August Meitzen (born 16 December 1822 in Breslau; died 19 January 1910 in Berlin) was a German statistician.
He was born in Breslau (now Wrocław, Poland) and educated at Heidelberg and Tübingen. He was a prominent member of the Statistical Bureau, and in 1875 was made professor of the science of statistics and of political economy at the University of Berlin.
His contributions to the science of statistics include:
- Die internationale land- und forstwirtschaftliche Statistik (International statistics on land and forest management; 1873)
- Geschichte, Theorie und Technik der Statistik (History, theory and technique of statistics; 1886)
He also wrote:
- Die Mitverantwortlichkeit der Gebildeten für das Wohl der arbeitenden Klassen (The obligation of the educated to the well-being of the working classes; 1876)