Person: Von Leibniz, Gottfried Wilhelm


Gottfried Leibniz was a German mathematician who developed the present day notation for the differential and integral calculus though he never thought of the derivative as a limit. His philosophy is also important and he invented an early calculating machine.

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Born 1 July 1646, Leipzig, Saxony (now Germany). Died 14 November 1716, Hannover, Hanover (now Germany).

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Algebra, Analysis, Ancient Indian, Astronomy, Geography, Geometry, Origin Germany, Number Theory, Physics, Set Theory, Special Numbers And Numerals

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