Paulus Euler And Margaretha Boucker's Early Life

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Born: APRIL 15, 1707 Parents: Paulus Euler and Margaretha Brucker EARLY LIFE Father came from modest folk, mostly artisians, while mother’s ancestors include a number of well known scholars. Leonhard received his first lessons in mathematics at home from his father. Around the age of eight he was sent to the Latin school in Basel and given a place to stay at his maternal grandmother’s house. To compensate for the poor quality then prevailing at the school, his father hired a private tutor for his son, a young theologian by the name of Johannes Burckhardt, himself an enthusiastic lover of mathematics. In October of 1720, at the age of thirteen Leonhard enrolled at the University of Basel, first at the philosophical faculty, where he took the
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