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Leibniz, Gottfried Wilhelm

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Born: 1646 AD
Died: 1716 AD, at 70 years of age.

Nationality: German
Categories: Mathematicians

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1646 - Born on the 1st of July in Leipzig to Friedrich Leibniz and Catherina Schmuck.

1669 - Leibniz was appointed Assessor in the Court of Appeal.

1676 - Leibniz managed to delay his arrival in Hanover, after making one more short journey to London, where he possibly was shown some of Newton's unpublished work on the calculus.

1675 - He began working on the calculus in the earliest evidence of its use in his surviving notebooks.

1677, he was promoted, at his request, to Privy Counselor of Justice, a post he held for the rest of his life.

1682 - Leibniz's most important mathematical papers were published between and usually in a journal which he and Otto Mencke founded the Acta Eruditorum.

1687-1690 - Leibniz traveled extensively in Germany, Austria, and Italy, seeking and finding archival materials bearing on this project.

1712 - Leibniz began a two year residence in Vienna, where he was appointed Imperial Court Councillor to the Habsburgs.

1716 - Died on the 14th of November.

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