• Born date: 1804-10-28
  • Born in: Brussels
  • Death date: 1849-02-15
  • Death in: Brussels
Pierre François Verhulst

Pierre François Verhulst (28 October 1804, Brussels – 15 February 1849, Brussels) was a mathematician and a doctor in number theory from the University of Ghent in 1825. Verhulst published in 1838 the equation:when N(t) represents number of individuals at time t, r the intrinsic growth rate and K is the carrying capacity, or the maximum number of individuals that the environment can support.