Leonhard Euler (17071783) was born in Basel [Switzerland]. His father ... gave him his first instruction in mathematics. ... In his nineteenth year he composed a dissertation on the masting of ships, which received the second prize from the French Academy of Sciences. ... In 1735 the solving of an astronomical problem, proposed by the Academy, for which several eminent mathematicians had demanded some months' time, was achieved in three days by Euler with aid of improved methods of his own. But the effort threw him into a fever and deprived him of the use of his right eye.
[Later] he became blind [in both eyes], but this did not stop his wonderful literary productiveness. ... Euler wrote an immense number of works. ... [He] introduced (simultaneously with Thomas Simpson in England) the now current abbreviations for trigonometric functions, and simplified formulas by ... designating the angles of a triangle by A,B,C, and the opposite sides by a, b, c. ...
He pointed out the relation between trigonometric and exponential functions. ... Euler laid down the rules for the transformation of coordinates in space. ... [He] proved a wellknown theorem, giving the relation between the number of vertices, faces, and edges of certain polyhedra, which, however, appears to have been known to Descartes. The powers of Euler were directed also towards the fascinating subject of ... probability, in which he solved some difficult problems.
Astronomy owes [a great deal] to Euler. ... These researches on the moon's motion, which captured two prizes, were carried on while he was blind, with the assistance of his sons and two of his pupils.
It has been said that an edition of Euler's complete works would fill [about 90 modern day books]. His mode of working was, first to concentrate his powers upon a special problem. Then [he would] solve separately all problems growing out of the first. ... It is easy to see that mathematicians could not long continue...
...Leonhard Euler
Euler, Leonhard (170783), Swiss mathematician, whose major work was done in the
field of pure mathematics, a field that he helped to found. Euler was born in
Basel and studied at the University of Basel under the Swiss mathematician
Johann Bernoulli, obtaining his master's degree at the age of 16. In 1727, at
the invitation of Catherine I, empress of Russia, Euler became a member of the
faculty of the Academy of Sciences in Saint Petersburg. He...
...Leonhard Euler
Leonhard Euler, (born April 15, 1707, died Sept. 18, 1783), was the most
prolific mathematician in history. His 866 books and articles represent about
one third of the entire body of research on mathematics, theoretical physics,
and engineering mechanics published between 1726 and 1800. In pure mathematics,
he integrated Leibniz's differential calculus and Newton's method of fluxions
into mathematical analysis; refined the notion of a function;...
...Leonhard Euler (17071783) Switzerland
Euler may be the most influential mathematician who ever lived (though some would make him second to Euclid); he ranks #77 on Michael Hart's famous list of the Most Influential Persons in History. His colleagues called him "Analysis Incarnate." Laplace, famous for denying credit to fellow mathematicians, once said "Read Euler: he is our master in everything." His notations and methods in many areas are in use to this day. Euler was...
...William Wordsworth (17701850), an early leader of romanticism in English poetry, ranks as one of the greatest lyric poets in the history of English literature.
William Wordsworth was born in Cookermouth, Cumberland, on April 7, 1770, the second child of an attorney. Unlike the other major English romantic poets, he enjoyed a happy childhood under the loving care of his mother and in close intimacy with his younger sister Dorothy (17711855). As a child, he wandered exuberantly through the...
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...Leonhard Euler, a Swiss mathematics and physics genius, was born on April 15, 1707 in Basel Switzerland, and died on September 18, 1783 in Saint Petersburg. Before he died he has done many great things. He introduced mathematical notations, shorthand trigonometric functions, and the idea of function and how it is written(f(x)). He also invented the symbol pi (π) for the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter, the ‘e’ for the base of the natural logarithm (The Euler...
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Leonhard Euler 
A short biography 

Jessica Fleming 
3/4/2013 

Leonhard Euler (15 April, 1707 18 September, 1783) was a Swiss mathematician and physicist. Born in Basel Switzerland, later moved to neighboring town, Riehen, Euler attended a rather poor school that taught no mathematics. His father having studied theology at the University of Basil managed to teach him some, which ignited an interest in Euler for the subject...
...Biography  Aryabhata, the Indian mathematician
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Biography  Aryabhata, the Indian mathematician
Aryabhata (476 CE – 550 CE) was the first Hindu mathematician and astronomers from India. He wrote couple of treatise about mathematics and astronomy. Some of them were lost. His most famous works Aryabhatiya completed in 499 CE and the AryaSiddhanta. Aryabhatiya consists of 108 verses, in which Aryabhata wrote about the mathematics...