Carl Friedrich Gauss

Mathematician, Academic

1777 – 1855

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Who was Carl Friedrich Gauss?

Johann Carl Friedrich Gauss was a German mathematician, who contributed significantly to many fields, including number theory, algebra, statistics, analysis, differential geometry, geodesy, geophysics, electrostatics, astronomy, and optics.

Sometimes referred to as the Princeps mathematicorum 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.

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Born
Apr 30, 1777
Braunschweig
Also known as
  • Johann Carl Friedrich Gauss
  • Carolus Fridericus Gauss
  • Gauss
Spouses
Children
Religion
  • Lutheranism
Ethnicity
  • Germans
Nationality
  • Germany
  • Kingdom of Hanover
  • Holy Roman Empire
Profession
Education
  • University of Helmstedt
  • University of Göttingen
  • Braunschweig University of Technology
Employment
  • University of Göttingen
Lived in
  • Germany
  • Braunschweig
  • Kingdom of Hanover
Died
Feb 23, 1855
Göttingen

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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