Mathematician:Leonard Henry Caleb Tippett

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English statistician who pioneered extreme value theory.

Died tragically young, killed in a traffic accident at the age of $83$.




  • Born: 8 May 1902, in London, England
  • Died: 9 November 1985 St Austell, England

Theorems and Definitions


  • 1927: Random Sampling Numbers
  • 1931: Methods of Statistics (further editions 1948, 1952)
  • 1960: Statistical Methods for Textile Technologists (with T. Murphy and K. P. Norris) (further editions 1963, 1973, 1979)
  • 1969: A Portrait of the Lancashire Textile Industry

Also known as

Professionally known as L.H.C. Tippett or, occasionally, L.C. Tippett,