MATHEMATICIAN

Leonhard Euler

1707 - 1783

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Leonhard Euler ( OY-lər; German: [ˈɔʏlɐ] (listen); 15 April 1707 – 18 September 1783) was a Swiss mathematician, physicist, astronomer, geographer, logician and engineer who founded the study 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 3,957,653 page views. His biography is available in 145 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 142 in 2019). Leonhard Euler is the 5th most popular mathematician (up from 7th 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

Among mathematicians, Leonhard Euler ranks 5 out of 828Before him are Archimedes, Blaise Pascal, Carl Friedrich Gauss, and Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz. After him are Omar Khayyam, Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi, Euclid, Hypatia, Bertrand Russell, Pierre de Fermat, and Fibonacci.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1707, Leonhard Euler ranks 2Before him is Carl Linnaeus. After him are Carlo Goldoni, Louis I of Spain, Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon, Henry Fielding, Frederick, Prince of Wales, Louis, Duke of Brittany, Louis-Michel van Loo, Charles Wesley, Ernest Frederick II, Duke of Saxe-Hildburghausen, and Johannes Burman. Among people deceased in 1783, Leonhard Euler ranks 1After him are Jean le Rond d'Alembert, Johann Adolph Hasse, Grigory Orlov, Étienne Bézout, Carl Linnaeus the Younger, Yosa Buson, Antonio Soler, Franz Xaver Messerschmidt, Johann Jakob Bodmer, Nikita Ivanovich Panin, and Johann Kirnberger.

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Leonhard Euler ranks 2 out of 749Before him are Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712). After him are Le Corbusier (1887), Carl Jung (1875), Paracelsus (1493), Jean Piaget (1896), Henry Dunant (1828), Ferdinand de Saussure (1857), Huldrych Zwingli (1484), Paul Klee (1879), Jean-Paul Marat (1743), and Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi (1746).

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), Paul Guldin (1577), Jakob Steiner (1796), Jean-Robert Argand (1768), Nicolaus II Bernoulli (1695), Jacques Charles François Sturm (1803), Johann II Bernoulli (1710), and Nicolaus I Bernoulli (1687).