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Carl Friedrich Gauss

German (1777-1855) mathematician, scientist and professor; born in Brunswick and died in Göttingen, Germany.[1] Gauss possibly made the city of Göttingen the centre of mathematics until long after his death; a place that attracted several other of history’s most famous mathematicians, including B. Riemann and Weber, likely due to Gauss’ presence.[2]

Portrait of Johann Carl Friedrich Gauss, painted by C. A. Jensen[3]

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References:

  1. Johann Carl Friedrich Gauss’ (web page), J. J. O'Connor & E. F. Robertson, School of Mathematics and Statistics (University of St Andrews, Scotland), 1996, mathshistory.st-andrews.ac.uk/Biographies/Gauss.html (accessed Jan. 9th, 2020)
  2. Carl Friedrich Gauss’ (web page), Famous Scientists: The Art of Genius, 2016, www.famousscientists.org/carl-friedrich-gauss (accessed Jan. 9th, 2020)
  3. Johann Carl Friedrich Gauss’ (painting), Christian Albrecht Jensen, Gauß-Gesellschaft Göttingen e.V., photo by A. Wittmann, www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Friedrich_Gauss (accessed Jan. 9th, 2020)
  4. 19th Century Mathematics - Gauss’ (web page), Luke Mastin, The Story of Mathematics, 2010, www.storyofmathematics.com/19th_gauss.html (accessed Jan. 9th, 2020)