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Nicolaus I Bernoulli

Nicolaus I Bernoulli

Swiss mathematician
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro Swiss mathematician
Countries Switzerland
Occupations Mathematician Educator
Gender male
Birth 21 October 1687 (Basel, Basel-Stadt, Switzerland)
Death 29 November 1759 (Basel, Basel-Stadt, Switzerland)
Star sign Libra
Family
Mother: Ursula Stahelin
Father: Nicolaus Bernoulli
The details
Biography

Nicolaus Bernoulli (born 21 October 1687 in Basel, died 29 November 1759 in Basel; also spelled Nicolas or Nikolas), was a Swiss mathematician and was one of the many prominent mathematicians in the Bernoulli family.

He was the son of Nicolaus Bernoulli, painter and Alderman of Basel. In 1704 he graduated from the University of Basel under Jakob Bernoulli and obtained his PhD five years later (in 1709) with a work on probability theory in law. His thesis was titled Dissertatio Inauguralis Mathematico-Juridica de Usu Artis Conjectandi in Jure.

In 1716 he obtained the Galileo-chair at the University of Padua, where he worked on differential equations and geometry. In 1722 he returned to Switzerland and obtained a chair in Logics at the University of Basel.

He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of London in March, 1714.

His most important contributions can be found in his letters, in particular to Pierre Rémond de Montmort. In these letters, he introduced in particular the St. Petersburg Paradox. He also communicated with Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz and Leonhard Euler.

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