Galton, Francis

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Galton, Francis Gender: M
born on 16 February 1822 at 21:00 (= 9:00 PM )
Place Birmingham, England, 52n30, 1w50
Timezone LMT m1w50 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Wemyss
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 27°42' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 27°58 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 07°51'

Francis Galton


British anthropologist and meteorologist who made significant contributions to psychology and to genetics, the founder of Biostatistics. He laid the foundation for a political movement, Eugenics, considered important during the first half of the 20th century. He was the cousin of Charles Darwin. With an interest in psychology, meteorology and geography, he graduated from Cambridge and traveled widely. One of his noted books include "Hereditary Genius," 1869.

Galton had a severe mental breakdown in the early 1840s. He died 1/17/1911, Haslemere, England.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Wemyss No.98 "about 9 o'clock in the evening, as recorded in a letter of his sister, Emma." See, "Life of Galton, Karl Pearson, 1914, Vol 1, p.62.


  • Traits : Mind : Exceptional mind
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Nervous Breakdown (Severe breakdown in early 1840s)
  • Family : Childhood : Family noted (Cousin of Charles Darwin)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 88)
  • Vocation : Healing Fields : Psychologist
  • Vocation : Science : Anthropology
  • Vocation : Science : Biology (Genetics)
  • Vocation : Science : Geology (Meteorology)
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator (Eugenics foundation)