MATHEMATICIAN

Leonhard Euler

1707 - 1783

Leonhard Euler

Leonhard Euler ( OY-lər; German: [ˈɔʏlɐ] (listen); 15 April 1707 – 18 September 1783) was a Swiss mathematician, physicist, astronomer, geographer, logician and engineer who made important and influential discoveries in many branches of mathematics, such as infinitesimal calculus and graph theory, while also making pioneering contributions to several branches such as topology and analytic number theory. He also introduced much of the modern mathematical terminology and notation, particularly for mathematical analysis, such as the notion of a mathematical function. He is also known for his work in mechanics, fluid dynamics, optics, astronomy and music theory.Euler was one of the most eminent mathematicians of the 18th century and is held to be one of the greatest in history. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Leonhard Euler has received more than 2,996,657 page views. His biography is available in 142 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 7th most popular mathematician.

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Among MATHEMATICIANS

Among MATHEMATICIANS, Leonhard Euler ranks 7 out of 746Before him are Archimedes, Blaise Pascal, Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi, Carl Friedrich Gauss, Euclid, and Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz. After him are Omar Khayyam, Hypatia, Bertrand Russell, Fibonacci, Pierre de Fermat, 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, Henry Fielding, Frederick, Prince of Wales, Louis-Michel van Loo, Charles Wesley, Sir John Pringle, 1st Baronet, and Benjamin Robins. Among people deceased in 1783, Leonhard Euler ranks 1After him are Jean le Rond d'Alembert, Johann Adolph Hasse, Étienne Bézout, Carl Linnaeus the Younger, Yosa Buson, Antonio Soler, Grigory Orlov, Franz Xaver Messerschmidt, Benedict Joseph Labre, Johann Jakob Bodmer, and Princess Caroline Louise of Hesse-Darmstadt.

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Leonhard Euler ranks 2 out of 540Before him are Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712). After him are Le Corbusier (1887), Carl Jung (1875), Paracelsus (1493), Henry Dunant (1828), Jean Piaget (1896), Paul Klee (1879), Huldrych Zwingli (1484), Sepp Blatter (1936), Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi (1746), and Ferdinand de Saussure (1857).