Johann Carl Friedrich Gauss
1777  1855  Click the picture above  
Gauss worked in a wide variety of fields in both mathematics and physics incuding number theory, analysis, differential geometry, geodesy, magnetism, astronomy and optics. His work has had an immense influence in many areas.  
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A Poster of Carl Friedrich Gauss Mathematicians born in the same country
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