Leonhard Euler and his Contributions to the World of Mathematics

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Euler was a pioneering Swiss Mathematician and Physicist (someone who practices medicine). He made important diverse and simple discoveries in the mathematical field. He also introduced much of the modern mathematical terminology. Although, Leonhard is mostly known for his work and accomplishments in Calculus, he loved to write, and many of his works have been published. Born April 15, 1707 in Basel, Switzerland to Paul Euler, the pastor of the Reformed Church, and Marguerite Brucker, who happened to be the daughter of a pastor. It would be safe to say that Leonhard’s father had a huge impact on Leonhard’s life and could possibly be the reason for all of his success. This is because Paul started Leonhard in school in 1714 when he was only 7 years old. Also hired a private mathematics tutor, which sparked the brain of a future mathematician. Leonhard’s mind was so sharp, six years after he started school he began attending college lectures at Basel University. In today’s world the average age of college attendance is eighteen and nineteen years old, Leonhard did it at thirteen years old. Colleges also require a specific number of years in high school education and a certain number of years in core educational courses such as English, Mathematics, History and Science. This makes Leonhard’s achievement much more spectacular. Johan Bernoulli, also known as jean or John, was also a mathematician, and came from a family of mathematicians. Johan is known for his

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