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George Kingsley Zipf

Born: Jan 7, 1902

Death: Sep 25, 1950

Birthplace: Freeport

Profession: Statistician

Nationality: United States

George Kingsley Zipf

Date of Birth : Jan 7, 1902
Date of Death : Sep 25, 1950
Birth Place : Freeport

George Kingsley Zipf, was an American linguist and philologist who studied statistical occurrences in different languages. Zipf earned his bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees from Harvard University, although he also studied at the University of Bonn and the University of Berlin. He was Chairman of the German Department and University Lecturer at Harvard University. He worked with Chinese and demographics, and much of his effort can explain properties of the Internet, distribution of income within nations, and many other collections of data.


  • Statistician

Also known as

  • George K(ingsley) Zipf

Awards Won

  • Guggenheim Fellowship for Natural Sciences, US & Canada
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