Francis Ysidro Edgeworth (1845-1927) was among the most subtle minds to grace the history of statistics. His life and work both exhibited paradoxical aspects which will be reviewed to highlight his significant contributions.
Keywords: History of statistics; Edgeworth
Biography: Stephen M. Stigler is a Professor of Statistics at the University of Chicago. His published research includes two books on the history of statistics. He served as President of the ISI during 2003-2005.