Carl Friedrich Gauss

Carl Friedrich Gauss

Born: April 30, 1777

Died: February 23, 1855

Nationality: German

Occupation: Mathematician

Biography: Johann Carl Friedrich Gauss was a German mathematician and physical scientist who contributed significantly to many fields, including number theory, statistics, analysis, differential geometry, geodesy, geophysics, electrostatics, astronomy and optics.

Source/Notes: About the proof of Wilson's theorem. Disquisitiones Arithmeticae (1801) Article 76
Source/Notes: When told, while working, that his wife was dying. As quoted in Men of Mathematics (1937) by E. T. Bell

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Source/Notes: from Sartorius von Waltershausen, Gauss zum Gedachtniss [1856]

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