Person: David, Florence Nightingale


Florence Nightingale David was an English statistician who worked to increase the opportunities for women to study statistics. She became head of the Statistics Department at the University of California, Riverside. Among her research interests were the history of probability and of statistical ideas.

Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):

Born 23 August 1909, Ivington, near Leominster, England. Died 23 July 1993, Kensington, Contra Costa County, California, USA.

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Origin England, Statistics, Women

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  1. O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive