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Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz

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Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz


Born
in Leipzig, Germany
July 01, 1646

Died
November 14, 1716

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Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz was a German polymath and philosopher.

He occupies a prominent place in the history of mathematics and the history of philosophy. Most scholars believe Leibniz developed calculus independently of Isaac Newton, and Leibniz's notation has been widely used ever since it was published. It was only in the 20th century that his Law of Continuity and Transcendental Law of Homogeneity found mathematical implementation (by means of non-standard analysis). He became one of the most prolific inventors in the field of mechanical calculators. While working on adding automatic multiplication and division to Pascal's calculator, he was the first to describe a pinwheel calculator in 1685 and invented the Leibniz wheel, used in
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“This is the best of all possible worlds.”
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz

“He who hasn't tasted bitter things hasn't earned sweet things.”
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, Discourse on Metaphysics and Other Essays

“Nihil est sine ratione.
[There is nothing without a reason.]”
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz

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