Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz

1646 - 1716

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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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List of References (228 books/articles)

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  1. Leibniz's calculating machine
  2. Another picture of it.
  3. Charles Bossut on Leibniz and Newton

Honours awarded to Gottfried Leibniz
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Fellow of the Royal Society1673
Lunar featuresCrater Leibnitz
Paris street namesRue Leibnitz and Square Leibnitz (18th Arrondissement)
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Other Web sites
  1. Encyclopaedia Britannica
  2. Astroseti (A Spanish translation of this biography)
  3. NNDB
  4. The Galileo Project
  5. Rouse Ball
  6. Leibniz translations
  7. G Don Allen
  8. Kevin Brown (Leibniz on computers)
  9. The Catholic Encyclopedia
  10. Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
  11. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
  12. H K Strick
  13. Mathematical Genealogy Project

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