August Meitzen

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August Meitzen (born 16 December 1822, in Breslau; died 19 January 1910, in Berlin) was a German statistician.

Biography[edit]

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 an associate professor of political sciences (Staatswissenschaften) at the University of Berlin (honorary professor from 1892).[1]

Works[edit]

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:

  • Der Boden und die landwirthschaftlichen Verhältnisse des Preussischen Staates ("The soil and the agricultural conditions of the Prussian state"; 8 volumes and 2 atlases, 1868–1908).
  • Die Mitverantwortlichkeit der Gebildeten für das Wohl der arbeitenden Klassen (The obligation of the educated to the well-being of the working classes; 1876).
  • Siedelung und Agrarwesen der Westgermanen und Ostgermanen, der Kelten, Römer, Finnen und Slawen ("Settlement and agriculture of the west and east Germans, the Celts, Romans, Finns and Slavs"; 1895).[2]

He was the author of several biographies in the Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie.[3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Meitzen, August In: Neue Deutsche Biographie (NDB). Band 16, Duncker & Humblot, Berlin 1990, ISBN 3-428-00197-4, S. 734 f.
  2. ^ August Meitzen de.Wikisource (bibliography)
  3. ^ Kategorie:ADB:Autor:August Meitzen at Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie

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