Annals of Universal Statistics

When visiting the highly interesting Museo del Risorgimento in Milano last week, I came across the following item:stating that some Italian intellectuals started publishing the Annali universali di statistica [instead of the Annals of Universal Statistics!] in 1824 as a mean to defend nationalist and republican ideas again the Austrian censorship and oppression. Statistics being then considered as a fundamental tool supporting political economics and scientific forms of government.

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