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Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, philosopher, 1646–1716.

“Prince Eugene and Leibniz”.

(Leibniz in Vienna, 1713).
Wood engraving, unmarked.
From: E. Duller, History of...
Leibniz claims that two pieces of paper are not completly identical…
Portrait of Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz
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November 2016: 300 years since the death of Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz
November 2016 marks 300 years since the death of Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (German polymath; 1 July 1646 – 14 November 1716):

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz was one of the great thinkers of the 17th and 18th centuries, particularly in the fields of mathematics and philosophy. He invented at least two things that are essential for the running of our modern world: calculus and binary arithmetics.