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1861-08-08 - 1926-02-08
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William Bateson (Robin Hood's Bay, 8 August 1861 – 8 February 1926) was an English geneticist and a Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge. He was the first person to use the term genetics to describe the study of heredity and biological inheritance, and the chief populariser of the ideas of Gregor Mendel following their rediscovery in 1900 by Hugo de Vriesand Carl Correns. In his later years he was a friend and confidant of the German Erwin Baur. Their correspondence includes their discussion of eugenics.
His son was the anthropologist and cyberneticist Gregory Bateson.
For more information, see Wikipedia entry at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Bateson .
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