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Francis Galton
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Born in Birmingham, West Midlands
Born on 16th of February 1822
Died on 17th of January 1911

Born 1822. Died 1911 - Scientist.

Studied medicine at Birmingham Hospital and King’s College London. Published Meteorographica (1863), his investigations into meteorology were the basis for modern weather maps. Supported the evolutionary theories of Charles Darwin. Founded the study of eugenics. Researched colour blindness and mental imagery. Elected FRS in 1856 and knighted in 1909.

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