The origins of Six Sigma begin with Carl Friedrich Gauss who introduced the concept of the (Bell)Curve by which averages are calculated with to this day.

TIL Gauss personal diaries indicate that he had made several important math discoveries years/decades before his contemporaries published them. Math Historian Temple Bell said that if Gauss had published all of his discoveries in a timely manner, he would

Carl Friedrich Gauss - Wikipedia

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Although he is best known as one of the greatest mathematicians of all time, Carl Friedrich Gauss was also a pioneer in the study of magnetism and electricity.