Carl Friedrich Gauss

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Birthday
30, 1777
Birthplace
Braunschweig, Germany
Death Date
Feb 23, 1855 (77)
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Birthday
30, 1777
Birthplace
Braunschweig, Germany
Death Date
Feb 23, 1855 (77)

About

German mathematician who created Gauss's Law, Gauss's Law for Magnetism, and the process of degaussing, among many other contributions.

Before Fame

He was a child prodigy who had completed the text Disquisitiones Arithmeticae by the time he was twenty-one.

Trivia

He developed a method to plot the location of planets when he was twenty three.

Family Life

He had three children with his first wife, Johanna Osthoff, and three children with his second wife, Friederica Wilhelmine Waldeck.

Associated With

Like Hendrik Lorentz, he was a winner of the Copley Medal.