Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Name: Johann Gauss
Born: April 30, 1777, in Braunschweig, Duchy of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, Holy Roman Empire
Death: February 23, 1855 (Age: 77)
- German mathematician and physical scientist who contributed significantly to many fields, including number theory, statistics, analysis, differential geometry, geodesy, geophysics, electrostatics, astronomy, and optics.
- Sometimes referred to as "the Prince of Mathematicians."
- Doctoral dissertation on the Fundamental theorem of algebra (1799).
- Untersuchungen über Gegenstände der Höheren Geodäsie. Zweite Abhandlung (1846).