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Today: October 20, 2014
Gottfried Leibniz

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.