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1646, Jun 211716, Nov 14
a German polymath and philosopher who occupies a prominent place in the history of mathematics and the history of philosophy, having developed differential and integral calculus independently of Isaac Newton. Leibniz's notation has been widely used ever since it was published. He became one of the most prolific inventors in the field of mechanical calculators. Leibniz's contributions to this vast array of subjects were scattered in various learned journals, in tens of thousands of letters, and in unpublished manuscripts. He wrote in several languages, but primarily in Latin, French, and German.
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Isaac Newton
...contributions to optics, and he shares credit with Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz for the development of calculus.
Denis Papin
...In 1673, while working with Christiaan Huygens and Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz in Paris, he became interested in using a vacuum...
George Stepney
...great letter-writer. Among his correspondents was Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, with whom he was on friendly terms. Much of his official...
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