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Que·te·let

(ket-ĕ-lā'),
Lambert Alphonse Jacques, 1796-1857. Belgian astronomer and mathematician.
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The Belgian scientist Adolphe Quetelet had shown that the chest sizes of Scottish soldiers followed a statistical bell-shaped curve.
Like his contemporary, the Belgian Adolphe Quetelet, he was excited to demonstrate that statistics revealed that deviant behavior had a persistent structuring.
In the early 1800's, LaPlace and Adolphe Quetelet argued vigorously for estimating population in France and Belgium by means of sample surveys.
The assertion by the Belgian statistician Adolphe Quetelet that suicide rates followed a statistical "law," which could be "confirmed year after year," provided additional authenticity for assertions that increases in suicide were a function of the complexity of urban life.
Adolphe Quetelet, Du systeme social et des lois qui le regissent, (Paris, 1848), 88-89 [italics in original].