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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 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 4,935,256 page views. His biography is available in 152 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 145 in 2019). Leonhard Euler is the 6th most popular mathematician (down from 5th 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 6 out of 823Before him are Archimedes, Blaise Pascal, Carl Friedrich Gauss, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, and Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi. After him are Omar Khayyam, Euclid, Hypatia, Bertrand Russell, Al-Biruni, and Bernhard Riemann.

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Contemporaries

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, Duke of Brittany, Louis-Michel van Loo, Moshe Chaim Luzzatto, Michel Corrette, and Charles Wesley. Among people deceased in 1783, Leonhard Euler ranks 1After him are Jean le Rond d'Alembert, Grigory Orlov, Johann Adolph Hasse, Étienne Bézout, Antonio Soler, Yosa Buson, Carl Linnaeus the Younger, Franz Xaver Messerschmidt, Benedict Joseph Labre, Nikita Ivanovich Panin, and Princess Caroline Louise of Hesse-Darmstadt.

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Leonhard Euler ranks 2 out of 876Before him are Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712). After him are Le Corbusier (1887), Paracelsus (1493), Carl Jung (1875), Jean Piaget (1896), Henry Dunant (1828), Ferdinand de Saussure (1857), Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi (1746), Jean-Paul Marat (1743), Sepp Blatter (1936), and Paul Klee (1879).

Among MATHEMATICIANS In Switzerland

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