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Irenée-Jules Bienaymé

b. 28 August 1796 d. 19 October 1878
  • E. Seneta
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Abstract

Bienaymé was a civil servant. A disciple of Laplace, he proved the Bienaymé-Chebyshev Inequality some years before Chebyshev, and stated the Criticality Theorem of branching processes completely correctly in 1845. His work on corrrecting the use of the Duvillard life table is perhaps his greatest achievement as a statistician in the public domain.

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Public Domain Civil Servant Great Achievement Discrete Random Variable Fundamental Inequality 
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