Leonhard Euler

1707 - 1783

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Leonhard Euler ( OY-lər, German: [ˈleːɔnhaʁt ˈʔɔʏlɐ] , Swiss Standard German: [ˈleːɔnhart ˈɔʏlər]; 15 April 1707 – 18 September 1783) was a Swiss mathematician, physicist, astronomer, geographer, logician, and engineer who founded the studies of graph theory and topology and made pioneering and influential discoveries in many other branches of mathematics such as analytic number theory, complex analysis, and infinitesimal calculus. He introduced much of modern mathematical terminology and notation, including the notion of a mathematical function. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Leonhard Euler has received more than 5,947,567 page views. His biography is available in 156 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 152 in 2019). Leonhard Euler is the 7th most popular mathematician (down from 6th in 2019), the 2nd most popular biography from Switzerland and the most popular Swiss Mathematician.

Leonhard Euler is most famous for his work in mathematics. He contributed to the fields of geometry, trigonometry, infinitesimal calculus, and graph theory.

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Among mathematicians, Leonhard Euler ranks 7 out of 1,004Before him are Archimedes, Blaise Pascal, Carl Friedrich Gauss, Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi, Euclid, and Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz. After him are Omar Khayyam, Al-Biruni, Hypatia, Bernhard Riemann, Bertrand Russell, and Fibonacci.

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Among people born in 1707, Leonhard Euler ranks 2Before him is Carl Linnaeus. After him are Carlo Goldoni, Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon, Louis I of Spain, Frederick, Prince of Wales, Henry Fielding, Louis-Michel van Loo, Louis, Duke of Brittany, Moshe Chaim Luzzatto, Michel Corrette, and Charles Wesley. Among people deceased in 1783, Leonhard Euler ranks 1After him are Jean le Rond d'Alembert, Étienne Bézout, Johann Adolph Hasse, Grigory Orlov, Carl Linnaeus the Younger, Yosa Buson, Antonio Soler, Franz Xaver Messerschmidt, Johann Kirnberger, Princess Caroline Louise of Hesse-Darmstadt, and Benedict Joseph Labre.

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Leonhard Euler ranks 2 out of 1,015Before him are Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712). After him are Le Corbusier (1887), Paracelsus (1493), Henry Dunant (1828), Carl Jung (1875), Jean Piaget (1896), Ferdinand de Saussure (1857), Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi (1746), Sepp Blatter (1936), Huldrych Zwingli (1484), and Jean-Paul Marat (1743).

Among MATHEMATICIANS In Switzerland

Among mathematicians born in Switzerland, Leonhard Euler ranks 1After him are Johann Bernoulli (1667), Jacob Bernoulli (1654), Gabriel Cramer (1704), Jost Bürgi (1552), Jakob Steiner (1796), Paul Guldin (1577), Nicolaus II Bernoulli (1695), Jean-Robert Argand (1768), Jacques Charles François Sturm (1803), Johann II Bernoulli (1710), and Simon Antoine Jean L'Huilier (1750).