Gottfried Leibniz

Gottfried Leibniz

German mathematician and philosopher (1646–1716)
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Gottfried Wilhelm (von) Leibniz (1 July 1646 [O.S. 21 June] – 14 November 1716) was a German polymath active as a mathematician, philosopher, scientist and diplomat. He is one of the most prominent figures in both the history of philosophy and the history of mathematics. He wrote works on philosophy, theology, ethics, politics, law, history and philology. Leibniz also made major contributions to physics and technology, and anticipated notions that surfaced much later in probability theory, biology, medicine, geology, psychology, linguistics and computer science. In addition, he contributed to the field of library science: while serving as overseer of the Wolfenbüttel library in Germany, he devised a cataloging system that would have served as a guide for many of Europe's largest libraries. Leibniz's contributions to this vast array of subjects were scattered in various learned journals, in tens of thousands of letters and in unpublished manuscripts. He wrote in several languages, primarily in Latin, French and German, but also in English, Italian and Dutch.

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Gottfried Leibniz was born on Sunday, 1 July 1646 in Leipzig, Germany. He was best known as a mathematician. Leibniz's country of citizenship (nationality) was German. He died on Saturday, 14 November 1716 in Hanover, Germany at the age of 70. His religion is listed as Deist. He had blue eyes and black hair (color). His zodiac star sign was Cancer.

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