Sir John Sinclair
(10 May 1754 - 21 Dec 1835)
Science Quotes by Sir John Sinclair (1 quote)
In 1786, I found that in Germany they were engaged in a species of political inquiry, to which they had given the name of Statistics;… an inquiry for the purpose of ascertaining the political strength of a country, or questions respecting matters of state;… as I thought that a new word, might attract public attention, I resolved on adopting it, and I hope that it is now completely naturalised and incorporated with our language.
— Sir John Sinclair
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