnott, near Inverbervie, Aberdeenshire

The home of 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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An extract from The Mathematical Gazetteer of the British Isles created by David Singmaster