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Carl Friedrich Gauss

Carl Friedrich Gauss Biography

Scientist


ABOUT
German mathematician who created Gauss's Law, Gauss's Law for Magnetism, and the process of degaussing, among many other contributions.
BEFORE FAME
He was a child prodigy who had completed the text Disquisitiones Arithmeticae by the time he was twenty-one.

FAMILY LIFE
He had three children with his first wife, Johanna Osthoff, and three children with his second wife, Friederica Wilhelmine Waldeck.
ASSOCIATED WITH
Like Hendrik Lorentz, he was a winner of the Copley Medal.
TRIVIA
He developed a method to plot the location of planets when he was twenty three.

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