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Gauss, Carl Friedrich

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Born: 1777 AD
Died: 1855 AD, at 77 years of age.

Nationality: German
Categories: Mathematicians, Scientist

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1777 - Gauss was born in Brunswick, Germany on the 30th of April.

 

1780 - In some accounts, it was told that his genius became very apparent at the age of three when he corrected an error his father had made on paper while calculating finances.

 

1792-1795 - Attended Collegium Carolinum after the Duke of Brunswick awarded him a fellowship.

 

1795-1798 - Attended University of Gottingen.

 

1799 - Gauss gave a proof of the fundamental theorem of algebra in his dissertation entitled A New Proof That Every Rational Integer Function of One Variable Can Be Resolved into Real Factors of the First or Second Degree.

 

1798 - At the age of twenty-one, he completed Disquisitiones Arithmeticae, his magnum opus.

 

1801 - His book entitled Disquisitiones Arithmeticae, contained clean presentation of modular arithmetic and the first proof of the law of quadratic reciprocity and was considered important due to its contributions to number theory.

 

1809 - His wife, Johanna Osthoff died.

 

1831 - Together with Weber, they were able to discover new knowledge in the field of magnetism.

 

1833 - Gauss and Weber constructed the first electromagnetic telegraph.

 

1855 - He died in Hanover on the 23rd of February.


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