Greetings, my fellows! I am Gauss, Johann Carl Friedrich Gauss. I am a German mathematician and I contributed significantly to maths and physics. I was born on the 30th April 1777 in Braunschweig, Germany. Unfortunately, my mother was not well educated and could not read or write and could not record my date of birth. The only she remembered was that I was born on a Wednesday, eight days before the Feast of Ascension, which occurs 40 days after Easter. I was christened and accepted in a church located near the school he went to as a child.

Not to brag, but I was a total genius! When I was 21, I made my first discovery which was to make me famous. I had completed Disquisitiones Arithmeticae. But it was not published until 1801. My book was so great that it shaped the field of number studies all the way to the this day. Don't ask me how I know this because I can tell you I discovered this when I was in heaven.

I was so talented that the Duke of Braunschweig sent me to one of the most prestigious schools at the time, Collegium Carolinum. I studied there from 1792 to 1795 and then transferred to the University of Göttingen and studied there from 1795 to 1798. While I was still in university, I rediscovered several important theorems. But my breakthrough occurred in 1796 when he was able to prove that any regular polygon with a number of sides which is a Fermat prime can be constructed by using just a compass and straightedge. Amazing isn't it! This was a significant discovery in the field of construction. This discovery influenced me to take mathematics as a career. You know I was so pleased by my result that I requested for a regular heptadecagon, a 17-sided shape, to be engraved on my tombstone! But the stonemason declined, complaining that a heptadecagon would pretty much look like a circle.

The year 1796 was the most productive for me. On 30 March, I discovered a way to construct a heptadecagon. On 8 April, I became the first to prove the quadratic...

...CarlFriedrichGaussCarlFriedrichGauss was a German mathematician and scientist who
dominated the mathematical community during and after his lifetime. His
outstanding work includes the discovery of the method of least squares, the
discovery of non-Euclidean geometry, and important contributions to the theory
of numbers.
Born in Brunswick, Germany, on April 30, 1777, Johann...

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CarlFriedrichGauss
(1777 - 1855)
BIOGRAPHY
Karl FriedrichGauss was born in Brunswick, Germany in 1777. Gauss studied mathematics at the University of Gottingen from 1795 to 1798. He became the Director of the Gottingen Observatory from 1807 until his death. His father was a manual labourer but noticed his son's talents quite...

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Algebra 2
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JOHANNCARLFRIEDRICHGAUSSCarlFriedrichGauss was a German mathematician and scientist who
dominated the mathematical community during and after his lifetime. His
outstanding work includes the discovery of the method of least squares, the
discovery of non-Euclidean geometry, and important contributions to the theory
of numbers. Born in Brunswick,...

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Activity 8.6 – Discussion: CarlFriedrichGaussCarlFriedrichGauss, “Prince of Mathematics”
For hundreds of years mathematics has played a significant role in the development of society, from organizing calendars to the latest method of encryption for the United States government computers. Civilization as we know it would be altered immensely if mathematics did not play such a...

...Karl Gauss: Biography
Karl Gauss lived from 1777 to 1855. He was a German mathematician,
physician, and astronomer. He was born in Braunschweig, Germany, on April 30th,
1777. His family was poor and uneducated. His father was a gardener and a
merchant's assistant.
At a young age, Gauss taught himself how to read and count, and it is
said that he spotted a mistake in his father's calculations when he was only
three. Throughout the rest of his...

...CarlGauss was a man who is known for making a great deal breakthroughs in the wide variety of his work in both mathematics and physics. He is responsible for immeasurable contributions to the fields of number theory, analysis, differential geometry, geodesy, magnetism, astronomy, and optics, as well as many more. The concepts that he himself created have had an immense influence in many areas of the mathematic and scientific world.
Carl...

...JohannCarl Fredrich GaussJohannCarl Fredrich Gauss was born on April 30, 1777, in Brunswick, Germany. He was an only child, of a poor working class family. He had a harsh father who was a gardener and brick-layer; he was discouraging and discouraged his son of schooling. His father really wanted him to follow in his footsteps instead of attending school. Unlike his father his mother realized how smart he...

...JohannCarlFriedrichGauss was born on April 30, 1777 in Germany, to poor working class parents. His mother did not recorded the hate of his birth, she didn’t even remember the day he was born all she remembered was that it was eight days before the feast of the ascension, which happens 40 days after Easter Gauss ended up figuring out when he was born on his own. Gauss made his first ground breaking...

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