The importance of Benjamin Gompertz for the analysis of mortality patterns
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This year marks 150 years since the death of Benjamin Gompertz, a famous mathematician and actuary. This article offers a short biography and then focuses on Gompertz’s analysis of human mortality pattern. It also mentions later modifications to Gompertz’s mortality law and other possible models of old-age human mortality.