This Day in History: July 1
July 1, 1646
Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz Born
Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz is born in Leipzig. During his 70-year life, Leibniz would make significant contributions to the field of mathematics as well as completing some early computer work in the form of a calculator. Leibniz developed the modern forms of differential and integral calculus.
Leibniz died on November 14, 1716.