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Today’s Notable Foreign Birthday

Johann Gauss – Preeminent German mathematician and scientist

English: A portry of the German mathematician ...
English: A portry of the German mathematician Carl Friedrich Gauss painted by the Danish portrait painter Carl Friedrich Gauss as one of 11 portraits of international scientists he was commissioned to paint for the new Pulkovo Observatory at Sankt Petersborg- The portrait has been used on German bank notes. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Johann Carl Friedrich Gauss (30 April 1777 – 23 February 1855) was a German mathematician and scientist who contributed significantly to many fields, including number theory, statistics, analysis, differential geometry, geodesy, electrostatics, astronomy and optics. Sometimes known as the Princeps mathematicorum (Latin, “the Prince of Mathematicians” or “the foremost of mathematicians”) and “greatest mathematician since antiquity”, Gauss had a remarkable influence in many fields of mathematics and science and is ranked as one of history’s most influential mathematicians.  He referred to mathematics as “the queen of sciences.

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