Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz

1646 - 1716

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Gottfried Leibniz was a German mathematician who developed the present day notation for the differential and integral calculus though he never thought of the derivative as a limit. His philosophy is also important and he invented an early calculating machine.
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List of References (228 books/articles)

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  1. Leibniz's calculating machine
  2. Another picture of it.
  3. Charles Bossut on Leibniz and Newton

Honours awarded to Gottfried Leibniz
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Fellow of the Royal Society1673
Lunar featuresCrater Leibnitz
Paris street namesRue Leibnitz and Square Leibnitz (18th Arrondissement)
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Other Web sites
  1. Encyclopaedia Britannica
  2. Astroseti (A Spanish translation of this biography)
  3. NNDB
  4. The Galileo Project
  5. Bellevue College USA
  6. Rouse Ball
  7. Leibniz translations
  8. G Don Allen
  1. Gregory Brown
  2. Don Rutherford
  3. Kevin Brown (Leibniz on computers)
  4. The Catholic Encyclopedia
  5. Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
  6. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
  7. Mathematical Genealogy Project

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