Leibniz, Gottfried Wilhelm, Freiherr von, 1646-1716

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1646-07-01
Death 1716-11-14
Germans
Multiple languages, French, German, Latin

Biographical notes:

Leibniz was born on July 1, 1646 in Leipzig, Germany; he entered Leipzig Univ. and received the degree of doctor of law in 1666; became a philosopher, mathematician, and political advisor; became known as both a metaphysician and a logician, and invented differential and integral calculus; his major writings include: New physical hypothesis (1671), New method for the greatest and the least (1684), Discourse on metaphysics (1686), New system (1695), On the ultimate origin of things (1697), and On nature itself (1698); he died on Nov. 14, 1716 in Hanover, Germany.

From the description of Papers, 1646-1716. (University of California, Los Angeles). WorldCat record id: 39287280

German philosopher and mathematician.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Wolfenbüttel, to an unidentified nobleman, 1699 Aug. 25. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270598230

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Wolfenbüttel, to the Bishop of Meaux, 1700 Apr. 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270598227

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Wolfenbüttel, to an unidentified nobleman, 1701 May 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270598232

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Hanover, to an unidentified recipient, possibly F.A. Hakeman in London, 1699 Apr. 14. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270595820

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to F.A. Hakeman in London, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270596738

From the description of Autograph petition unsigned : to the emperor, undated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270598617

From the description of Letter signed : Hanover, to an unidentified recipient, 1698 Dec. 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270599016

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Hanover, to an unidentified nobleman, 1699 Aug. 4. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270595816

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to an unidentified nobleman, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270596735

From the description of Autograph letter unsigned : [n.p.], to an unidentified recipient, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270598270

From the description of Autograph document signed : Klausthal, 1686 11 26. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270595353

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Hanover, to an unidentified recipient, possibly F.A. Hakeman in London, 1699 May 11. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270595824

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Berolini, to Cardinal Henry Noris, 1702 Sept. 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270595554

Biography

Leibniz was born on July 1, 1646 in Leipzig, Germany; he entered Leipzig University and received the degree of doctor of law in 1666; became a philosopher, mathematician, and political advisor; became known as both a metaphysician and a logician, and invented differential and integral calculus; his major writings include: New physical hypothesis (1671), New method for the greatest and the least (1684), Discourse on metaphysics (1686), New system (1695), On the ultimate origin of things (1697), and On nature itself (1698); he died on November 14, 1716 in Hanover, Germany.

From the guide to the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Papers, 1646-1716, (University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Dept. of Special Collections.)

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Subjects:

  • Magnetism--Experiments--Early works to 1800
  • Calendars
  • Manuscripts, Latin
  • Lutheran Church--Relations--Catholic Church
  • Faith and reason
  • Philosophers--Archival resources
  • Chess--Early works to 1800
  • Mathematicians--Archival resources
  • Chess--Manuscripts

Occupations:

  • Philosophers--Germany--Archival resources
  • Mathematicians--Germany--Archival resources

Places:

  • Rhode Island--Providence (as recorded)
  • Germany (as recorded)