Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz

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Birthday
1, 1646
Birthplace
Leipzig, Germany
Death Date
Nov 14, 1716 (70)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
1, 1646
Birthplace
Leipzig, Germany
Death Date
Nov 14, 1716 (70)

About

German philosopher and mathematician who was an important figure in the history of mathematics and the history of philosophy due to his extensive work including his development of the infinitesimal calculus independent of Isaac Newton.

Before Fame

He earned a bachelor's degree in philosophy in December 1662 from his father's former university.

Trivia

He was a life member of the Royal Society and the Berlin Academy of Sciences.

Family Life

He was born to Friedrich Leibniz and Catharina Schmuck and never married.

Associated With

He is known for developing the infinitesimal calculus independently of Isaac Newton.