Johann Bernoulli

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Birthday
27, 1667
Birthplace
Basel, Switzerland
Death Date
Jan 1, 1748 (80)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
27, 1667
Birthplace
Basel, Switzerland
Death Date
Jan 1, 1748 (80)

About

Swiss mathematician who invented calculus and was the first to the use the term 'integral.' He was one of several mathematicians within his family and he educated another famous mathematician, Leonhard Euler.

Before Fame

He studied medicine rather than business, as his father hoped for, but found both boring and studied math on the side.

Trivia

There remains some disagreement on whether he or Isaac Newton first invented calculus.

Family Life

He got married to Dorothea Falkner and had three sons: Nicolaus II Bernoulli, Daniel Bernoulli and Johann II Bernoulli.

Associated With

He started studying math and science with the followers of Rene Descartes.