George Kingsley Zipf

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George Kingsley Zipf
George Kingsley Zipf 1917.jpg
1917 photograph from the 1919 Annual of the Freeport High School, Freeport, Illinois
Born (1902-01-07)January 7, 1902
Freeport, Illinois
Died September 25, 1950(1950-09-25) (aged 48)
Newton, Massachusetts
Nationality American
Alma mater Harvard College
Known for Zipf's law
Scientific career
Fields Statistics, linguistics

George Kingsley Zipf (1902–1950) was an American scientist in the fields of linguistics, philology, and statistics. He came up with a law of word frequency in languages which bears his name.