The New International Encyclopædia/Meitzen, August
MEITZEN, mīts'en, August (1822-). A German statistician, born in Breslau and educated at Heidelberg and Tübingen. He was a prominent member of the Statistical Bureau, and in 1875 was made professor of the science of statistics and of political economy at the University of Berlin. His contributions to the science of statistics include: Die internationale land- und forstwirtschaftliche Statistik (1873) and Geschichte, Theorie und Technik der Statistik (1886); and he also wrote Die Mitverantwortlichkeit der Gebildeten für das Wohl der arbeitenden Klassen (1876).