Gottfried Leibniz

lived from 1646 to 1716

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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http://www-history.mcs.st-andrews.ac.uk/Mathematicians/Leibniz.html