Leonhard Euler

Leonhard Euler

Born: April 15, 1707

Died: September 18, 1783

Nationality: Swiss

Occupation: Mathematician

Biography: Leonhard Euler (English approximation: Oiler) was a pioneering Swiss mathematician and physicist. He made important discoveries in fields as diverse as infinitesimal calculus and graph theory.

Source/Notes: In Berlin, excusing his taciturnity in conversation with the Queen Mother of Prussia, on his return from Russia; As quoted in Science in Russian Culture: A History to 1860 (1963) by Alexander Vucinich
Source/Notes: Upon losing the use of his right eye in 1735; As quoted in: In Mathematical Circles (1969) by H. Eves

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